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New owners moving into first ENERGY STAR® qualified home built using new building guidelines in East Gwillimbury

Friday, October 20th 2006 9:02:33am

(East Gwillimbury, Ontario)  East Gwillimbury is the first municipality in Canada to adopt ENERGY STAR as the standard for all residential developments requiring subdivision agreements, with Terra Brook Homes completing the first ENERGY STAR qualified home using the new guidelines (passed March 20, 2006).  An ENERGY STAR qualified home is approximately 40% more energy efficient than a home built to the Ontario building code minimum.

East Gwillimbury Mayor James R. Young, Corey and Jason DiCarlo of Terra Brook Homes, and Corey McBurney of EnerQuality Corporation, the organization which oversees the ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiative in Ontario, will present house keys to the new home owners.  There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony, blower door test by John Godden demonstrating the tightness of the home’s building envelope, and a Certificate of Recognition presentation by Chief Energy Conservation Officer Peter Love.

What:  

Key presentation to new home owners
Blower door test (to demonstrate building tightness)
Ribbon cutting ceremony
Certificate of Recognition presentation

When:

Friday, October 27th, 11:30 am

Where:  

12 Brent Rd., Holland Landing (see map attached\)

Who:

Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer,
Conservation Bureau
James R. Young, East Gwillimbury Mayor
East Gwillimbury Councillors
Corey and Jason DiCarlo, Terra Brook Homes
Corey McBurney, Managing Director, EnerQuality Corporation
John Godden, Alpha-Tec Consulting

For additional information contact:

Corey DiCarlo, Terra Brook Homes, 905-660-2432 or corey@terrabrookhomes.ca

Licinio Miguelo, Policy/Strategy Coordinator, Town of East Gwillimbury, 905-478-4282 ext.275

Brent Kulba, ECO (EnerQuality media relations), 416-972-7401

ENERGY STAR® for New Homes is a label given to homes that meet balanced, whole-house, energy-efficiency standards, guaranteeing their owners significant energy savings.  New homes that receive the ENERGY STAR label are 30-40 percent more energy efficient than those built to the minimum Ontario building code standards. The ENERGY STAR mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada.