Job Post: Project Manager/Designer/Estimator By: greening homes

December 3, 2021
Announcements, Job Opportunities

Location: Toronto, Ontario Project Manager/Designer/Estimator – Residential Renovation Are you awesome at what you do? Do you want to make a difference in a challenging industry? Are you a designer, architect, or project manager who knows residential renovations? We’re looking for a Project Manager/Designer/Estimator who wants to join a growing and multi-award winning renovations company, and […]

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The treasure of reused materials in a home renovation By: greening homes

October 19, 2021
Waste Diversion

Toronto is a treasure trove of heritage houses. Every one of them has stories to tell. Imagine if the walls really could talk! What would they tell us about the early inhabitants? It’s easy to wonder when regarding a unique fixture, the finish of an old fireplace, beautiful mouldings or a gorgeous stain glass window.  […]

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New federal grant and loan to improve home energy performance By: greening homes

July 27, 2021
Announcements, Planning a Renovation, Resource Efficiency, Water Protection

By Christopher Phillips, Founder and President of Greening Homes Ltd. In March, I wrote about federal support to help homeowners offset the costs of home energy retrofits that improve energy efficiency and comfort, while reducing energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. In June the federal government announced an update. Its new Canada Greener Homes Grant […]

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A Century-Old Semi in Toronto Gets a Sustainable Makeover By: greening homes

June 1, 2021
Green Materials, Indoor Health, Media, Site Stories

Greening Homes’ Morse Street project once more attracted attention with this House Feature in Build with Rise, May 25, 2021. Marianne and Luke Windisch take sustainability seriously. “We certainly both try to live sustainably,” says Marianne Windisch. “We bike everywhere with the kids all year long. We do have a car, but it’s electric. We […]

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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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