Media Advisory / Invitation - ENERGY STAR(R) for New Homes Outreach Initiative Launch

    TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ -


    Founding members of the High-Performance Homes Partnership, John Furr of
    BEC Construction Consulting Group Ltd., Paul Gagliardi of Buywise Energy
    Consultants Inc., and Derek Satnik of Mindscape Innovations Group Inc.
    will host a signing ceremony for their first initiative, the ENERGY STAR
    for New Homes (ESNH) Outreach Initiative.


    In attendance: Sylvain Quilliam, Manager, New Housing Programs, Natural
    Resources Canada, Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer of
    Ontario, Carrie Aloussis, Residential New Construction Manager, Ontario
    Power Authority. Interview and photo opportunities will be available.


    January 13, 2009, 10:00-12:00 Noon


    Crown Plaza Hotel, TORONTO-DON VALLEY 1250 Eglinton Ave. East, Toronto,


    As economic instability weakens Canada's housing markets, the
High-Performance Homes Partnership aims to help builders to survive, stand
out, and even prosper, despite the economic downturn.
    The principle objective of the ENERGY STAR Outreach initiative is to
communicate to the public the value and benefit of purchasing an ENERGY STAR
qualified new home, and to raise awareness of licensed ESNH builders.
    ENERGY STAR qualified homes are third party tested and certified to be
healthier, more comfortable, energy efficient, durable, and affordable and to
have a lower impact on the environment.
    As licensed Service Organizations engaged in the delivery of Natural
Resources Canada's ESNH initiative, the members of the High-Performance Homes
Partnership play an integral role in the energy efficient housing industry,
and in Canada's strategy to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas

For further information:

For further information: media/stakeholders: Stefanie Coleman-Dias,
High-Performance Homes Partnership, Ph: (519) 633-7461,

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