BILD member, Keystone Interiors, awarded TRCA Green Home Makeover contract

GREATER TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is proud to announce that one of its 1,350 member companies and a Renomark contractor, Keystone Interiors, has been awarded the contract to manage the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) Green Home Makeover project.

The Green Home Makeover is part of the Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP), a pilot program led by TRCA with Region of Peel, City of Brampton and community partners. A 1980s-constructed detached home in Brampton's County Court neighbourhood was selected in July as the recipient of a complete green renovation.

As the general contractor for the project, Keystone Interiors will be managing the organization and installation of a high-efficiency HVAC system; insulation and weatherization; energy efficient appliances; Energy Star windows and doors; low flow toilets; rain barrels, permeable driveway; as well as water-efficient landscaping.

The makeover, which is expected to be complete by the end of October, will be captured on film and the related water and energy use will be monitored for two years following completion to show associated financial savings. The project website is: www.sustainableneighbourhoods.ca/makeover

"Keystone Interiors recognizes that more and more homeowners want to reduce their effect on the environment and these upgrades will make a big difference while making the home more comfortable and energy efficient," said owner Emilio Cosentino. "Going green is the way of the future and Keystone wants to be a part of it."

"Keystone Interiors founder Emilio Cosentino saw an opportunity and seized it when the TRCA put a call out to BILD members to quote on this job," said BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis. "It speaks volumes that a Renomark contractor, who has nearly three decades of experience in the industry, has been selected to manage this green makeover project," Dupuis added.

BILD members Reliance Home Comfort, Enbridge, GreenSaver, Sears Canada; and Hanson are among the sponsors who have generously donated products and services for the retrofit.

About BILD
With more than 1,350 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area.  BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

About Keystone Interiors
Keystone Interiors is a general contracting company that provides a high level of quality and service to construction and renovation projects in the residential, commercial and retail industry. The company has worked with numerous businesses, as well as individual homeowners, since it was established in Toronto in 1983.

SOURCE Building Industry and Land Development Association

For further information:

Amy Lazar
Manager of Communications
416-391-3452 or 416-543-3903
alazar@bildgta.ca
  Stephen Dupuis
President, Chief Executive Officer
416-391-3453 or 416-948-8654
sdupuis@bildgta.ca


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