Gregor Homes unveils Barrie's latest ENERGY STAR® qualified home

Jul 23rd, 2008 9:43 AM

Gregor Homes unveils Barrie's latest ENERGY STAR® qualified home

Six new homes blend superior energy efficiency materials and quality design into planned community

(Barrie, Ontario, July 19, 2008) This afternoon, provincial and federal politicians toured what will soon be the latest group of energy efficient new homes planned for the Carson Ridge Estates in Barrie. The development will feature 6 homes which will have a superior building envelope, custom finishes and landscaped lots.

James Bazely, President of Gregor Homes, Michelle Cote, from EnerQuality Corporation (one of the licensed service organizations delivering ENERGY STAR for New Homes in Ontario), Aileen Carroll, Ontario Minister of Culture and Minister Responsible for Seniors and Barrie MP Patrick Scott were all on hand to celebrate this unique project.

“Our contribution to the Carson Ridge Estates development represents our continued commitment to provide a quality design, energy efficient and environmentally responsible product for the consumer,” said Mr. Bazely. “We are confident that these homes will reduce homeowner costs and limit the impact that homeownership can have on the environment.”

The planned units developed by Gregor Homes will be 30% more energy efficient than a comparable home built to minimum building code standards and feature upgraded kitchen cabinets, ceramics and superior insulation and improved indoor air quality standards.

“We’re pleased to see Gregor Homes once again demonstrating leadership and believe the citizens of the Barrie area will respond strongly to this wonderful project,” said Corey McBurney, Managing Director of EnerQuality.  

ENERGY STAR is internationally recognized as the highest energy efficiency standard on the market, making it best-in-class.  The ENERGY STAR label is earned only by homes that have met strict requirements, allowing homebuyers to rely on the performance tested, third party verified, government backed ENERGY STAR label to know they are buying the most efficient house on the market.  

Typical energy saving measures in an ENERGY STAR qualified home include higher levels of insulation in basements, walls and attics, ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors, tighter building envelopes, programmable thermostats, sealed ducts, ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and high-efficiency heating, hot water and air conditioning systems.

For more information:

Christine Coates, President, (705) 721-3354  ext 104,
James Bazely, Vice President, (705) 721-3354  ext 103,

manages R-2000, the EnerGuide Rating Service and the ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiatives in Ontario on behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Through certification, training and consulting, EnerQuality promotes energy efficient housing in Ontario and is committed to transforming Ontario's housing into the most energy efficient and sustainable in the world.

For over 25 years, Gregor Homes has demonstrated superior workmanship in every home they build. They have won the Ernest Assaly Awards; The Ontario Builder of the Year; The Tarion Award of Excellence; The Greater Barrie Home Builders' Association Builder of the Year; and The Business Development Bank Manufacturing Business Excellence Award.

The ENERGY STAR® mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada. Used with permission.

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