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Mason Homes and EnerQuality Corporation unveil largest development of ENERGY STAR qualified homes in Eastern Ontario

Thursday, October 16th 2008 4:57:57pm

Media Advisory
Attn: News, Home, Energy, and Lifestyle Reporters and Editors

The Avonlea neighbourhood - Peterborough's newest and greenest

Mason Homes and EnerQuality Corporation unveil largest development of ENERGY STAR qualified homes in Eastern Ontario



What:  
Official Opening and Preview Tour of Avonlea, a 'new urbanism' community of ENERGY STAR qualified homes

When:
Saturday October 18, 2008 at 1:00pm

Who:
Mason Homes representatives and local dignitaries

Where:
Chemong Road (east side) between Parkhill Road and Third


Hayride tours of the 80 hectare site will showcase the developing trail system, ponds, and water features. The project has consciously replicated the look and feel (detached garages, rear lanes, porches and gables) of the traditional housing stock of central Peterborough. The streetscapes reflect an old-time aesthetic, but everything is modern when it comes to providing the homeowners with the highest performance in water conservation, energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Each Avonlea home is ENERGY STAR® qualified, meaning they incorporate energy saving features like top-quality insulation, high-performance windows and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems which can reduce energy bills by up to 30%.  Visit www.masonhomes.ca for details.


Media contacts:

Tina Siegel, ECO, (416) 972-7401
Sean Mason, VP Sales, Mason Homes, 416-881-7949 (cell-phone)


Mason Homes
is a family-run, third-generation homebuilder business that has built over 4000 quality homes in many Ontario communities including Etobicoke, Toronto, Scarborough, Markham, Barrie, Schomberg, Uxbridge, Lindsay and Peterborough. They strive to be progressive in design, architecture, new urbanism, community planning and energy efficiency. They are the first community to offer homes that are not only Energy Star qualified, but also help further reduce energy and water consumption while providing improved indoor air quality. Green for Life homes will provide a happier, healthier home and lessen your impact on the environment.

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 are up to 30 percent more energy-efficient than those built to the minimum Ontario building code standards.

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 is a licensed Service Organization delivering ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, R-2000, EnerGuide Rating Service, LEED for Homes and EnerQuality's new GreenHouse™ Certified Construction initiative. EnerQuality's initiatives are all voluntary and supported by extensive training and marketing that offer builders options to meet their individual needs.