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Recent Releases from EnerQuality Corporation

EQ Awards Handed Out to Ontario Best Green Builders

Published Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:03:58 EST Read More

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Nominee list for 2017 EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards

Published Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:02:33 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Nominee list for 2017 EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards Media credentials available What: EnerQuality Innovation Forum and Awards on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Vaughn, Ontario Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum with the theme of New, Now Next, followed by the Awards Gala is where you n...... Click here to read this release



EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards - Media Credential Available

Published Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:56 EST Read More

Forum and Awards on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Vaughn, Ontario Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum and Gala is where you need to be. EQ Housing Innovation Forum is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefits of advancing building performance. Topics being explored include innovation in building science, b...... Click here to read this release



Hold the Date: Attention Event Calendar Editors

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:20:57 EST Read More

Thursday, February 23, 2017 EQ Housing Innovation Forum and Awards Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum and Gala is where you need to be. EQ Housing Innovation Forum is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefits of advancing building performance. Topics being explored include innovation in building science, best pract...... Click here to read this release



Leaders in Green home building honoured at 2008 EnerQuality Awards of Excellence

Published Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:25:12 EST Read More

Commitment to sustainable, energy efficient building celebrated at luncheon ceremony (Toronto, Jan.14, 2009) Building professionals from across Ontario gathered to honour the best in sustainable and energy efficient homebuilding at the EnerQuality Corporation 2008 Awards of Excellence presentations. ”We witnessed tremendous growth and participation in green building in 2008 and the strong nominations reflect the tremendous leadership we have seen in this indust...... Click here to read this release



EnerQuality celebrates leaders in energy efficient and green building at 2008 Awards of Excellence

Published Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:21:02 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Energy/Environment/Construction/News Reporters and Editors EnerQuality celebrates leaders in energy efficient and green building at 2008 Awards of Excellence EnerQuality Corporation will honour Ontario's best and most innovative home builders and construction professionals at the 2008 EnerQuality Awards of Excellence. Nominees are leaders in sustainable construction, and have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to building high-performance, energy-ef...... Click here to read this release



New GreenHouse program brings “green” to the mainstream

Published Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:46:56 EST Read More

New GreenHouse program brings “green” to the mainstream Indoor air quality, water conservation and waste reduction all part of 2008 Green Building Festival announcement (Toronto, September 10, 2008) This morning, EnerQuality, announced it is now offering a new green housing program called GreenHouse™ certified construction. GreenHouse was developed by EnerQuality in partnership with industry and government to bring the benefits of green building to the mainst...... Click here to read this release



TOMORROW - New 'GreenHouse Certification' to be unveiled at 2008 Green Building Festival in Toronto

Published Tue, 9 Sep 2008 09:40:56 EST Read More

Media Advisory GreenHouse certified construction goes above and beyond energy efficiency by incorporating indoor air quality, water conservation and waste reduction (Toronto, September 2008) The latest in environmentally friendly home building will be unveiled at this year's Green Building Festival. The festival runs from September 9-10. GreenHouse Certification is the creation of EnerQuality Corporation, a licensed service organization of the ENERGY STAR® for New ...... Click here to read this release



EnerQuality and Ontario home builders raise $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity Canada

Published Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:27:48 EST Read More

*High-Resolution photo available Builders accept challenge and help push ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiative past the 10,000 home mark (Toronto, January 30, 2008) A watershed moment was recently celebrated in energy efficient and sustainable home building in Ontario. At the recently held 2007 EnerQuality Awards, representatives from EnerQuality Corporation and Tartan Homes met with Habitat for Humanity Canada to present a cheque for $10,000 in recognition of the 10,...... Click here to read this release



Kincardine site of Ontario’s first energy-efficient, geothermal homes

Published Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:58:04 EST Read More

Media Advisory – Attention Home/News/Assignment Editors Kincardine site of Ontario’s first energy-efficient, geothermal homes Reid's Heritage Homes to announce ENERGY STAR qualification for all new homes (Kincardine, Ontario) Reid's Heritage Homes and EnerQuality Corporation (which oversees the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes initiative in Ontario) invite all media to the launch of Ontario’s first and largest geothermal energy-efficient community. The Reid's Heritage Ho...... Click here to read this release



Energy Efficient Homebuilder 2007 EnerQuality Awards of Excellence - Ontario

Published Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:12:39 EST Read More

2007 EnerQuality Awards of Excellence ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder of the Year The builder that wins this category exemplifies commitment to building and labeling energy efficient sustainable new homes. Each of the recipients has shown organizational commitment to building green, and has made significant impact in their communities through innovation, advocacy, and awareness. Category 1 Large Builder (200+ homes/yr) Category 2 Medium Builder (51 - 199 homes/yr) Categ...... Click here to read this release



Are Ontario home builders and buyers missing an opportunity to talk about energy efficiency?

