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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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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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’ Rosedale renovation featured in Homes and Cottages By: greening homes

March 16, 2016
Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Transportation, Waste Diversion

Greening Homes’ full house renovation in Rosedale is featured in a six-page spread in Homes and Cottages’ April 2016 issue. Entitled, Second time around, the article focuses on why building with green materials was top priority for the homeowners. In the article, writer Connie Adair touches on some of our core pillars, including smart transportation […]

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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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Greening Homes Winter Retreat 2016 By: greening homes

February 8, 2016
Announcements, Community, Resource Efficiency

More than ten years ago I had a vision to offer homeowners quality design renovations with minimal environmental and health impacts – delivered by an exceptional team. Flash forward to a weekend in January this year, that team – 21 in total – gathered at the Ecology Retreat Centre in Hockley Valley to take stock […]

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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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