INTRODUCING WARMBOARD By: greening homes

April 10, 2014
Green Materials, Resource Efficiency

GH recently attended a product information session for Warmboard, a radiant panel product that we will be using at our deep energy retrofit project in East York. Warmboard consists of an engineered wood sheathing panel (either OSB or plywood) with a sheet of aluminum applied to one side. The panels are contoured with grooves that […]

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DEFINING THE PROJECT BUDGET By: greening homes

March 15, 2014
Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

Our involvement in a project usually begins after a design has been completed (although we can be involved earlier as part of an integrated design approach) and we start by reviewing the design, speaking with the clients and/or architect and developing a cost estimate. We then work with the clients and architect to refine the […]

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GH Visits a Super-Efficient Bungalow Build in Oakville By: greening homes

March 13, 2014
Resource Efficiency

Recently, we visited the site of a super-efficient bungalow build in Oakville, courtesy of Ed Marion at Passive House Ontario.  It was great to see high-performance building techniques and products being applied so close to home.  We’ll be using many of these techniques in our on-going deep energy retrofit (and addition) project in East York. […]

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New PV project By: greening homes

December 10, 2013
Project Update, Resource Efficiency

The Beechwood project (renovation and 2nd storey addition) will incorporate a solar array. Permits for the project are delayed because the City required more information on attachment of the array and the structure’s ability to accommodate it. In a fortunate coincidence, the Solar Canada 2013 conference and trade show is on right now, and we were able to attend […]

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CERTIFIED PASSIVE HOUSE CONSULTANT By: greening homes

August 18, 2013
Announcements, Resource Efficiency

We now have two Construction Managers certified by PHIUS as Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHCs). After a grueling 6 weeks of evening classes they have passed their qualification exams with flying colours. Although you may not be interested in building a certified Passive House, you will be interested in some of the strategies they involve. […]

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DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY UNITS By: greening homes

May 22, 2013
Resource Efficiency

A drain water heat recovery (DWHR) unit is a simple, low-cost device which can reduce the energy used to heat water by up to 40%. Recently, Greening Homes has been able to provide free DWHR systems to our clients completing substantial renovations through a program offered by Enbridge. The DWHR system consists of a large […]

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MILESTONES – LEASIDE ICF ADDITION By: greening homes

March 28, 2013
Green Materials, Project Update, Resource Efficiency

We are at the half-way mark of our exciting Leaside ICF addition. Below are some of the milestones we have reached and a list of our next steps! Exterior masonry has been completed This includes adding two basement windows in the existing brick and closing in a side door and milk door. See upcoming blog […]

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1 OF 6 IN ONTARIO By: greening homes

November 29, 2012
Announcements, Resource Efficiency

Connor Malloy, our Operations Manager recently received his LEED® AP Homes accreditation. Connor joins just 5 other professionals in the province with this specialty and brings tons of ideas to the table. In all there are 2,119 LEED® AP”s in Ontario (including our President and one of our Construction Managers) and we hope more professionals […]

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