Lightening the landfill load By: greening homes

July 4, 2017
Waste Diversion

It’s a terrible statistic. Eighty-eight percent of all construction waste in Ontario ends up in the landfill. We calculate that 40 percent of the world’s materials are used by the building industry. That adds up to a lot of waste. It doesn’t need to be this way, and it cannot continue. This practice of easily […]

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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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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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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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Construction Manager, Shane MacInnes’ design selected for Maple Leaf Forever Design Exhibition & Auction By: greening homes

April 2, 2015
Waste Diversion

Greening Homes has a number of very talented team members and Shane MacInnes is no exception. A skilled carpenter with an eye for design, his submission into the Maple Leaf Forever Design Exhibit and Auction was selected from a large number of applicants. He was in good company with other well known carpenters. Shane describes […]

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Living Tradition: Re-using Jobsite Waste By: greening homes

December 11, 2014
Community, Resource Efficiency, Waste Diversion

Shane MacInnes is a Greening Homes employee who has been helping with on-site waste diversion by turning unwanted scrap material and wood into beautiful and functional home décor. Shane’s inspiration was to reuse the commonly scrapped pieces of LVL. LVLs are used to span large distances in floors that conventional lumber cannot and are part […]

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