Published Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:14:52 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Attention Home/Construction/Energy Reporters and Editors (Toronto, Canada, October 29, 2007) Energy efficiency is an important consideration in new home purchases; yet, according to a new survey conducted in the Greater Toronto Area and the Ottawa-Carleton region, many builders could do a better job of talking about energy efficiency options with prospective buyers. The survey shows that 98% of home buyers fully expect all builders to offer energy ...... Click here to read this release



Habitat for Humanity Toronto completes Canada’s first Habitat ‘green’ home project

Published Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:00:38 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release – Photos available Thousands of volunteers help build ten ENERGY STAR® qualified homes for families in need (Scarborough, ON, August 19, 2007) Today, over 200 Habitat for Humanity Toronto volunteers, donors, and partner families celebrated the completion of phase one of the first-ever ENERGY STAR development in Canada constructed by Habitat for Humanity. The celebration culminated with 10 families receiving the keys to their new, environmental...... Click here to read this release



Baywood Homes celebrates Oshawa’s newest ENERGY STAR® qualified home

Published Mon, 20 Aug 2007 08:45:54 EST Read More

Media Release – Attention News/Assignment/Home Editors and Reporters A community event showcasing Baywood’s first ENERGY STAR qualified home celebrated Baywood’s future commitment to energy efficient building practices (Oshawa, Ontario, August 18, 2007) Baywood Homes celebrated the latest in energy efficient housing with a community celebration in Oshawa today. Neighbours and people from the GTA toured Baywood’s three new model homes in the Ravines of Greenhill, while enjoying ...... Click here to read this release



First solar powered ENERGY STAR® qualified home in Tillsonburg

Published Fri, 17 Aug 2007 14:39:48 EST Read More

Gentrac Building Corporation announces all new homes built to ENERGY STAR® qualification with solar power and R-2000 upgrade options (Tillsonburg, Canada, August 17, 2007) Gentrac Building Corporation presented Tillsonburg’s first SOLAR powered ENERGY STAR qualified home this afternoon. Located in Wood Haven Subdivision at 4 Wood Haven Drive, the energy efficient home is equipped with a solar PV system which both generates electricity and acts as a backup power supply. Speakers at t...... Click here to read this release



Unveiling of solar powered ENERGY STAR® qualified home in Tillsonburg

Published Fri, 10 Aug 2007 08:31:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Attention News/Assignment/Homes Editors and Reporters TILLSONBURG: Gentrac Building Corporation to also announce all new homes built to ENERGY STAR qualification with solar power and R-2000 upgrade options (Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada) Gentrac Building Corporation will unveil Wood Haven Subdivision's first ENERGY STAR qualified home on Friday, August 17th at 2:00 PM. In addition to being energy efficient, the home is equipped with a solar generation and emergency bac...... Click here to read this release



Durham Region Builder Receives Award for Energy Efficiency

Published Mon, 30 Jul 2007 16:09:40 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Liza Homes builds 50 ENERGY STAR® qualified houses in Whitby development (WHITBY, ON, June 27, 2007) Bryan Young, representing the Office of the Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario, today awarded a coveted Certificate of Recognition to Sharok Mansouri, President of Liza Homes, for his company's outstanding commitment to energy conservation. The event took place at Liza Homes' Grand Opening Phase II in Whitby, a development of 50 ENERGY ST...... Click here to read this release



Empire makes 100% commitment to ENERGY STAR®

Published Wed, 20 Jun 2007 10:36:42 EST Read More

Media Release – PHOTOS AVAILABLE Attention News/Assignment/Homes/Energy Reporters and Editors With the launch of it’s “House of the Future” Empire Communities is building your tomorrow house - today (Brantford, ON, June 20, 2007) At a ribbon cutting ceremony today in Brantford’s award winning community of Wyndfield, Empire Communities unveiled its ENERGY STAR qualified “House of the Future.” With the launch of this energy-efficient home, Empire Communities, one of the pr...... Click here to read this release



