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Official unveiling of energy efficient, low CO2 emissions Discovery Home

Friday, June 15th 2007 10:29:58am

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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 STARĀ® 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 STARĀ® 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.