CHBA names Greening Homes a ‘Reno Hero’ By: greening homes

October 24, 2018
Announcements, Indoor Health, Site Stories

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) recently named Greening Homes a ‘Reno Hero’ for a reno rescue in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. The CHBA features us in this video spotlight: “Over a year after beginning a total home renovation, a young family of six had to start over. Their existing contractor, who failed to get permits […]

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Toronto Star features Greening Homes’ Leslieville reno By: greening homes

October 23, 2018
Green Materials, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

Greening Homes’ Morse Street project was the front page feature of the Toronto Star’s Homes & Condos section on October 20, 2018! Read all about this gorgeous full home renovation in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood, which fulfilled the homeowner’s need for more space, in addition to ensuring high performance and health standards. “We figured we were […]

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Interview with Manuel Sester, Greening Homes’ “wandering” German journeyman carpenter By: greening homes

September 12, 2018
Greening Homes' Team, Site Stories

Greening Homes has made its mark in the residential renovations industry in Toronto, partly because it strives to adopt a variety of initiatives to expand knowledge and experiences rather than settle for the status quo. Greening Homes’ president, Chris Phillips was introduced to a company that specializes in placing qualified carpenters from Central European countries […]

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It’s back to school! When can I start my home renovation? By: greening homes

September 11, 2018
Planning a Renovation

This blog is part of Greening Homes’ Planning a Renovation series. It’s back to school time (and back to life) time. Now that the kids and you are back to reality after the summer break, you may be taking a serious look at your dream home renovation. You are not alone. This time of year, […]

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Toronto is changing lanes on laneway housing By: greening homes

September 10, 2018
Alternative housing

This blog is part of our Alternative Housing series. Imagine credit: Lanescape. This summer, Toronto housing received a shot in the arm. Toronto homeowners, who have alleyway access, may be permitted to transform their backyard garages into small houses or accessory suites. Facing public pressure over a housing shortage, the Toronto City Council approved, in […]

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Building materials profile: ROCKWOOL By: greening homes

July 12, 2018
Resource Efficiency

We’ve been using ROCKWOOL (formally Roxul) since Greening Homes’ early days. Headquartered – in North America – in Milton, Ontario, Rockwool offers a variety of stone-wool insulation products. We were one of the first companies to use ROCKWOOL as a sub-slab insulation replacement for extruded polystyrene spray foam, which has a high-embodied carbon footprint and […]

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Leading green builders encourage Ontario to improve building rebate program By: greening homes

June 25, 2018
Announcements

An effective green building program will help homeowners save money. While disappointed that the Ontario government cancelled the newly minted GreenON rebate program, we urge the government to replace it with a reinstated Eco-Energy Audit program, an effective approach that will help homeowners reduce energy bills in addition to greenhouse gas emissions. The GreenON program […]

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Toronto Bike Month – even home renovators bike to work By: greening homes

May 28, 2018
Greening Homes' Team, Transportation

It may seem odd for home renovators to arrive at a job site on bike. Heavy duty pick-up trucks are often associated with renovation firms. Not Greening Homes. Since our inception, we’ve made environmentally-friendly transportation one of our core pillars. During Toronto Bike Month (May 28 – June 30), Greening Homes’ President, Chris Phillips offers […]

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