Greening Homes leads the industry on site and in the classroom By: greening homes

March 3, 2017
Community, Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Waste Diversion

Community involvement and education have always been core values since the founding of Greening Homes as an alternative renovations provider in Toronto.  We thought we’d share some of the initiatives our team are currently engaged in this winter! (Tim Moxam unloads material for his class on High Performance Window Installation at George Brown College, Casa […]

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Christopher Phillips wins prestigious leadership award By: greening homes

October 14, 2016
Announcements, Community

An independent jury awarded Christopher Phillips, Greening Homes’ President, with the prestigious CaGBC-GTC Industry Leader Award on October 13 during the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards. “I am really honoured to receive this award from the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council,” said Christopher. “The nomination came out of the blue, […]

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We’re in High Park Magazine! By: greening homes

September 1, 2016
Announcements, Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health

  Christopher Phillips’ article – Why your next home renovation will likely need to be green – is featured in the September issue of High Park Magazine!

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The making of a healthy energy efficient home By: greening homes

September 1, 2016
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Site Stories

This healthy home renovation will be featured during Green Energy Doors Open, September 10. For details and to register visit: greenenergydoorsopen.ca/events/bertmount-healthy-home-retrofit Houses are becoming more energy efficient than ever before. They will become even tighter due to changes to Ontario’s Building Code, which come into effect in January. This is good. The more airtight the […]

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Passive House Retrofit: Five Years After By: greening homes

August 31, 2016
Community, Passive House

The Oakville Passive House Retrofit is participating in Green Energy Doors Open. For more, visit greenenergydoorsopen.ca/events/oakville-passive-house-retrofit More than five years have passed since my wife, daughter and I moved back into our newly reconstructed home, a home designed following PassivHaus principles. We witnessed and participated in the effort that went into turning a 50s bungalow […]

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Greening Homes visits the latest in high performance building By: greening homes

June 27, 2016
Community, Passive House, Resource Efficiency

Greening Homes recently sent two of its high performance building enthusiasts- Rowan Caister and Ed Marion- to attend an on-site open house hosted by Toronto based architecture firm Sustainable.TO. The Riseborough Residence, located in North York and constructed by Greenbilt Homes is the latest in a growing trend of high performance homes designed using a […]

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Greening Homes’ lasting legacy for youth home By: greening homes

June 10, 2016
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health

On June 6, more than 20 Greening Homes crew and Legacy Project volunteers assembled and presented benchers and planters for Eva Phoenix’s new home on Brant Street in Toronto, helping to bring the outdoors in for the youth who live in this important transitional facility.  This initiative was part of the Canadian Green Building Council […]

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Win-Win with A-Way Express By: greening homes

May 9, 2016
Community, Transportation

At Greening Homes we wanted to reduce the time it took for construction managers to deliver important documents from the renovation site to the office – particularly sites located in the city’s north and east end. The documents needed to be delivered but we also wanted to optimize our managers’ time. Happily we discovered A-Way […]

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