Official unveiling of energy efficient, low CO2 emissions Discovery Home

Published Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:29:58 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Photo Opportunity Attention News/Assignment/Homes/Energy Reporters and Editors BRANTFORD 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 c...... Click here to read this release



Mitchell site of Ontario's newest energy-efficient homes

Published Thu, 24 May 2007 14:03:09 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Attention Home/Energy/News Reporters and Editors Mitchell site of Ontario's newest energy-efficient homes All new homes at Thamesview Estates to be ENERGY STAR® qualified (Mitchell, Ontario, May 24, 2007) Mitchell is the newest location in Ontario for energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR qualified homes. Mayor John Van Bakel, Deputy Mayor Gerry Kehl, Michelle Cote of EnerQuality Corporation and Brian Neely of Thamesview Estates announced today that ENE...... Click here to read this release



Sherwood Homes first to build ENERGY STAR qualified homes in Collingwood

Published Fri, 23 Feb 2007 12:02:38 EST Read More

Media Release – For Immediate Release Attention Home/Energy/News Reporters and Editors Sherwood Homes first to build energy efficient, ENERGY STAR® qualified homes in Collingwood (Collingwood, Ontario, February 23, 2007) Collingwood is the newest location for energy efficient, ENERGY STAR qualified homes. Corey McBurney of EnerQuality Corporation was on hand as Terry Kloepfer, Regional Manager, Sherwood Homes Collingwood, announced that ENERGY STAR qualification will be standard in al...... Click here to read this release



Energy efficient homes to be built in Collingwood

Published Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:19:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention Home/Energy/News Reporters and Editors Energy efficient “green” homes to be built in Collingwood Sherwood Homes to announce first ENERGY STAR® qualified homes in Collingwood (Collingwood, Ontario) Join Corey McBurney of EnerQuality Corporation and Terry Kloepfer, Regional Manager for Sherwood Homes, as they announce Collingwood’s first ENERGY STAR qualified homes. These performance tested, third party verified, and government backed homes are app...... Click here to read this release



The Daniels Corporation wins ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder of the Year Award

Published Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:25:38 EST Read More

PHOTOS AVAILABLE (Markham, January, 12, 2007) Peter Love, the Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario, presented the prestigious ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder of the Year Award to The Daniels Corporation today. The EnerQuality Awards of Excellence ceremony, held in conjunction with the Ontario Building & Renovation Forum in Markham, recognized outstanding building professionals, industry partners and homebuilders for advancing energy efficiency in new home construction. The Dan...... Click here to read this release



Home Energy Evaluator in Ottawa wins Evaluator of the Year Award

Published Mon, 15 Jan 2007 14:02:09 EST Read More

PHOTOS AVAILABLE (Markham, January 12, 2007) The EnerQuality Corporation recognized Ross Elliott, President of Homestead Building Solutions, with the Evaluator of the Year Award (sponsored by DOW Chemical) at the EnerQuality Excellence Awards ceremony. Held today in Markham, in conjunction with the Ontario Building & Renovation Forum, the Excellence Awards were presented to outstanding building professionals and homebuilders for advancing energy efficiency in new home construction. Mr. E...... Click here to read this release



Enbridge Gas Distribution wins Industry Partner of the Year Award

Published Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:20:05 EST Read More

Enbridge Gas Distribution wins Industry Partner of the Year Award for home energy efficiency initiatives (Markham, Ontario, January 12, 2007) EnerQuality Corporation awarded Enbridge Gas Distribution the Industry Partner of the Year Award (sponsored by the EnerQuality Builder Council) during the EnerQuality Awards of Excellence ceremony. Held today in Markham, in conjunction with the Ontario Building & Renovation Forum, the Awards were presented to outstanding building professionals, indust...... Click here to read this release



Record number of energy efficient homes built in Ontario during 2006

Published Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:15:34 EST Read More

PHOTOS AVAILABLE EnerQuality Awards of Excellence presented to energy efficiency leaders (Markham, Ontario, January 12, 2007) With their annual Awards of Excellence, the EnerQuality Corporation recognized Ontario's outstanding building professionals, industry partners and homebuilders today for advancing energy efficiency in new home construction. There were 9 award categories ranging from ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder of the Year to Best Marketing Program (chart attached). The aw...... Click here to read this release



GTA building professionals, industry partners and homebuilders win majority of energy efficiency awards

Published Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:14:16 EST Read More

