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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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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Get ready to go green on your next home renovation By: greening homes

May 20, 2016
Green Materials, Resource Efficiency, Waste Diversion

This blog was published on Toronto Home Shows’ website, May 16, 2016. Once considered a niche market in the residential building sector, eco-friendly homes are becoming a mainstay, thanks to anticipated policy changes by the Ontario government. Ontario’s proposed Climate Action Plan includes new building code rules to improve energy inefficiencies and move homes off […]

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Greening Homes wins two BILD awards for Summerhill renovation By: greening homes

March 11, 2016
Announcements, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Waste Diversion

Greening Homes is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of two BILD 18th annual Renovation & Custom Home Awards, one for Best Green Renovation and the other for the category: Best Renovation $300,000 to $500,000. The awarded project is a modern open concept renovation of a 100-year-old Victorian Semi-detached home in Summerhill. The awards were […]

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