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Ontario homebuilding leaders celebrated at the EnerQuality Awards of Excellence

The 2007 EnerQuality Awards were handed out at the Ontario Building and Renovation Forum 2008 this past January. “We received many outstanding nominees this year, all of whom demonstrated their commitment to transforming the new housing market in dramatic ways,” said Corey McBurney, managing director of EnerQuality Corporation.

In fact, for the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder of the Year Award (ESNH), there were so many strong candidates that organizers created three categories to recognize the range of builders who build to the rigorous ENERGY STAR guidelines.

Mattamy Homes, Doug Tarry Homes and Corvinelli Homes each received the ESNH Builder Award in recognition for their work as Large (200+homes/yr), Medium (51-199 homes/yr) and Small (0-50 homes/yr) builders respectively.

Empire Communities and Fusion Homes, both won the EnerGuide Builder of the Year award for their dedication to labeling homes under the EnerGuide Rating Service. Similarly, Starward Homes received the R-2000 Builder of the Year award from Natural Resources Canada for their role in upholding R-2000’s 25 year legacy of best-in-class energy efficiency.

Reid’s Heritage Homes of Cambridge, was honoured with the Building Innovation and Excellence Award for their consistent technical excellence and commitment to innovation in energy efficient and green building practices. They also received the Best Green Marketing Award for leading edge projects that have attracted significant attention from the industry, media, governments and the home buying public.

The Leader of the Year Award was presented to Kathleen Hunt of Enbridge Gas and to Reid’s Heritage Homes. Ms. Hunt brought Enbridge to the table as a founding partner of ENERGY STAR for New Homes and laboured tirelessly to promote and drive its growth among builders. Reid’s Heritage Homes was recognized not just as an ENERGY STAR pioneer but for “consistently leading the industry through innovative partnerships, demonstration projects and a willingness to share the fruits of their innovation,” said McBurney.

Air Solutions Inc. took home the Evaluator of the Year Award and its president, Gord Cooke, was presented with the prestigious EnerQuality Hall of Fame Award for his nearly 20 years of advocacy for energy efficient new home construction. A well-respected consultant, Mr. Cooke has been a powerful force for change over the past two decades.

A full list of the 2007 EnerQuality Award winners and categories can be viewed at:

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