Saving the biosphere one worm at a time By: greening homes

February 28, 2019
Waste Diversion

Greening Homes recently met with Jocelyn Molyneux of Wastenot Farms, who got us fired up about vermicomposting at the office. Jocelyn, through her company, has developed a win-win relationship with offices, such as ours, where she collects organic waste in exchange for the best plant food possible – to be used on office plants or […]

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Reducing environmental impact one house at a time By: greening homes

February 22, 2019
Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories, Transportation, Waste Diversion

Ontario’s building sector produces 21 percent of the province’s greenhouse gases, making it the third largest contributor, next to transportation and industry. Clearly, much needs to be done to reduce this sector’s environmental impact. Happily, in our experience, much can be done to do so, without adding that much more to a project’s budget. In […]

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2 Greening Homes projects finalists for RenoMark Renovation and Custom Home Awards By: greening homes

February 15, 2019
Announcements, Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Two Greening Homes projects named as finalists in the ‘Best Condominium Suite Renovation’ category for the RenoMark Renovation and Custom Home Awards Toronto, ON, Feb 15, 2019 – Greening Homes is pleased to announce that two of its projects were named as a finalist in the ‘Best Condominium Suite Renovation’ category for […]

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Local Magazine features Chris Phillips By: greening homes

February 5, 2019
Waste Diversion

The following Business Profile is from Neighbours of High Park and Roncesvalles Magazine Greening Homes Creates Beautiful and Environmentally Friendly Renovations Chris Phillips, owner of Greening Homes, approaches his business the same way he approaches other aspects of his life: with a focus on minimizing environmental impact, building community and behaving ethically. Greening Homes is […]

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Not easy being green? Think again By: greening homes

January 28, 2019
Green Materials, Indoor Health, Planning a Renovation

When people think of a “green” home renovation, they often envision high performance windows or a well-insulated attic. We also hear that while it would be nice to go green, it’s unaffordable. In reality, environmentally-responsible renovations, when done right, go beyond windows and insulation, and can save you money. A responsible renovation factors in the […]

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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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