Helping Ontario seniors control their energy bills and stay in their own homes

Jun 6th, 2013 9:34 AM

Media Advisory

Toronto-Hydro, Enbridge Gas Distribution, GreenSaver and Ontario's Environmental Commissioner to present ceremonial key to resident of newly retrofitted Weston home

What:
Douglas Brunner, 85, will receive a ceremonial key to his newly energy upgraded Weston home.

Why:
Seniors Month in Ontario is an ideal time to explain the opportunities provided by these free energy conservation programs and how they allow eligible people like Mr. Brunner to save on their energy bills.  

Who:
Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Douglas Brunner, homeowner
Chris Tyrrell, Vice-President, Customer Care and Chief Conservation Officer, Toronto Hydro
Jamie Paris, Manager, Residential Energy Solutions, Enbridge Gas Distribution
Vladan M. Veljovic, President and CEO, GreenSaver

When:
June 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

Where:
Held on Ruthven Place (off Rockcliffe Blvd., just south of Lambton Ave.)

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For further details, please contact:

Tanya Bruckmueller
Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Tel: 416-542-2621
Tel: 416-903-0440 (on-site)
Email: tbruckmueller@torontohydro.com

Lenard Hart
GreenSaver
Tel:416-898-0835
Email: lenard.hart@greensaver.org

Chris Meyer
Enbridge Gas Distribution
Tel: 416-753-6626
Email: chris.meyer@enbridge.com

Don Huff
Environmental Communication Options
Tel: 416-972-7404
Tel: 416-805-7720 (on-site)
Email: huffd@ecostrategy.ca

About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 719,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario. Our World. Our City. Our Responsibility. See what we are doing to be safe, reliable and sustainable at torontohydro.com/responsibility

About Enbridge
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. Enbridge Gas Distribution delivers safe, reliable natural gas in more than 100 communities across Ontario and is a leader in promoting energy efficiency programs. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2013 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2013 and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to two million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com.


About GreenSaver:
For more than 25 years, GreenSaver has helped deliver Ontario’s energy conservation policies and reduce its environmental footprint. GreenSaver is Ontario’s long-standing energy conservation program management and delivery contractor and experts in residential energy efficiency best practices. GreenSaver is also a Licensed Service Organization for National Resources Canada (NRCAN) and has conducted energy assessments in 50,000 Ontario homes since 2006. For more information on these programs, please call GreenSaver at 1 855 591 0877, email info@greensaver.org or visit www.greensaver.org.


The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the ECO monitors and reports on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, the government's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its actions towards achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario. The Green Energy and Green Economy Act gave the Environmental Commissioner the responsibility for reviewing the progress of energy conservation activities in Ontario.