Greening Homes leads the industry on site and in the classroom By: greening homes

March 3, 2017
Community, Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Waste Diversion

Community involvement and education have always been core values since the founding of Greening Homes as an alternative renovations provider in Toronto.  We thought we’d share some of the initiatives our team are currently engaged in this winter! (Tim Moxam unloads material for his class on High Performance Window Installation at George Brown College, Casa […]

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High performance window installation meets a century-old brick opening By: greening homes

February 8, 2017
Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency

A visual tour Brick buildings love Greening Homes. We don’t know why. Maybe we can blame it on geography. Often we find ourselves tasked with improving century old structures made of fired clay. In this blog, I’ll focus on a high performance window installation on a double brick home. If you’ve spent anytime researching the […]

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The making of a healthy energy efficient home By: greening homes

September 1, 2016
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Site Stories

This healthy home renovation will be featured during Green Energy Doors Open, September 10. For details and to register visit: greenenergydoorsopen.ca/events/bertmount-healthy-home-retrofit Houses are becoming more energy efficient than ever before. They will become even tighter due to changes to Ontario’s Building Code, which come into effect in January. This is good. The more airtight the […]

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Fort McMurray fires shine spotlight on toxic homes By: greening homes

June 14, 2016
Green Materials, Indoor Health

Several weeks ago we watched in horror as parts of Fort McMurray, surrounding communities and significant patches of the boreal forest went up in flames. Just recently we were reminded of another danger – the public health impact of toxic ash left over by burnt buildings. An article by the Canadian Press draws attention to […]

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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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Insulated Rammed Earth – Beautiful, Natural, and Functional, by Steven Gray By: greening homes

October 9, 2015
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Passive House, Resource Efficiency

Architect Terrell Wong, owner of Stone’s Throw Design, and builder Sylvia Cook, owner of Aerecura Rammed Earth, presented their amazing work with insulated rammed earth buildings at the North American Passive House Conference in Chicago. Too often high-performance means high-tech, with many Passive House walls incorporating space-age products and complex detailing. This look at the history, […]

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Planning a Green Roof By: greening homes

August 20, 2015
Community, Green Materials

Green roofs are sprouting up in Toronto, and no wonder. They’re a great way to cool a building in the summer and manage water during a rain storm. Thumbs up on their aesthetic appeal too! We caught up with Leslie Doyle of Restoration Gardens, which specializes in green roofs, to share her insights on the […]

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Building on success, by Christopher Phillips By: greening homes

August 12, 2015
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health, LEED for Homes, Transportation

Celebrating success is – well it’s awesome. Advancing our understanding to improve our practice, particularly when it comes to healthy buildings, is priceless. It’s why we went to Vancouver in June. We were there for the National Conference of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). CaGBC, along with SAB Magazine, presented us with the Canadian […]

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