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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Tackling asbestos. Mesothelioma Awareness Day, September 26 By: greening homes

September 25, 2017
Indoor Health

Asbestos. That’s one of the last things you’d want to hear that’s lurking in your home. And yet, if your house or condo was built before the early 1990s, there’s a very good chance it’s somewhere behind your walls or even in full view. That’s because asbestos, durable and resilient as it is, was the […]

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What to do about asbestos in your home: interview with the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance By: greening homes

September 25, 2017
Indoor Health

We take asbestos very seriously at Greening Homes. Exposure to this dangerous substance can lead to a variety of diseases, particularly mesothelioma – a deadly cancer that affects the lungs primarily. Asbestos was the material of choice for insulation, waste piping, roof shingles, tiles and other products between the 1940s and 1980s. Any buildings built […]

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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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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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High performance window installation meets a century-old brick opening By: greening homes

February 8, 2017
Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency

A visual tour Brick buildings love Greening Homes. We don’t know why. Maybe we can blame it on geography. Often we find ourselves tasked with improving century old structures made of fired clay. In this blog, I’ll focus on a high performance window installation on a double brick home. If you’ve spent anytime researching the […]

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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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