PHOTOS AVAILABLE Record number of energy efficient homes built in Ontario during 2006 (Markham, Ontario, January 12, 2007) During a year when Ontario had a 255% jump in new, energy efficient homes, 6 GTA building professionals, industry partners and homebuilders can claim title as industry leaders. EnerQuality Corporation gave them Awards of Excellence today at the Ontario Building & Renovation Forum in Markham (see winners chart). "The EnerQuality Awards of Excellence winners, thro...... Click here to read this release



Home Energy Evaluator in Ottawa wins Evaluator of the Year Award

Published Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:11:16 EST Read More

PHOTOS AVAILABLE (Markham, January 12, 2007) The EnerQuality Corporation recognized Ross Elliott, President of Homestead Building Solutions, with the Evaluator of the Year Award (sponsored by DOW Chemical) at the EnerQuality Excellence Awards ceremony. Held today in Markham, in conjunction with the Ontario Building & Renovation Forum, the Excellence Awards were presented to outstanding building professionals and homebuilders for advancing energy efficiency in new home construction. Mr. E...... Click here to read this release



Homebuilders in Halton and Hamilton win Awards of Excellence

Published Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:09:44 EST Read More

PHOTOS AVAILABLE Homebuilders in Halton and Hamilton win Awards of Excellence during record year for energy efficient homes (Markham, Ontario, January 12, 2007) During a year when Ontario saw a 255% jump in new, energy efficient homes, homebuilders in Halton and Hamilton can claim title as industry leaders. Today, at the Ontario Building & Renovation Forum in Markham, EnerQuality Corporation gave Awards of Excellence to 3 homebuilders in Halton and Hamilton: Starward Homes received th...... Click here to read this release



Douglas Marshall remembered and honoured with Hall of Fame Award

Published Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:08:48 EST Read More

PHOTOS AVAILABLE Belleville energy efficiency consultant Douglas Marshall remembered and honoured with Hall of Fame Award (Markham, January 12, 2007) The late Douglas Marshall of Marshall Consulting was the recipient of the prestigious EnerQuality Hall of Fame Award (sponsored by Natural Resources Canada). The Award was accepted by his wife Kim and daughter Kristen Marshall at the awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Ontario Building & Renovation Forum in Markham today. Douglas...... Click here to read this release



Southern Ontario homebuilder wins energy efficiency award

Published Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:06:33 EST Read More

PHOTOS AVAILABLE Homes located in London, Kitchener, Guelph and Port Elgin (Markham, January, 12, 2007) During a year when Ontario had a 255% jump in new, energy efficient homes, Reid's Heritage Homes, with ENERGY STAR® qualified homes in London, Kitchener, Guelph and Port Elgin, won EnerQuality's Technical Excellence Award (sponsored by Dupont Tyvek). The EnerQuality Awards of Excellence ceremony, held today in Markham in conjunction with the Ontario Building & Renovation Forum, recogni...... Click here to read this release



EnerQuality Awards of Excellence - Jan 12

Published Mon, 8 Jan 2007 12:43:04 EST Read More

Ontario building professionals and homebuilders to be recognized for home energy efficiency at the EnerQuality Awards of Excellence ceremony What: Presentation of the EnerQuality Awards of Excellence for energy efficiency in the new home industry When: Friday, January 12, 2007, 12:00 p.m. Where: Ontario Building & Renovation Forum 2007 Hilton Suites, Toronto-Markham Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Avenue (south/west corner of Hwy #7 and Warden), Markham, ON Join Ene...... Click here to read this release



ORANGEVILLE - First ENERGY STAR qualified home - Berkshire Homes

Published Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:27:50 EST Read More

(Orangeville, November 20, 2006) On Saturday, 85 people celebrated the grand opening of Orangeville’s first ENERGY STAR® qualified home with a ribbon cutting and tour. Built by Berkshire Homes in a new development called Credit Springs, the new model home is 30% to 40% more energy efficient than a home built to the Ontario building code minimum and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 3 tonnes per year. The luxurious model home, designed by Hunt Design with interiors by th...... Click here to read this release



Terra Brook Homes receives Certificate of Recognition for completing first ENERGY STAR® qualified home built using new building guidelines in East Gwillimbury

Published Fri, 27 Oct 2006 13:05:33 EST Read More

New owners receive house keys and take possession of their new, energy efficient home (East Gwillimbury, ON, October 27, 2006) Today, Kerri and Carl Cartwright and their 2 children received the keys to their new, energy efficient home. They took possession of the first ENERGY STAR qualified home built using the new East Gwillimbury building guidelines. This community is Canada's first municipality to adopt ENERGY STAR as the standard for all residential developments requiring subdivision a...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:02:33 EST Read More

(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 DiCar...... Click here to read this release



Londoners tour energy efficient homes during the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes London Home Tour

Published Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:34:24 EST Read More

Tour continues on Saturday, October 21st (London, ON, October 14, 2006) Today, hundreds of Londoners toured the city’s newest energy efficient homes during the London Home Tour (sponsored by Owens Corning), which will continue on Saturday, October 21st. The four home builders participating in the tour, Palumbo Homes, Rawlings Homes, Reid’s Heritage Homes, and Z Group, are showing how their energy efficient homes can save money and help the environment. Lois Langdon of the London Hom...... Click here to read this release



London MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:34:28 EST Read More

Strong turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (London, October 11, 2006) Last night, 24 local residents gathered at the main branch of the London Public Library to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. This is one of several workshops tha...... Click here to read this release



Paragon Homes completes Midland area’s first energy efficient, ENERGY STAR® qualified home

Published Wed, 4 Oct 2006 09:03:24 EST Read More

Announces that all new homes will be built to ENERGY STAR qualification with R2000 option (Wyevale, ON, October 4, 2006) Paragon Homes is the first homebuilder in the Midland area to build an ENERGY STAR qualified home. Located in Wyevale, this home will save 40 percent on energy bills, reduce electricity consumption by 1000 kWh and save approximately $1000 a year on total energy costs, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3 tonnes a year. In addition to building the first ENERGY S...... Click here to read this release



Energy efficiency is ‘important’ among 84 percent of new home buyers

Published Wed, 13 Sep 2006 13:36:03 EST Read More

EnerQuality Corporation releases 2005 GTA/Ottawa-Carleton new home buyer survey (Toronto, September 13, 2006) EnerQuality Corporation, in an independent survey of 1,830 home buyers of new, low-rise homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Ottawa-Carlton regions, found that an astounding 84 percent of respondents said energy efficiency is ‘important’ to them, and 9 out of 10 respondents said their next home will be an energy efficient one. Lower energy bills were cited as the mo...... Click here to read this release



Landmark Homes opens Tillsonburg’s first energy efficient, ENERGY STAR qualified home

Published Thu, 6 Jul 2006 16:17:02 EST Read More

Homebuyers now have ENERGY STAR upgrade option on all new homes (Tillsonburg, June 28, 2006) Landmark Homes is the first homebuilder in Tillsonburg to build an ENERGY STAR qualified home. At the Grand Opening today, MP Dave MacKenzie, Tillsonburg Mayor Stephen Molnar, Corey McBurney of EnerQuality Corporation (the company that coordinates and implements the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Initiative), and Landmark Homes cut the ribbon with over 25 guests who were the first to view this high energy...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s first low environmental impact golf course community with all ENERGY STAR® qualified homes located in the Oak Ridges Moraine settlement zone in Uxbridge

Published Thu, 25 May 2006 11:12:25 EST Read More

Canada’s first low environmental impact golf course community with all ENERGY STAR® qualified homes located in the Oak Ridges Moraine settlement zone in Uxbridge (Uxbridge, May 24, 2006) Today, MPP Wayne Arthurs, Uxbridge Regional Councillor Susan Self, Corey McBurney of EnerQuality Corporation, and Daniel Guizzetti, President of Empire Communities, were among the 60 people who attended a celebration at the Estates of Wyndance, one of the most unique golf course communities to be construc...... Click here to read this release



East Gwillimbury – First in Canada to Adopt ENERGY STAR Standards for New Housing

Published Tue, 16 May 2006 15:41:05 EST Read More

(Sharon, ON, May 15, 2006) East Gwillimbury Mayor James Young, Members of Council, Chief Administrative Officer Thomas Webster and Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer Peter Love officially announced the adoption of a Municipal policy directing developers of residential developments of ten or more units to construct them to ENERGY STAR qualification. The policy was passed at the March 20, 2006 Committee of the Whole Council Meeting. With typical ENERGY STAR qualified homes containi...... Click here to read this release



Newmarket site of York Region’s largest energy efficient community

Published Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:08:31 EST Read More

Menkes Developments to build 124 ENERGY STAR® qualified homes in Walker Farm Estates (Newmarket, April 28, 2006) Today, Menkes Developments, Newmarket’s first ENERGY STAR homebuilder, has commenced servicing the largest energy efficient home development in York Region. Over 40 guests attended the groundbreaking ceremony with Julia Munro, MPP York North; Mayor Tom Taylor; Steven Menkes of President of Menkes Developments Lowrise Residential; Marvin Alexander of Walker Farm Estates; and Ca...... Click here to read this release



Leader in homebuilding, Marvin Goldman of Durham Homes, steps down after 55 years

Published Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:52:26 EST Read More

Certificate of Recognition from the Conservation Bureau presented for years of building energy-efficient homes (April 26, 2006) After 55 years of building high-quality homes in Ontario, Marvin Goldman of Durham Homes is stepping down from the day to day management of homebuilding. He made this announcement this morning at Durham Homes’ newest ENERGY STAR® qualified home where Bryan Young, Manager of the Conservation Fund for the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation Bureau, presented ...... Click here to read this release



Groundbreaking and ENERGY STAR® launch of 124 new homes in Newmarket

Published Fri, 21 Apr 2006 12:40:39 EST Read More

Menkes Developments’ Walker Farm Estates will be the largest energy efficient community in York Region Menkes Developments, Newmarket’s first ENERGY STAR builder, is launching the largest energy efficient home development anyone in York Region has ever seen. Join Mayor Tom Taylor, Steven Menkes of Menkes Developments, Cameron Ridsdale, Chair of EnerQuality Corporation, the organization which operates the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program in Ontario, Marvin Alexander of Walker Farm ...... Click here to read this release



Halminen Homes to build 74 new ENERGY STAR® homes in Clarington

Published Tue, 18 Apr 2006 11:42:17 EST Read More

Maplewoods the first community of all ENERGY STAR homes in the region (Clarington, April 18, 2006) Halminen Homes, after completing its first ENERGY STAR home in November and offering energy efficiency as an upgrade in all of its new homes, has taken the next step and made ENERGY STAR a standard feature in every home it builds, beginning with the 74 homes that will comprise its newest community. Over 40 people attended the Grand Opening of this energy efficient community, called Maplewoods,...... Click here to read this release



$17,000 donation on behalf of R2000 homeowners given to Earth Rangers

Published Sat, 8 Apr 2006 17:34:01 EST Read More

(Vaughan, April 8, 2006) Cameron Ridsdale, Chairman of EnerQuality Corporation, with Ontario Minister of Energy Donna Cansfield and Sally Moore of the Cement Association of Canada, presented a cheque for $17,000 to Scott Beffort of Earth Rangers, during Sustainable Future Day yesterday at the Earth Rangers Centre in Vaughan. The donation was from the Cement Association of Canada, which donated up to $200 on behalf of each person who purchased a new R2000 home in 2005, with $100 for each home, p...... Click here to read this release



Brampton’s new 600 home Riverstone community to focus on energy efficiency

Published Thu, 30 Mar 2006 13:03:37 EST Read More

Riverstone is Canada’s First EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR Golf & Country Club Community Brampton, ON – Canada’s first EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR golf and country club community was officially announced yesterday to an audience of about 150 people at the Riverstone Golf and Country Club Community Presentation Centre on Ebenezer Rd., east of McVean Dr. in Brampton, where approximately 600 new houses will be built. Each of the homes will have an EnerGuide Rating and an ENERGY STAR upgrade off...... Click here to read this release



Homeowners move in to Ontario’s first combined ENERGY STAR and R-2000 homes

Published Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:43:38 EST Read More

Encondo’s new energy efficient homes in Callander (near North Bay) will save energy and money by utilizing affordable technology (Callander, March 22, 2006) Energy efficiency is the hottest new trend in new home sales, but unlike most trends, this one saves you money. While most homeowners may be a little concerned about fluctuating energy costs, those who have just moved into the new energy efficient homes built by Encondo Homes can rest assured that they have just bought one of the most...... Click here to read this release



Braebury Homes achieves top standard

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2006 11:40:02 EST Read More

Kingston homes join “best of class” for energy efficiency (Kingston, March 15, 2006) Braebury Homes, Kingston’s largest residential home builder, is the first builder in the city to have its homes tested and qualified under Natural Resources Canada’s ENERGY STAR® for New Homes initiative. These new ENERGY STAR homes are among the most energy efficient in North America. They will save their owners hundreds of dollars in heating and cooling costs, while significantly helping to redu...... Click here to read this release