Ten “green” houses built in Toronto by Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity, the non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization, has completed a "green" ho...
Habitat for Humanity, the non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization, has completed a “green” home development project in Canada. Over 200 volunteers, donors and partner families celebrated the completion of Canada’s first ever Energy Star for New Homes development on Kingston Road in Toronto’s east end on August 20. The volunteers handed over the keys of new homes to 10 families.
The designation “Energy Star for New Homes,” is used only by permission of Natural Resources Canada. It is giving to homes that are approximately 30% more energy efficient than those built to the minimum Ontario building code standards.
Habitat for Humanity completes a home for families in need around the world every 21 minutes. Using volunteer skills and labour, and donated materials, the organization has built more than 225,000 homes in over 100 countries.
EnerQuality Corporation in Ontario, with the support of government and private sector partners, manages the Energy Star for New Homes Initiative in Ontario.