Win-Win with A-Way Express By: greening homes

May 9, 2016
Community, Transportation

At Greening Homes we wanted to reduce the time it took for construction managers to deliver important documents from the renovation site to the office – particularly sites located in the city’s north and east end. The documents needed to be delivered but we also wanted to optimize our managers’ time. Happily we discovered A-Way […]

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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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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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Building on success, by Christopher Phillips By: greening homes

August 12, 2015
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health, LEED for Homes, Transportation

Celebrating success is – well it’s awesome. Advancing our understanding to improve our practice, particularly when it comes to healthy buildings, is priceless. It’s why we went to Vancouver in June. We were there for the National Conference of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). CaGBC, along with SAB Magazine, presented us with the Canadian […]

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100% Electric: Our First Company Vehicle By: greening homes

December 11, 2014
Announcements, Green Materials, Resource Efficiency, Transportation

We’re incredibly excited to share the news of our first company car, a fully electric SMART two-seater run on 100% renewable energy from Bullfrog Power. We think the design with our logo looks pretty smart, too (kudos to Connor, who designed the wrap in-house)! Part of our founding mandate as an alternative builder is to try […]

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! By: greening homes

April 23, 2013
Transportation

The spring weather has finally come and the Greening Homes crew is back on their bikes. Many of the crew road their bikes throughout the winter but now almost everyone is back on two wheels. We have a Smart Transportation Policy that promotes alternatives to conventional construction vehicles. We believe in using the best tool […]

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