The 2019 EnerQuality Awards celebrates builders constructing energy-efficient homes
Leaders of the Ontario building industry gathered via a reimagined virtual event to celebrate Canadian builders and their commitment to constructing energy-efficient homes at the 2019 EnerQuality Awards.
“We are proud to bring together our family of high-performance homebuilders again this year and share our community’s transformational results,” says Rose Benedetto, Managing Director of EnerQuality. “Despite the pressures of our time, the industry reaffirmed their intention to continue to build better and certify new homes. These homes deliver substantial energy and cost savings to Ontario homeowners and climate benefits for Ontario communities.”
Several new awards were added to the categories this year including the Green Renovation Project of the Year, Licensed Professional of the Year, HBA of the Year, Product Innovation – Mid and High Rise.
“Innovation drives our industry,” says Shannon Bertuzzi, Vice President, Market Development. “We have the solution providers to help accelerate housing of the future, and now is the time to showcase them and drive energy efficient and zero carbon options.”
Special designations selected by EnerQuality included the EQ Industry Partner, Hall of Fame winner, Impact Award and Leader of the Year. The 2019 EQ Award Winners include:
Doug Tarry 2019 – Hall of Fame Winner
EnerQuality named Doug Tarry as the recipient of the 2019 Hall of Fame Award. As the Vice President of Operations for Doug Tarry Homes, a second-generation builder of Net Zero and the CHBA Net Zero Home labelling program, Doug has helped to raise awareness and propel energy-saving initiatives within the company and is committed to building only homes to the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program and ENERGY STAR standards. He initiated Project HOPE, a three-day Net Zero “home build” fundraising effort to help a family in need in his community. In addition, he is the founder of HOPE AGUA VITA, a fundraising effort taking volunteers to Puerto Rico to rebuild homes after Hurricane Maria. Dedicated to innovation, Doug is also the co-owner of Graphenstone Canada, an ecological paint and specialty coating company with zero VOCs and with the ability to absorb CO2. Doug is the Past President of the Ontario Home Builder Association (OHBA), a two-time Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Grand SAM Award Winner, the current Technical Chair of the OHBA, and is part of the CHBA’s Net Zero and Technical Research Councils.
Stefanie Coleman – 2019 Leader of the Year
The 2019 EQ Leader of the Year was awarded to Stefanie Coleman. Stefanie joined the residential construction industry 15 years ago as a renovation contractor. She studied building science extensively and has joined Building Knowledge Canada in delivering training, marketing and working with builders and renovators to construct exceptional homes for their clients. Stephanie has also been a vital member of the home builders association, serving as National President of CHBA in 2019/2020.
Tony Muto – 2019 Impact Award Winner
Antonio (Tony) Muto, VP of Construction, Low-Rise at Lakeview Homes is the 2019 recipient of the Impact Award. This EnerQuality-selected award is given to a builder that has made significant long-term voluntary progress in reducing carbon emissions and showed outstanding achievements through energy efficiency and sustainable practices.
Best Green Marketing Campaign
Acorn Developments – NetZero Ready Showcase Home
Jennifer Weatherston, Claxton + Marsh
Building Innovation – Low-Rise
Great Gulf – Active House
Building Innovation – High-Rise
Minto Communities Canada – Minto Yorkville Park
Champion of the Year
Roy Nandram, RND Construction Ltd.
Energy Advisor of the Year
Sacha Klein, A&J Energy Consultants
EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR for New Homes – Large Volume Builder
EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR for New Homes – Mid Volume Builder
Doug Tarry Homes Ltd.
EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR for New Homes – Small/Custom Builder
Terra View Custom Homes Ltd.
Green Renovation Project of the Year
Steve Snider Construction – Lakeview Farm
HBA of the Year
Greater Ottawa HBA
Licensed Professional of the Year
Luka Matutinovic, Purpose Building Inc.
Net Zero Builder
Claxton + Marsh
Ontario Green Builder of the Year – Low-Rise
Ontario Green Builder of the Year Mid or High-Rise
FRAM + Slokker
Product Innovation – Low-Rise (OBC Part 9)
DAVESDUCTS – Aeroseal
Product Innovation – High-Rise (OBC Part 3)
Owens Corning Canada – Thermafiber RainBarrier ci High Compressive Mineral Wool Insulation
Enbridge Savings by Design Affordable Housing Award
Redwood Park Communities
Enbridge Savings by Design Commercial Award
Enbridge Savings by Design Residential Award
Enbridge Optimum Home Award
Doug Tarry Homes Ltd.
Industry Partner of the Year
Owens Corning Canada Panasonic Canada
People’s Choice Award