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Southwestern Ontario community to become the latest to offer ENERGY STAR® qualified homes

Monday, April 14th 2008 5:44:42pm

Media Advisory: Attention Home/News/Assignment Editors

Southwestern Ontario community to become the latest to offer ENERGY STAR® qualified homes


(Delhi, Ontario) Ed Debusschere Custom Homes Limited and EnerQuality Corporation invite media to attend the launch of the latest environmentally sustainable and energy efficient community. Built to the strict technical qualifications of the ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiative, Norfolk Fairway Estates will help reduce total home energy consumption by up to 30%, electricity consumption by up to 1200 kWh and green house gas emissions between 2 and 3 tonnes per year.

WHAT:

Launch of the latest energy-efficient, adult living community


WHEN:

Saturday, April 19, 2008, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


WHERE:

Lot 31, St. Michael Street,  Delhi, Ontario (see map below)


WHO:

Dennis Travale, Mayor, Norfolk County
Toby Barrett, MPP, Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant
Michelle Cote, Account Manager, EnerQuality Corporation
Ed Debusschere, president, Ed Debusschere Custom Homes Limited

Media contact:

Ed Debusschere, (519) 582-4453, edh(a)kwic.com

Jonathan Laderoute, e|c|o, 416-972-7401, laderoutej(a)huffstrategy.com


ENERGY STAR® for New Homes
is a label given to homes that meet balanced, whole-house energy-efficiency standards, guaranteeing their owners significant energy savings. New homes that receive the ENERGY STAR label area approximately 30 percent more energy efficient than those built to the minimum Ontario building code standards. The ENERGY STAR mark, used with permission, is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada

Ed Debusschere Custom Homes Limited
has been a licensed R-2000 homebuilder since 1993. They are now adopting the Energy Star program for all new home construction projects. All homes in the Norfolk Fairway Estates will be Energy Star qualified.

EnerQuality Corporation
is committed to helping builders build more energy efficient and sustainable homes. Founded in 1998 and supported by their  A-list of partners, EnerQuality delivers the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, R-2000, EnerGuide Rating Service, LEED for Homes and the brand new GreenHouse™ Certified Construction programs. EnerQuality promotes energy efficient and sustainable building practices through three main initiatives: 1) CERTIFICATION: Their labeling program provides the quality assurance that makes it easy to find an energy efficient home; 2) TRAINING: They train builders, trades and professionals in the products and practices of energy efficient housing; 3) CONSULTING: They work with builders to help them embrace energy efficient building practices.
EnerQuality is committed to being a driving force behind efforts to improve the way new homes are built for home buyers.