Award Categories


The EQ Awards Take Place
November 30, 2021
1:00-3:30pm EST

EQ AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Submissions to this year’s EQ Awards are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who put forward a nomination.

Finalists will be announced November 1, 2021. Sign up for our newsletter to get the news first!

Award Nomination Forms

Best Green Marketing Campaign

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This award recognizes the builder that has successfully used a marketing campaign in 2020 to promote energy efficiency (including but not limited to social media, digital, or print).

 


Nomination submissions are $50.

Builder Achievement

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This award honours an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to their organization and community in 2020, through their commitment to continuous learning, passion and leadership in improving green building practices.


Nomination submissions are $50.

Building Innovation – Low Rise

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This award will be given to a low rise builder who demonstrated innovation, leadership and technical excellence in 2020 through energy efficient and high-performance practices.


Nomination submissions are $50.
Free

Champion of the Year

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This special award is given to an individual or team who actively champions/promotes/advocates for ENERGY STAR® for New Homes or Net Zero.


Nomination submissions are free.

Enbridge Gas Inc.’s – Savings by Design (3 Pre-Selected)

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These awards are given to builders who have demonstrated excellence in the Enbridge Savings by Design program in the areas of Commercial, Residential, and Affordable Housing.


Nomination submissions are $50.
Free

Energy Advisor of the Year

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This EnerQuality-certified energy advisor will be recognized for their contribution to the industry, commitment to energy efficiency and green home construction, while providing excellence in customer service.


Nomination submissions are free.

EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Large Volume Builder

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This award goes to an ENERGY STAR® participant builder who has shown an exemplary commitment in 2020 to building and labeling ENERGY STAR® qualified large volume homes.


Nomination submissions are $50.

EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Mid Volume Builder

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This award goes to an ENERGY STAR® participant builder who has shown an exemplary commitment in 2020 to building and labeling ENERGY STAR® qualified mid volume homes


Nomination submissions are $50.

EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Small/Custom Builder

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This award goes to an ENERGY STAR® participant builder who has shown an exemplary commitment in 2020 to building and labeling ENERGY STAR® qualified small/custom homes.


Nomination submissions are $50.

Green Renovation Project of the Year

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This award will be given to a renovator who demonstrates superior innovation in energy efficient and green building practices in a renovation project for an existing building or home in part 3 or 9 OBC 2017.


Nomination submissions are $50.
Free

HBA OF THE YEAR

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This award will be given to the Home Builder Association which has demonstrated outstanding leadership in high-performance home building by promoting and participating in EnerQuality programs and the high-performance homebuilding construction industry.


Nomination submissions are free.
New

Innovation Gauntlet

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This award will be given to a manufacturer or organization for the most innovative product or service as voted by EnerQuality’s homebuilding community. Applicants can select up to three categories where their product or service makes an impact: Community, Design, Performance, Quality and Sales. Submitting to this award also makes your company eligible for a space in our Virtual Trade Show, featuring your company to our audience on the event platform for a two-week period! Nomination submissions are $500.


Nomination submissions are $500.
Free

Licensed Professional of the Year

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This EnerQuality certified Licensed Professional will be recognized for their contribution to the industry, commitment to energy efficiency and green home construction, while providing excellence in customer service.


Nomination submissions are free.

Net Zero Builder

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This award will be given to the builder who demonstrated an outstanding commitment by building Net Zero or Net Zero Ready homes in 2020.


Nomination submissions are $50.

Ontario Green Builder of the Year – Low-Rise

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This award recognizes the builder that raises the bar for the rest of the industry in 2020 by demonstrating leadership in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship and improving the overall image of the industry.


Nomination submissions are $50.

Ontario Green Builder of the Year – Mid or High-Rise

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This award recognizes the builder or developer that raises the bar for the rest of the industry in 2020 by demonstrating leadership in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship and improving the overall image of the industry.


Nomination submissions are $50.

Product Innovation – Low Rise (OBC Part 9)

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This award recognizes new, innovative products that have the potential to make a significant impact on the green building industry. Submissions to the Innovation Gauntlet are automatically submitted for this award. There is no need to submit twice.

 


Nomination submissions are $50.

Product Innovation – High-Rise (OBC Part 3)

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This award recognizes new, innovative products or services that have the potential to make a significant impact on the green building industry.


Nomination submissions are $50.
New
Free

Rising Star Award

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The Rising Star Award honours a new participant in the building industry who has demonstrated commitment to learning and high-performance building practices. Nomination submissions are free.


Nomination submissions are free.
New

Trade Show

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Feature your company and products in our Housing Innovation Trade Show in part of our EQ Awards. This virtual trade show will be available to our viewers for a two-week period, opening a week prior to the event. Use the Virtual Trade Show to feature your company and products, upload content and videos and introduce your team for viewers to get in touch with (and even schedule meetings!). Trade Show submissions are $250.


Nomination submissions are $250.
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EnerQuality

Enbridge Gas Inc.’s – Optimum Home

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This award is given to a builder who has demonstrated excellence in the Optimum Home program.

Selected by
EnerQuality

EQ Industry Partner

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These special awards recognize organizations who have demonstrated support to the residential construction industry through their work with EnerQuality and high-performance home builders.

Selected by
EnerQuality

Impact Award

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This EnerQuality-selected award is given to a builder that has made significant long-term voluntary progress in reducing carbon emissions and showing outstanding achievements through energy efficiency and sustainable practices.

Selected by
EnerQuality

Leader Of the Year

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This award recognizes an individual or company for their commitment, advocacy and leadership in driving the growth of energy efficient housing in Ontario in 2020.

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