Commitment to sustainable, energy efficient building celebrated
COLLINGWOOD, ON, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Minto Communities Inc. captured top honours when it was named 2011 Green Builder of the Year and 2011 Leader of the Year by EnerQuality through the organization's annual Awards of Excellence
program which recognizes leaders in construction who have demonstrated
an exceptional commitment to building high-performance,
energy-efficient, sustainable new housing. Building in residential
communities in Ottawa and Toronto, Minto was heralded for demonstrating
innovation and excellence through labeling, marketing and sales and for
its work in raising consumer awareness and empowering employees to
embrace green building.
Empire Communities was presented with EnerQuality's ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder of the Year award recognizing the company's exceptional commitment to energy
efficiency by integrating labeling of their homes under the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes program. In addition, Empire Communities employee Gary Botelho was honoured as EnerQuality's ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Champion of the Year recognizing his initiative, strong support and enthusiasm for the
program on behalf the builder.
Mason Homes was the winner of EnerQuality's Best Green Marketing Campaign award for its outstanding work in successfully integrating energy
efficiency and a green message into their overall marketing program.
The award for EnerQuality's R-2000 Builder of the Year which salutes an exemplary commitment to building and labeling
best-in-class energy efficient new homes under NRCan's National R-2000
program was presented to Gordon Tobey Developments.
Demonstrating both technical excellence and innovation while integrating
green, energy efficiency building practices earned Steve Snider Construction Inc. the Building Innovation and Excellence award.
Commitment, leadership, advocacy, and innovation were all recognized in
Awards categories that included Industry Partner of the Year, which went to Owens Corning Canada; and Evaluator of the Year, presented to Homesol Building Solutions. The Hall of Fame Award honoured Bruce Gough, an Ottawa architect and a pioneer in energy efficient housing who was
also one of the architects of the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes program. While Gough died in 2011 his passion, dedication
and commitment to the residential construction industry will have a
lasting impact in energy efficient housing in the province.
"All 2011 winners represent Ontario's best and brightest in sustainable
building, and are making exciting things happen across the industry. We
are privileged to work in an industry with so many true innovators and
leaders guiding sustainable building now and for the future." said
EnerQuality President Corey McBurney.
About EnerQuality EnerQuality Corporation (www.enerquality.ca) is the market leader in green building programs. Founded in 1998 as a
partnership between the Ontario Home Builders' Association and the
Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, EnerQuality's mission is to
transform Ontario's housing into the most energy efficient and
sustainable in the world.
SOURCE EnerQuality Corporation
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