Greening Homes named finalist in three 2020 BILD Awards By: greening homes

May 3, 2021
Announcements, Awards

Greening Homes is thrilled to be a finalist in the following three categories for the 2020 BILD Renovation and Custom Home Awards! Best reno (no addition), $250K-$500K (Willingdon project)Best Kitchen under $100K (Willingdon project)Best Washroom (Crescent Road project) Designed by Greening Homes’ in-house design team, these finalists were part of full-gut renovations. For the Willington […]

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Plan well. Be patient. Renovating a home during a pandemic By: greening homes

April 28, 2021
Planning a Renovation

Planning is everything. This was true before the pandemic and is very much so now.

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The feds invest in greening your home By: greening homes

March 2, 2021
Green Materials, Resource Efficiency

The Prime Minister made a big announcement in December that will have far reaching impacts on home renovations. Buildings account for 17 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions – 22 percent in Ontario and a whopping 55 percent in Toronto.  This sector also generates a lot of jobs, which are urgently needed to help […]

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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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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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