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A reminder to those building qualified homes under the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program that you are required to sign an annual attestation that non-visual components in the home meet the requirements laid out in the Standard. Read more and download the attestation form
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EQ Honours 2016 Hall of Fame Recipient Paul Golini Jr.

EnerQuality is pleased to announce this year's EnerQuality Hall of Fame award will be given to Paul Golini Jr., Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Empire Communities, one of Canada's largest real estate developments companies. The recognition will be presented at the Housing Innovation Forum & Awards on February 23. 

From sitting on boards and steering committees of industry regulatory bodies like Tarion and EnerQuality, to his leadership role as Chair of one of our industry's most influential organizations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Paul's vast array of experience has led to opportunities in leadership, research and consultation. Having built more than 10,000 new homes and condominiums with development and home building operations in Canada and the U.S., Paul is a leader, mentor and guiding force in our industry.  

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Housing Innovation Forum Programming - Check it Out  

The Forum, February 23 at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan, is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefits of advancing building performance. Read on for a list of our sessions and speakers. 

Telling The Story:
  A modernist aesthetic, social media and a fresh take on sustainable design is at the core of Great Gulf's Active House 2. 
Speakers: Russell Ibbotson, VELUX Canada & Chris Wein, Great Gulf Homes

Performance Based Architecture: Innovation starts early. 
Speakers: Alex Lukachko, RDH Building Science, Craig McIntyre, Provident Energy Management & David Teichroeb, Enbridge Gas

A R a ting On Every Home: What does  Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan's mix of 
programs and regulations mean for the building industry?  
Speakers: Anthony Martelli, CountryWide Homes, Paul Golini Jr., Empire Communities & Bruce Nicol, Tartan Home

What Is a Home Anyway?Make way for laneway houses and other forms of development emerging in both urban and suburban contexts.  
Speakers: Michael Collins-Williams, OHBA, Leith Moore, Waverley Inc. & Craig Race, Lanescap e

And of course, our dragon-studded Innovation Gauntlet, featuring green building solution providers sharing their most innovative new products advancing building performance
Dragons: Andr ew Bowerbank, EllisDon Corporation,  James Bazely, Gregor Homes  & B rendan Charters, Eurodale Developments

Entertainment Tonight's Canada's Sangita Patel to host EQ Awards  

Named one of Hello Canada magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," Sangita Patel, a featured face on Global TV's national Entertainment Tonight Canada, will be our EQ Awards host. 

A show correspondent, Sangita delights audiences coast to coast with her celebrity interviews from around the world and daily show business news.  First joining The Weather Network as a weather specialist, Sangita moved to CityTV as the weekend weather anchor. Her energy and presence led her to Breakfast Television, to Entertainment City, and finally her current role on Entertainment Tonight Canada.

Thank you Housing Innovation Forum & Awards 

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Program Coordinator
Christephanie Uy
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Program  Coordinator

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