Toronto, On… (February 22, 2018) Ontario’s best Green Builders were celebrated tonight at the EnerQuality Awards Gala (EQ Awards), taking place at the Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, Ontario. Hosted by Breakfast Television’s Kevin Frankish, more than 200 industry peers gathered to share concepts and accolades as together they help to move towards a more energy conscious future.
“Advancing energy-efficient techniques and tools are huge priorities in the building sector to continue to improve healthy living conditions, fight climate change and minimize unnecessary spending,” says Corey McBurney, President of EnerQuality. “The EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum & Awards help to connect builders with the innovation they need to meet their design goals as well as spotlight the change-makers who are effecting policies and driving standards towards a shared goal of Net Zero housing.”
Among the biggest attractions of the Innovation Forum, which took place during the day was the keynote from MaRS Senior Adviser and CBC guest, Tom Rand, where guests heard tangible solutions to combat climate change including his stance on pricing carbon and how sharing a new story of clean energy abundance has the power to engage the public and inspire action. The highly competitive Innovation Gauntlet rounded out the day before the official Award ceremony began, with
IBC Technologies Inc being named the winner for their newest innovation – IBC DC Series Dual Condensing Appliance. “The IBC Better Boiler product is a forward thinking, adaptable technology with integration to smart homes. This is a truly unique product and was a clear leader in this year’s submissions,” says Shaun Joffe, Executive Director of Sustainability & Building Sciences at Great Gulf and judge of the Innovation Gauntlet participants.
2017 EQ Award Winners:
Enbridge Gas Distribution
Enbridge Savings By Design Award
Building Innovation Low-Rise
Great Gulf Homes Ltd (for H+ME Technology)
Building Innovation Mid/High-Rise
Times Group Corporation
EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes Builder of the Year (Small volume)
sean.ca (Sean Mason Homes)
EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes Builder of the Year (Mid- volume)
EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes Builder of the Year (Large volume)
The Minto Group
EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR®® Champion of the Year
Jacqueline Collier, Tamarack Homes
Best Green Marketing Campaign
Doug Tarry Custom Homes Ltd
R-2000 Home Builder of the Year
Net Zero Home Builder of the Year
Reid’s Heritage Homes
Evaluator of the Year
Angela Bustamante, Building Knowledge
Builder Achievement Award
Shaun Joffe, Great Gulf Homes Ltd.
Ontario Green Builder of the Year
Sifton Properties Ltd.