EnerQuality EQ Awards: Nominations close ahead of Feb. 19 forum, gala

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Nominations are open until Dec. 5 for Enerquality’s EQ Awards, recognizing planning, design, construction and marketing for energy efficiency and sustainability in the Ontario new home building industry.

“ENERGY STAR is the most trusted brand for energy efficiency in Canada, and awareness is increasing that new homes can be qualified to this high standard,” said EnerQuality president Corey McBurney. “We must recognize those builders who are continually improving, and pushing the boundaries through innovation.”

Awards are granted in a number of categories, including the Building Innovation Award to recognize a builder who has demonstrated technical excellence while implementing high performance building practices; and the Ontario Green Builder of the Year award that recognizes an outstanding home builder that has led the residential building industry in environmental responsibility. Other awards categories include:

  • EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder of the Year (Large Volume)

  • EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder of the Year (Mid Volume)

  • EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder of the Year (Small/Custom)

  • EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR for New Homes Champion of the Year

  • Best Green Marketing Campaign

  • Green Renovation Project of the Year

  • Evaluator of the Year

  • Leader of the Year (nominated by EnerQuality)

  • Hall of Fame (nominated by EnerQuality)

“It is important to recognize the outstanding innovators committed to ensuring Ontario remains a leader in high performance building. We are proud to acknowledge and celebrate their remarkable achievements,” said McBurney.

Winners will be announced at the EQ Awards Gala on February 19, 2015 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Suites in Richmond Hill, Ontario, following a full-day housing EQ Forum.

For nomination information, visit http://www.enerquality.ca/awards-of-excellence-home/.

Some categories are free to nominate, and all nominations are complimentary with the purchase of an EQ Awards Gala ticket.

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