Choosing Warmboard for this reno’s radiant floors By: greening homes

November 27, 2015
Green Materials, Project Update, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

At our full-house renovation in Leslieville, the owners have decided to install a radiant heating system featuring radiant floors in the basement, first floor and second floor washroom with Stelrad radiators in the remaining rooms. We carefully reviewed three radiant floor options for the first floor, which included the staple-up method, lightweight over pour, and […]

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Saving material, energy and money – Greening Homes’ core pillars in action By: greening homes

November 26, 2015
Project Update, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories, Waste Diversion

At Greening Homes, we operate under 5 ‘pillars’ of sustainability. We are always looking for ways to implement sustainable practices on our jobs, even when this requires a little extra work and dedication. At our on-going full-house renovation in Leslieville, we had the opportunity to implement two of our pillars: 1) Responsible Waste Management and […]

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Greening Homes Wins the Prestigious Canadian Green Building Award! By: greening homes

June 2, 2015
Announcements, Community, Project Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2015 Toronto Green Building Leader Receives Prestigious Canadian Green Building Award Greening Homes recognized for transforming post war house into one of the most energy efficient in Canada (Toronto, ON) – Greening Homes is thrilled to announce that its Beechwood Project – a deep energy retrofit of a post-World War II bungalow in […]

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Detailing our Deep Energy Retrofit Project By: greening homes

November 15, 2014
Green Materials, Project Update, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

On October 8th, Blue Green Consulting Group hosted one of their famous Design Meets Boots on the Ground events where architects and builders came together to share their insights and experience with an audience of over 50 of the most cutting edge architects, builders and building consultants south western Ontario has to offer. Steven Gray, one of our Construction Managers, […]

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We’ve exceeded Passive House Standard – UPDATE By: greening homes

October 2, 2014
Announcements, Project Update

UPDATE – Recent testing, again by BlueGreen Group, shows that this project further exceeds the Passive House standard for air sealing in new construction. After drywall, the home achieved 0.44 ACH, compared to 0.52 ACH pre-drywall and 0.6 ACH for new Passive House construction. Also, this project is now one of three finalists in the […]

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BEST PRACTICE WINDOW INSTALLATION By: greening homes

September 20, 2014
Green Materials, Project Update, Resource Efficiency

* This project has been selected as one of three finalists in the Innovation in Sustainability category for the CaGBC’s Toronto Chapter Innovation in LEED awards. Drop by the site for a tour on Saturday October 4th as part of Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Energy Doors Open Event. — We recently installed high performance windows at our Deep Energy Retrofit […]

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SHOU SUGI BAN By: greening homes

April 7, 2014
Green Materials, Project Update

We are experimenting with siding materials for our current project in East York, Toronto. Our clients have asked for a modern and dark coloured siding material for their front dormers, and we thought Shou Sugi Ban (charred wood siding) could be perfect. Last weekend we experimented for the first time using some of the reclaimed […]

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New PV project By: greening homes

December 10, 2013
Project Update, Resource Efficiency

The Beechwood project (renovation and 2nd storey addition) will incorporate a solar array. Permits for the project are delayed because the City required more information on attachment of the array and the structure’s ability to accommodate it. In a fortunate coincidence, the Solar Canada 2013 conference and trade show is on right now, and we were able to attend […]

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