Residential Construction Industry celebrates Innovation

News Residential Construction Industry celebrates Innovation

(ONTARIO) EnerQuality, Canada’s #1 certifier of energy efficient homes, is hosting a full-day conference followed by an evening awards show that explores the future of residential green construction and celebrates the industry’s biggest achievements.

Experience insightful seminars, networking and education with some of the brightest minds in the industry, and explore the most compelling and groundbreaking products and services in the EQ Innovation Trade Show.

When it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability, builders are re-thinking and changing housing in all disciplines, including planning, design, construction and marketing. Not to be missed is the Innovation Gauntlet – a Dragon’s Den-style competition where industry manufacturers and organizations pitch their smartest, most innovative products and services to a panel of judges and the audience.

The forum will be followed by the EQ Awards, where the residential construction industry’s leading innovators and influencers will be recognized, and the most successful green residential construction program in Canada, ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

When: Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Where: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

Housing Innovation Forum: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EQ Awards: Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Examples of sessions include*:

  • Zero to Hero: ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes and a Decade of Innovation – In 2013 alone, more than 9,500 homes were ENERGY STAR® qualified in Ontario, representing 28% of all homes built in the province. ENERGY STAR® for New Homes has become the most widely adopted residential green construction program in Canada. This session will explore a decade of successes and a future of opportunities.
  • From Pilot to Production: Scaling Net Zero Homes – Experts will share their experiences of moving from pilot to production.
  • Singles to Attached: Housing Grows Up – In this session, a panel of speakers will discuss the shift to higher density and the future direction of the housing market from singles to attached homes to multi-family housing. Highlights include key changes to the building code that include six-storey wood construction and panelized construction.

Platinum sponsors include: Enbridge, Owens Corning and Union Gas. Community sponsors include the OHBA.