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Kincardine site of Ontario’s first energy-efficient, geothermal homes

Friday, January 25th 2008 10:58:04am

Media Advisory – Attention Home/News/Assignment Editors

Kincardine site of Ontario’s first energy-efficient, geothermal homes

Reid's Heritage Homes to announce ENERGY STAR qualification for all new homes


(Kincardine, Ontario) Reid's Heritage Homes and EnerQuality Corporation (which oversees the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes initiative in Ontario) invite all media to the launch of Ontario’s first and largest geothermal energy-efficient community. The Reid's Heritage Homes will have geothermal heating and cooling as a standard feature and will be built to ENERGY STAR qualification, to significantly reduce energy costs and help the environment.  

WHAT:      Launch of energy-efficient, first geothermal
                 community in Ontario

WHEN:      Saturday, January 26, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:    Lot 102, Gregor Drive, Kincardine Ontario
                 (see map below)

WHO:        Mitch Twolan, Huron-Kinloss Mayor
                 Representatives, Reid’s Heritage Homes
                 Michelle Cote, EnerQuality Corporation
                 Industry Experts

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Mountain, Manager, Lifestyle Initiatives, (519) 658-6656, ext. 247, rmountain@heritagehomes.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 are 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

Reid's Heritage Homes is one of the premier builders in Southwestern Ontario. They were the first homebuilder in the Tri-Cities region to release ENERGY STAR as a standard feature in select communities.  ENERGY STAR is standard in all single detached homes in Guelph, Kitchener, Cambridge, London, and Collingwood and in select homes in Port Elgin.