WE SUPPORT PASSIVE BUILDINGS CANADA By: marc maguire

November 16, 2012
Announcements

We strive to better our professional offering everyday, and today we became members of Passive Buildings Canada. Passive what? The term Passive House is reserved for ultra-low-energy homes built to the German Passive House (…or Haus) standard. These homes are super insulated and air sealed, and are designed to work with the orientation and micro-climate […]

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RESTORING CENTURY OLD CORBELS By: greening homes

October 28, 2012
Waste Diversion

For the last year, Greening Homes has been working on gutting, rebuilding, and restoring a century old home in Toronto”s Rosedale neighbourhood. One of the many challenges of the home was addressing the failing and rotting–yet potentially beautiful–century old corbels. Corbels, when looking their best, give a home”s facade a distinct and ornate look. Unfortunately, […]

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RECLAIMED WOOD By: greening homes

October 8, 2012
Green Materials, Waste Diversion

While adjusting openings in the exterior brick walls for new windows, we carefully deconstructed the existing headers.  The salvaged wood, approximately 1.75″ thick douglas fir with a wonderful patina and character-infusing defects, were repurposed as rustic wood accent pieces and used throughout the home. Our carpenters carefully selected pieces with the right combination of workability and character to creat rustic window […]

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HIGH PARK REBUILD By: greening homes

September 15, 2012
Community, Project Update

This past summer we had the privilege of working with the High Park community and Mike Holmes to re-build the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground. The beloved park means a lot to our team and was holds many memories for those of us who grew up on the slides and swings there. The original castle structure […]

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HOT OFF THE PRESS By: greening homes

August 27, 2012
Announcements

We are so excited to show you our new Sustainable Project Management Report (SPMR) that we provide all of our clients at the completion of their project. Each document is custom made and lists all of the project specific elements that make his project more sustainable. Providing this custom document is one way we try […]

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44 Ramps Built with StopGap for Roncesvalles! By: greening homes

July 17, 2012
Announcements, Community

On Saturday and Sunday this weekend, members of our crew (and some of their partners) helped out with a great initiative on Roncesvalles. Coinciding with the Polish Street Festival, we teamed up with a group building ramps for 44 stores along the East side of Roncesvalles from Queen to Dundas W. The organization called Stop […]

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Greening Homes in Haiti By: greening homes

March 7, 2012
Announcements, Community

As part of our mandate to increase awareness of sustainable building practice, Greening Homes supported Shane MacInnes, a Senior Crew member and Red Seal Carpenter, by subsidizing a large portion of his trip costs. We are grateful for Shane’s contribution to this project and are happy to help him share his experience building in Haiti […]

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Greening Homes Company Retreat By: greening homes

January 7, 2012
Announcements, Community

In January 2012 the Greening Homes crew put down our tools and packed up our outdoor gear to spend a weekend together with our families at the Algonquin Eco Lodge near Maynooth, Ontario. Between polar bear dips and skiing we met to review and revise our existing company policies and protocols. We worked together to better define […]

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