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EnerQuality’s Innovation Gauntlet 2023

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Pitch. Question. Vote.

The industry’s favourite pitch session for new products and services is back! EnerQuality is excited to deliver the Innovation Gauntlet, an engaging Dragon’s Den style competition where manufacturers present their new solutions to optimize the high-performance new construction and renovation industry — and you get to vote on the most innovative new solution!

Over lunch, sponsored by EnerQuality, you will hear from industry partners about a variety of products to advance your builds and renovations; they’ll address questions from our panel, and then YOU vote and decide on the winner! This highly rated event will introduce you to new concepts, ideas and people that will help drive the industry, and your business, forward.

And the winner is 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Owens Corning Canada – Foamular NGX CodeBord® Air Barrier System

Joe Innocente with Innovation Gauntlet Award


Congratulations to Joe Innocente, and this is a back-to-back win for Owens Corning, having taken bragging rights at the 2022 Innovation Gauntlet, too!

Thank you to all of our presenters for sharing their innovative products and services; thank you to our panel of “dragons” for their in-depth questions, and than you to our audience for participating, and voting!  We look forward to next year, and seeing who will be joining us to “throw down” at the Innovation Gauntlet!


Thank you to our finalists who presented at this year’s Innovation Gauntlet!

2023 Innovation Gauntlet Presenters


Our finalists took to the stage and presented their new and innovative renovation and construction products to our panel of experts and the audience in this “Dragons’ Den”-style event. They each highlighted their solutions to make residential home construction more efficient and comfortable for homeowners through heating and cooling, insulation, and more.

Photos from the event will be shared soon, and in the meantime, to learn more and contact our presenters for more information, you can click on their names to make connections!

📣 Daikin Comfort (presented by Edwin Reek)

⭐ Product: Daikin Altherma

📣 Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling (presented by Gary Chang)

⭐ Product: Hybrid VRF System

📣 Owens Corning Canada (presented by Joe Innocente)

⭐ Product: Foamular NGX CodeBord® Air Barrier System

📣 Panasonic Canada (presented by Sonny Pirrotta)

⭐ Product: INTERIOS Central Heat Pump System


Thank you to our panel of “Dragons” for this year’s Innovation Gauntlet

Our panel of “dragons” asked our presenters the right questions to help the audience cast their vote for the most innovative product or service in the residential construction and renovation industry.

Mike MemmeOperations Manager- Mountainview Building Group, Niagara Region
⭐️ Past president of the Niagara Home Builders’ Association, and is currently acting as 2nd Vice President of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association
⭐️ Previous Chair of the Tarion Liaison committee and has contributed to the development of the Tarion Construction Performance Guideline

Pat DanielsGeneral Manager, Construction Operations, Glenview Homes
⭐️ Current GOHBA President and former Chair of the Builder Trade Council for GOHBA
⭐️ OHBA Board of Directors, CHBA Board of Directors, and member of the BDC subcommittee on Building Code at the OHBA 

Jack Zhou Owner, A & J Energy Consultants Inc.
⭐️ Teaches energy-efficient housing techniques through both private and public sector organizations, colleges and universities
⭐️ Works as a Technical Committee member for the Ontario Home Builder’s Association (OHBA), Canadian Home Builder’s Association (CHBA), EnerQuality, NRCan ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes Standard, and Canadian Associations of Consulting Energy Advisors (CACEA)

Doug Tarry  President of Doug Tarry Homes
First builder to build and label 400+ Net Zero/Net Zero Ready homes in Canada
Currently developing a book called “From BLEEDing Edge to Leading Edge: A Builders Guide to Net Zero Homes”