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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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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Every week is Healthy Commute Week By: greening homes

August 21, 2015
Community, Site Stories, Transportation

One of our core pillars is smart transportation to and from the job site. Rather than fill up the streets with trucks, our crew walk from the nearest TTC stop or lock up their bicycles. Managers drive an electric smart car to travel from site to site. So deciding to participate in Pollution Probe’s Healthy […]

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The Green Majority spotlights Greening Homes By: greening homes

July 30, 2015
Announcements, Community, Site Stories

The Green Majority recently interviewed Chris Phillips and Steven Gray on what it takes to improve a home’s ecological footprint – during a renovation and after, with insights into the award-winning Beechwood project. Even if a homeowner does not opt for a deep energy retrofit, they’re still making a difference through Greening Homes’ 5 pillars. […]

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CBC visits a unique bathroom built by Greening Homes By: greening homes

May 26, 2015
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

Our past client and the Managing Editor behind TreeHugger.com, Lloyd Alter, was recently featured on CBC’s radio program The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti! As part of an ongoing series called By Design, the segment focused on the uniquely designed bathroom which Greening Homes recently completed as part of a whole house renovation. In stark […]

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Introducing Tenzing Gurung, Our New Coop Student By: greening homes

December 1, 2014
Announcements, Community, Site Stories

Photo: GH Crew member Nate Jones with Tenzing Gurung We are happy to welcome Tenzing Gurung, a coop student from George Brown College to the Greening Homes team! We recently sat down with him to learn about what drew him to Greening Homes and about his interests in Green Building. GH: What college program are you […]

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