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.
As of September 1, 2017, ENERGY STAR ®  V12 enrollments are no longer being accepted. All ENERGY STAR enrollments going forward must be to V17.
Questions? Please email  Christephanie Uy
EnerQuality Builders Collect Multiple OHBA Awards
Tridel winning Home Builder of the Year

The Ontario Home Builders' Association handed down their Awards of Distinction earlier this week, and a number of EnerQuality builders were honoured for their work!

These winners include three of five Prestige Awards: Tridel,  Home Builder of the Year; Eurodale Developments,  Renovator of the Year; Doug Tarry Homes, Project of the Year (Low-Rise) for Project Hope, a build raising money for the family of late St. Thomas & Elgin building official  Johnny Nooren. 

Net-Zero Toronto Laneway Housing Concept Wins International Design Competition
Image courtesy the Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Laneway Housing is the one of the newest hot topics in construction in Ontario, and industry experts discussed it at the Housing Innovation Forum in February.

Recently, students from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto recently took the grand prize at the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy's fourth annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition - a collegiate competition engaging students to design zero energy ready homes. 

October 24 is ENERGY STAR Day

On October 24, Natural Resources Canada is holding the annual
 ENERGY STAR Day, celebrating the strides Canadians have made in saving energy. 

NRCan is inviting all participants and users - including ENERGY STAR builders - to join the party, in social media and in real life. 

Learn how to take part
What Do New Home Buyers Want?: BILD President Discusses In Toronto Star

BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey authors a series of newspaper columns focusing on key industry issues. 

What do new home buyers really want in their new house, townhouse or condo? Lots of storage, energy-efficient features and a great kitchen, according to a survey by BILD member Avid Ratings Canada.

Fall is Time for Training - ENERGY STAR Sales & Marketing, Net Zero

EnerQuality has a full slate of workshops for the Fall of 2017. The course offerings include:  
  • Renewable Energy Options to Get You to Net Zeroin conjunction with Toronto And Region Conservation Authority (Toronto)
  • ENERGY STAR for New Homes Part 3: Sales & Marketing (Ottawa and Toronto)
  • Net Zero Version 1 Builder Training (Ottawa and Toronto)
  • Net Zero Version 1 Energy Adviser Training (Toronto
As always, HBA-member pricing applies.

Save The Date: Housing Innovation Forum & Awards

Mark February 22, 2018 on your calendar for the next Forum & EnerQuality Awards.

With sessions, the Innovation Showcase tradeshow, and networking opportunities, the annual Housing Innovation Forum is a celebration of the best of the residential green building industry. 

Back again is the Innovation Gauntlet where you will choose what will take the coveted Most Innovative Product trophy!

Of course, the day ends on the highest note, the EQ Awards, recognizing leading builders, evaluators and others for their outstanding work in 2017.
Exhibitor spots (which include an application for the Innovation Gauntlet) are now available.

For more information, please  email EnerQuality
Introducing Golara Mehrpour, EQ's new QA Program Coordinator

Golara Mehrpour, born & raised in Shiraz, Iran, moved to Canada in September 2013 , and  has just  joined EnerQuality as our new QA program coordinator.

After a high school and university career intimidating opposing teams as a basketball champion, Golara got her BA in English Language Translating and studied music, art, sketching and architecture in technical schools before emigrating to Canada.

Graduating in June 2017 from the Architectural Technology Program at George Brown College, she was immediately drawn to building science.  
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Vice President, Market Development

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Events and Marketing Manager
Christephanie Uy
Certification Manager

Bari Rapp
Program Coordinator
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Program  Coordinator

Golara Mehrpour
Program  Coordinator

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