Official unveiling of energy efficient, low CO2 emissions Discovery Home
Friday, June 15th 2007 10:29:58am
Attention News/Assignment/Homes/Energy Reporters and Editors
Empire Communities is one of the province's leaders in building to an EnerGuide 80 performance rating five years ahead of the Ontario Building Code
Award winning builder Empire Communities is celebrating the completion of their Discovery Home, located in the award winning community of Wyndfield in Brantford. The ENERGY STAR® qualified Discovery Home is designed to help combat climate change by reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously helping homeowners save on their energy bills.
Empire Communities will also announce that from this point forward, every new home they build will be ENERGY STAR qualified, demonstrating their company-wide commitment to reduce the impact on the environment by building exclusively energy efficient homes. An ENERGY STAR qualified home is 30 % more energy efficient than a home built to minimum building code requirements and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 3 tonnes per year.
Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario Peter Love will award a Certificate of Recognition to Empire Communities for their energy conservation achievement and commitment.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony marking grand opening of Discovery House, Certificate of Recognition presentation from Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario, speeches, luncheon, house tours
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Ribbon cutting and presentations at 11 a.m., luncheon and home tours to follow)
67 Hunter Way, Brantford (see maps attached)
* Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario
* MP Lloyd St. Amand (Brant)
* Mayor Mike Hancock, City of Brantford
* Corey McBurney, Managing Director, EnerQuality Corporation
* Paul Golini Jr., Executive VP Low Rise, Empire Communities
For more information, contact:
Karen Kessel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Empire Communities, 905-307-8102 Ext. 108
Brent Kulba (Media Relations for EnerQuality), 416-972-7401
OPA/Conservation Bureau Media Hotline, 416-969-6307
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 approximately 30 percent more energy efficient than those built to the minimum Ontario building code standards. The ENERGY STAR mark, used with permission, is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada.