Media Advisory - Photo / Interview Opportunity - Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 11:00 a.m. - First home built to the new ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Standard in Canada celebrated

GUELPH, ON, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ -

   
WHO:  





* Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, representing the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources
* Mayor Karen Farbridge, Mayor City of Guelph
* Corey McBurney, President, EnerQuality Corporation
* John Sloot, President, Guelph and District Home Builders' Association (GDHBA) and President, Sloot Construction Ltd.
* Andy Goyda, Homeowner and Market Development Manager, Owens Corning Canada
* Angela Bustamante, C.E.T., Certified Energy Evaluator For New Homes and MURBS, LEED AP BD+C, Building Knowledge Canada
   
WHAT:  Built by Sloot Construction and situated in Phase II of its Hale's Manor community in Guelph, this custom home holds the distinction of being the first home in Canada to be officially labelled under the new ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Standard.
   
WHERE: 
PHOTO OPS & HOME TOUR - 25 ZADUK PLACE, GUELPH, ONTARIO
(From Hwy. 401 in Guelph, take Hwy 6/Hanlon Parkway North to Kortright Rd. East. Turn right onto Kortright; turn left onto Sweeny Drive; then turn left onto Zaduk)
  OFFICIAL REMARKS AND BREAKOUT INTERVIEWS - 14 ZADUK PLACE (At Sweeny)
   
WHEN:  

FRIDAY, APRIL 5th FROM 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Photo Ops @ 11:00 a.m.; Official Remarks @ 11:30 a.m.; Breakout Interviews and pictorial overview of the energy-saving features of the home follow @ 12:00 p.m noon.
   
PHOTO OPS:      
Unveiling of an ENERGY STAR® plaque identifying the first home labelled under the new Standard. Demonstration of an air tightness test on that home.
   
BACKGROUND:
EnerQuality designs and delivers green building programs to the residential construction industry. The ENERGY STAR® for New Homes (ESNH) initiative was developed by Natural Resources Canada to help the public easily identify homes that are approximately 20 per cent more energy efficient than those built to the minimum Ontario Building Code. An ENERGY STAR® qualified home is built by a builder participating in ESNH who incorporates advanced energy-efficient features. To receive the ENERGY STAR®-qualified label, the homes are inspected and verified by Certified Energy Evaluators and labelled by EnerQuality, a licensed Service Organization. The ENERGY STAR® mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada.
   

NOTE: MEDIA POOL FEED AVAILABLE. Light refreshments served.

CONTACT FOR MEDIA & INTERVIEW BOOKINGS - R.S.V.P. REQUESTED
Beth Shropshire 
Shropshire Communications Group
416-466-7044; beth@shropshire.ca

 

SOURCE: EnerQuality Corporation

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