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Ontario homebuyers and builders to benefit from EnerQuality’s new Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program - Environmental Communication Options/Huff Strategy

Ontario homebuyers and builders to benefit from EnerQuality’s new Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program

Jan 14th, 2020 4:12 AM

(Toronto, January 14, 2020) - For over two decades many Ontario homebuyers have benefited from EnerQuality’s advancement of innovative energy efficiency programs. The new decade starts with the launch of a new program, Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program (NZETAP) designed to embed emerging energy saving technology into new homes faster. NZETAP is all about overcoming barriers to net zero energy homes technology adoption. Overcoming barriers such as lack of awareness and incomplete product knowledge is key to accelerating the use of net zero oriented building products and technologies into mainstream housing. EnerQuality’s Vice-President of Market Development, Shannon Bertuzzi observed, “Ontario home buyers have long benefitted from the existence of both innovative builders and technology suppliers. However, the coordination between supply and demand has at times been imperfect. This imbalance is being fixed by EnerQuality’s efforts to match and partner 23 select Ontario homebuilders with 18 net zero energy efficiency technology and technology manufacturers. The builders are located in Ontario and technology and product suppliers come from across Canada. The early stages are what Bertuzzi, describes as, “Speed dating to reach Net Zero.” This is her description of the programs’ early stage sessions that consist of workshops focused on builder needs and how technology manufacturers can help builder participants co-find solutions to those needs. During 2020, there will be a series of workshops and seminars. By 2021, fully fledged pilot projects with builders using their chosen technology in real world homebuilding situations will begin. Bertuzzi concluded by stating, “NZTAP expects to rollout a minimum of 40 net zero demonstration homes by 2022. EnerQuality is test flying technology in order to increase builder comfort and familiarity with net zero technologies and informing Ontario's future energy conservation programs.”
To schedule interviews, please contact: Shannon Bertuzzi, VP, Market Development EnerQuality Corporation, 20 Upjohn Road, Suite 102, Toronto, ON M3B 2V9 T: (416) 447-0077 C: (416) 347-0465 E:  shannon@enerquality.ca This project is designed by EnerQuality Corporation, funded by Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and delivered by buildABILITY Corporation. About EnerQuality EnerQuality Corporation (www.enerquality.ca) is the market leader in green building programs. Founded in 1998 as a partnership between the Ontario Home Builders' Association and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, EnerQuality's mission is to transform Ontario's housing into the most energy efficient and sustainable in the world. About the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) The IESO operates Ontario’s power grid 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring Ontarians receive a reliable and cost-effective source of power when and where they need it. It works with sector partners and engages with communities across Ontario to plan and prepare for the province’s electricity needs now and into the future. Visit www.ieso.ca for more information. About buildABILITY Corporation buildABILITY has mentored change in the homebuilding industry for more than 30 years. buildABILITY has worked with builders, governments, manufacturers, utilities, and associations, facilitating the adoption of new technologies and processes, assisting with the adaption to new building requirements, and helping our clients change to become top competitors and leaders. For more information on buildABILITY’s projects visit www.buildability.ca.