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, Media, 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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