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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Installing dense-packed cellulose in newly-framed walls By: greening homes

August 22, 2016
Green Materials, Indoor Health, Site Stories

Cellulose is an excellent insulation choice because of its high recycled content, low embodied energy, and – unlike foam-based insulation – it does not contain petroleum products. Its low off-gassing potential made it the ideal choice for the owner of a full-house gut project in Leslieville, whose health condition makes her sensitive to a variety of […]

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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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Building healthy homes through non-toxic construction adhesives By: greening homes

November 30, 2015
Green Materials, Indoor Health

Building beautiful projects that are healthy for their occupants is one of our top priorities at Greening Homes. It’s our fourth core pillar: Ensuring Healthy Indoor Air Quality. We accomplish this by setting up dust separations, protecting sensitive materials and HVAC systems from contamination during construction, running HEPA air scrubbers, and using low-emitting and non-emitting products […]

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