When high performing walls are allowed to breathe By: greening homes

November 6, 2020
Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency

By Chris Phillips I last blogged about the perils of spray foam insulation, highlighting its high carbon impact and potential risk for off-gassing, which can compromise occupant health, and vapour impermeability, which can degrade masonry walls over time.   Toronto’s centenarian brick houses were designed (intentionally or otherwise) to allow vapour to flow in and […]

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Spray foam: buyer beware By: greening homes

September 8, 2020
Indoor Health, Planning a Renovation, Resource Efficiency

Polystyrene spray foam has become the industry standard for home insulation. Unfortunately, this industry standard can create several problems down the line which are costly and could compromise indoor air quality.

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Job Opening: Site Supervisor/Construction Manager – Residential Renovation By: greening homes

July 3, 2020
Announcements

We’re looking for a Site Supervisor/Construction Manager who wants to join a young, growing, and multi-award winning renovations company, and help us build amazing green projects for our Toronto clients. We need candidates who have the skill and experience to lead a build team from start to completion, often managing two or more significant build […]

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Home renovations and project planning during COVID-19 By: greening homes

June 3, 2020
Announcements, Planning a Renovation, Project Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and everything. For some homeowners, its timing came at a particularly bad time. Those in the middle of a renovation saw their project slow down. Some wondered if their project would be put on hiatus for the unforeseeable future. Happily for them, the Ontario government listed residential construction projects […]

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Marcus Iafrate – on becoming a residential designer and his love for clients By: greening homes

February 28, 2020
Announcements, Greening Homes' Team

Greening Homes is delighted to add Marcus Iafrate to our team. Marcus brings his expertise and exceptional client relations savvy to Greening Homes as Director of Design and Development. We asked Marcus to tell us a little bit about himself and what got him interested in residential design. Here’s what he had to say: GH […]

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Want to add value to your home? Choose the right home renovator By: greening homes

February 14, 2020
Planning a Renovation

It is tempting when prospecting for a renovation contractor or home builder, to choose the one that promises the moon at the lowest price. Be careful. What may sound great for your budget may end up costing you a lot more in the long run.

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Not Easy Building a Green Home? Think Again! By: greening homes

September 6, 2019
Green Materials, Media

Hot off the press! Christopher Phillip’s article is featured in the Fall 2019 issue of Green Living Show Magazine. Now that the fall is upon us, you may be seriously considering a home renovation. You are not alone. This time of year, Greening Homes fields many enquiries. Some homeowners have returned from summer holidays and […]

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This condo’s inner beauty By: greening homes

May 21, 2019
Awards, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Waste Diversion

We love transforming older condominiums into gorgeous modern – and healthy – havens. Condo renovations are becoming a mainstay for us at Greening Homes, and the renovation community is taking note.

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