Inside is a digest of breaking news, new announcements, program updates and more goodies from the award-winning #1 certifier of ENERGY STAR and energy efficient homes in Canada. Stay current, stay connected, and stay cool.
Don't forget that on January 1, 2017, new versions of OBC SB-12, EnerGuide and Net Zero all come into effect. 
For more information, email Christephanie Uy
Be Part of the New, Now, Next Housing Forum!

Following on the heels of last year's sold out event, on February  23, 2017 we are bringing you New, Now, Next - the EQ Housing Innovation Forum and Awards at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan, ON. 

The Forum is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefits of advancing building performance. Topics being explored include innovation in building science, best practices for sales and marketing of high performance homes, climate change policy and more

Tickets are on sale now. Grab them before Early Bird Pricing ends!
Awards Nominations Open

Every year, the EQ Awards recognize the best of the best in the high performance home building industry. Nominations are now open!

Categories include:
Building Innovation ( Low rise) ( High rise)

Nominate your own organization or someone worthy.

Enbridge Launches Affordable Housing New Construction Program

Enbridge Gas Distribution has launched the Affordable Housing New Construction (AHNC) Program to encourage builders to adopt energy efficiency features when constructing new affordable housing in the Enbridge Gas service area. 

The goal is to reduce the operating and energy costs associated with building or homeownership, ensuring affordability, sustainability and longevity of the affordable housing stock.

CHBA Seeking Participants in Home Buyer Study

For the third year in a row Canadian Home Builders' Association, in partnership with Avid Ratings, is conducting a nationwide buyer preference study and seeking participants.
The Canadian Home Buyer Preference National Study reveals new data in more than 50 in-depth areas of home design, building features, buying preferences and demographics, says Tim Bailey, division president of Avid Ratings Canada.
The report contains comparisons in seven customer segments, including singles & couples without children, growing families with children, second/vacation home buyers, and more. 

Calling All Innovators!

D o you have a front-line innovative green building product or service that you would like to showcase to builders, renovators, utility companies, consultants and evaluators? Join us as an exhibitor for the Innovation Showcase as part of our annual EQ Housing Innovation Forum and Awards!
Exhibitor spaces are going quickly. For a limited time only, secure your exhibit space at a reduced rate. Event details will be announced shortly and once announced, we expect booths to sell out fast. For more information or to register today, email Kain.

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EnerQuality welcomes Shannon Bertuzzi 

Shannon Bertuzzi is the brand new VP, Market Development at EnerQuality. She comes to us from nine years at Enbridge as the Manager of Marketing, Residential and New Construction. 
Bringing more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience, this wealth of knowledge and understanding of her customers was instrumental on several key successful residential and new commercial programs developed by her and her team. Shannon admits that her team would probably agree that "her bark is nowhere near as bad as her bite."
Read more about Shannon
Corey McBurney
Rose Benedetto
Managing Director
Shannon Bertuzzi
Vice President, Market Development
Kirk Johnson
Program Director

Jessika Diamond
Events and Marketing Manager

Bari Rapp
Program Coordinator
Christephanie Uy
Program Coordinator
Kain Allicock
Program  Coordinator

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