Home renovations and project planning during COVID-19 By: greening homes

June 3, 2020
Announcements, Planning a Renovation, Project Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and everything. For some homeowners, its timing came at a particularly bad time. Those in the middle of a renovation saw their project slow down. Some wondered if their project would be put on hiatus for the unforeseeable future. Happily for them, the Ontario government listed residential construction projects […]

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Two great events to help your home reno plans By: greening homes

September 5, 2017
Announcements, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Project Update, Resource Efficiency

Receive free home renovation advice from us, or visit one of our projects that’s applying the latest high efficiency practices when you visit the Toronto Fall Home Show and/or our Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) event, respectively, this month. We’ll be at booth 647 at the Fall Home Show, September 15-17, located at the Enercare […]

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Choosing Warmboard for this reno’s radiant floors By: greening homes

November 27, 2015
Green Materials, Project Update, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

At our full-house renovation in Leslieville, the owners have decided to install a radiant heating system featuring radiant floors in the basement, first floor and second floor washroom with Stelrad radiators in the remaining rooms. We carefully reviewed three radiant floor options for the first floor, which included the staple-up method, lightweight over pour, and […]

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Saving material, energy and money – Greening Homes’ core pillars in action By: greening homes

November 26, 2015
Project Update, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories, Waste Diversion

At Greening Homes, we operate under 5 ‘pillars’ of sustainability. We are always looking for ways to implement sustainable practices on our jobs, even when this requires a little extra work and dedication. At our on-going full-house renovation in Leslieville, we had the opportunity to implement two of our pillars: 1) Responsible Waste Management and […]

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Greening Homes Wins the Prestigious Canadian Green Building Award! By: greening homes

June 2, 2015
Announcements, Awards, Community, Project Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2015 Toronto Green Building Leader Receives Prestigious Canadian Green Building Award Greening Homes recognized for transforming post war house into one of the most energy efficient in Canada (Toronto, ON) – Greening Homes is thrilled to announce that its Beechwood Project – a deep energy retrofit of a post-World War II bungalow in […]

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Detailing our Deep Energy Retrofit Project By: greening homes

November 15, 2014
Green Materials, Project Update, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

On October 8th, Blue Green Consulting Group hosted one of their famous Design Meets Boots on the Ground events where architects and builders came together to share their insights and experience with an audience of over 50 of the most cutting edge architects, builders and building consultants south western Ontario has to offer. Steven Gray, one of our Construction Managers, […]

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We’ve exceeded Passive House Standard – UPDATE By: greening homes

October 2, 2014
Announcements, Project Update

UPDATE – Recent testing, again by BlueGreen Group, shows that this project further exceeds the Passive House standard for air sealing in new construction. After drywall, the home achieved 0.44 ACH, compared to 0.52 ACH pre-drywall and 0.6 ACH for new Passive House construction. Also, this project is now one of three finalists in the […]

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September 20, 2014
Green Materials, Project Update, Resource Efficiency

* This project has been selected as one of three finalists in the Innovation in Sustainability category for the CaGBC’s Toronto Chapter Innovation in LEED awards. Drop by the site for a tour on Saturday October 4th as part of Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Energy Doors Open Event. — We recently installed high performance windows at our Deep Energy Retrofit […]

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