The latest in Passive House building – coming soon! By: greening homes

September 17, 2015
Announcements, Community

  We recently attended the 2015 North American Passive House Conference in Chicago to learn and share with the leading builders and designers in the field of passive and sustainable building. Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing a series of posts to cover the many exciting and innovative presentations, seminars, and product demonstrations […]

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Every week is Healthy Commute Week By: greening homes

August 21, 2015
Community, Site Stories, Transportation

One of our core pillars is smart transportation to and from the job site. Rather than fill up the streets with trucks, our crew walk from the nearest TTC stop or lock up their bicycles. Managers drive an electric smart car to travel from site to site. So deciding to participate in Pollution Probe’s Healthy […]

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Planning a Green Roof By: greening homes

August 20, 2015
Community, Green Materials

Green roofs are sprouting up in Toronto, and no wonder. They’re a great way to cool a building in the summer and manage water during a rain storm. Thumbs up on their aesthetic appeal too! We caught up with Leslie Doyle of Restoration Gardens, which specializes in green roofs, to share her insights on the […]

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Building on success, by Christopher Phillips By: greening homes

August 12, 2015
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health, LEED for Homes, Transportation

Celebrating success is – well it’s awesome. Advancing our understanding to improve our practice, particularly when it comes to healthy buildings, is priceless. It’s why we went to Vancouver in June. We were there for the National Conference of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). CaGBC, along with SAB Magazine, presented us with the Canadian […]

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We’re Hiring a Construction Manager/Site Supervisor By: greening homes

August 11, 2015
Announcements

Construction Manager/Site Supervisor Residential Renovation We are looking for a Construction Manager /Site Supervisor who wants to join a young, growing, and multi-award winning renovations company, and help us build amazing green projects for our Toronto clients. We need candidates who have the skill and experience to lead a build team from start to completion, often […]

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The Green Majority spotlights Greening Homes By: greening homes

July 30, 2015
Announcements, Community, Site Stories

The Green Majority recently interviewed Chris Phillips and Steven Gray on what it takes to improve a home’s ecological footprint – during a renovation and after, with insights into the award-winning Beechwood project. Even if a homeowner does not opt for a deep energy retrofit, they’re still making a difference through Greening Homes’ 5 pillars. […]

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Architect Spotlight: Jonathan Friedman of PARTISANS By: greening homes

July 15, 2015
Announcements

This week blogTO wrote a piece about PARTISANS, a firm we admire greatly. Along with their other prestigious accolades, PARTISANS has been awarded the 2015 – Best Emerging Practice award – and a Design Excellence award for their Grotto Sauna from the OAA. We have had the fortune of working with Jonathan Friedman, a partner […]

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Nadurra – GH top pick By: greening homes

June 19, 2015
Green Materials

Our friends at Nadurra have been featured in NOW Magazine for some of their amazing floors. We love the selection at their Toronto showroom and recommend their FSC solid or engineered wood floors to many of our clients. Our contact at Nadurra is Michael Boulger – an extremely helpful fellow. If you have a need for wood, cork or […]

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