The making of a high performance, semi-detached century-old home By: greening homes

October 13, 2017
Green Materials, Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

In September we opened to the public a renovation in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood during Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO). This annual event by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association offers a fantastic opportunity for builders to showcase emerging best-practice energy-efficient design and construction details. The homeowners for this project approached Greening Homes in February with a […]

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Two great events to help your home reno plans By: greening homes

September 5, 2017
Announcements, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Project Update, Resource Efficiency

Receive free home renovation advice from us, or visit one of our projects that’s applying the latest high efficiency practices when you visit the Toronto Fall Home Show and/or our Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) event, respectively, this month. We’ll be at booth 647 at the Fall Home Show, September 15-17, located at the Enercare […]

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Avoiding the Red List, in High Park Magazine By: greening homes

January 6, 2017
Green Materials, Indoor Health

In January 2017, High Park Magazine published another article by Christopher Phillips: Avoiding the Rest List: Insider tips on green building materials! To learn more about other green features and materials, visit our blog, The making of a healthy energy efficient home. This is Christopher’s second article for High Park Magazine. In September, the magazine […]

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Greening Homes showcases latest in green and healthy building innovations at Green Energy Doors Open By: greening homes

September 8, 2016
Announcements, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Passive House

Media Advisory September 8, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Greening Homes, an award-winning home renovations company, will showcase groundbreaking innovations in energy efficient and nontoxic residential buildings during Green Energy Doors Open on Saturday, September 10 in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood, and Oakville. Green Energy Doors Open (September 9-11) presents hundreds of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy […]

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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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Installing dense-packed cellulose in newly-framed walls By: greening homes

August 22, 2016
Green Materials, Indoor Health, Site Stories

Cellulose is an excellent insulation choice because of its high recycled content, low embodied energy, and – unlike foam-based insulation – it does not contain petroleum products. Its low off-gassing potential made it the ideal choice for the owner of a full-house gut project in Leslieville, whose health condition makes her sensitive to a variety of […]

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Fort McMurray fires shine spotlight on toxic homes By: greening homes

June 14, 2016
Green Materials, Indoor Health

Several weeks ago we watched in horror as parts of Fort McMurray, surrounding communities and significant patches of the boreal forest went up in flames. Just recently we were reminded of another danger – the public health impact of toxic ash left over by burnt buildings. An article by the Canadian Press draws attention to […]

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