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EQ’s 2016 Ontario Home Building Innovation champs

March 3, 2017 - After a series of presentations about sustainability in the housing industry, the recent EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum concluded with the EQ Awards Gala where, according to EQ president Corey McBurney, “we celebrate the change-makers... the innovators and leaders who have put their ideas into practice”.

March 3, 2017  By  Anthony Capkun

EQ 2016 Ontario Home Building Innovation champs. Photo courtesy EnerQuality.

The awards program recognizes building innovation and achievement to Energy Star and R-2000 leadership, focusing on energy efficiency, building excellence and green building practices. Congratulations to the following (photos follow):

Building Innovation
Arista Homes (Low Rise)
Times Group, Valleymede Towers (Mid/High Rise)

Energy Star for New Homes Builder of the Year
Castleform Development Inc. (Small)
Mason Homes (Mid)
• The Minto Group (Large)

Best Green Marketing Campaign
Great Gulf Homes, Active House Centennial Park


Green Renovation Project of the Year
RND Construction, 106 Bayswater, Ottawa

Ontario Green Builder of the Year
Reid’s Heritage Homes

Energy Star Champion of the Year
• Lisa Bergeron, Jeld-Wen

R-2000 Builder of the Year
• Sloot Construction

Net Zero Home Builder of the Year
Reid’s Heritage Homes

Builder Achievement Award
• Doug Tarry

Leader of the Year
• Jennifer Weatherston, Reid’s Heritage Homes

Evaluator of the Year
• Jack Zhou

Savings by Design
Geranium Homes

Impact Award
Mattamy Homes

Visit EnerQuality at for more information.

EnerQuality is a certifier of energy-efficient homes, and delivers residential green building programs. It was founded in 1998 by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA).

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