Reducing environmental impact one house at a time By: greening homes

February 22, 2019
Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories, Transportation, Waste Diversion

Ontario’s building sector produces 21 percent of the province’s greenhouse gases, making it the third largest contributor, next to transportation and industry. Clearly, much needs to be done to reduce this sector’s environmental impact. Happily, in our experience, much can be done to do so, without adding that much more to a project’s budget. In […]

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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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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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Get ready to go green on your next home renovation By: greening homes

May 20, 2016
Green Materials, Resource Efficiency, Waste Diversion

This blog was published on Toronto Home Shows’ website, May 16, 2016. Once considered a niche market in the residential building sector, eco-friendly homes are becoming a mainstay, thanks to anticipated policy changes by the Ontario government. Ontario’s proposed Climate Action Plan includes new building code rules to improve energy inefficiencies and move homes off […]

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