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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Building materials profile: ECOBond HD By: greening homes

May 7, 2018
Green Materials, Indoor Health, Waste Diversion

As home renovators, we take impacts to the environmental and human health seriously. It’s no surprise then that our product selection undergo careful review and consideration. How many of our green pillar boxes does a product tick? Is it nontoxic? Does it produce minimal waste, have a low embodied energy, and ensure high performance? Is […]

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Innovative, healthy building materials profile: Fibreboard By: greening homes

April 20, 2018
Green Materials, Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency

These days more and more companies are finding ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Concerns about climate change are mounting, and there is a real appetite to take responsibility for this global problem, coupled with awareness that innovative solutions to lighten the carbon load often help improve the bottom line. Greening Homes has been conscious […]

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Why it’s much better to relocate during your home renovation By: greening homes

April 18, 2018
Planning a Renovation

This blog is part of Greening Homes’ Planning a Renovation series. Should we live in the home during the renovation, or temporarily relocate? Often, homeowners choose the former to save money and avoid the inconvenience of moving. In so doing they typically spend more money overall and can make decisions they later regret. Living in […]

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Innovative, healthy building materials profile: Red List-free PROSOCO Products By: greening homes

March 5, 2018
Green Materials, Indoor Health, Waste Diversion

Greening Homes takes its motto “renovations done responsibly” very seriously. It speaks to our commitment to accountability and transparency, ensuring that our clients are well-informed every step during the process, and that they receive the best value per dollar. It also speaks to our commitment to safeguarding the health and well-being of the homeowners. That’s […]

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Planning a renovation? Timing is everything By: greening homes

February 7, 2018
Planning a Renovation

This blog is part of Greening Homes’ Planning a Renovation series. Early in the year we often field inquiries about spring home renovations. How soon can we start? That’s all going to depend on the project’s scope. If you plan to expand the building envelope, it could take a lot longer to get your approvals. […]

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Ten tips to reduce your energy bills By: greening homes

January 23, 2018
Resource Efficiency

This winter isn’t kidding. Torontonians bundled up to stay warm during record setting lows that kicked off the year. The season has just begun. How bundled up is your home? Are you feeling the draught? Drafty houses pack a double punch, impacting your home comfort and heating bills. If you are planning a home renovation, […]

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