June 23, 2020
LOCAL HOMEBUILDER WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR SECOND YEAR
Activa receives the prestigious ENERGY STAR® Canada for New Homes award from Natural Resources Canada
Waterloo Region (June 23, 2020) –
Activa, the leading homebuilder in Kitchener-Waterloo, is pleased to announce that they have won an award from Natural Resources Canada for the second consecutive year: ENERGY STAR Canada for New Homes Builder of the Year – Large Volume category. Last year, Activa also took home the award, ENERGY STAR Canada for New Homes – Promotional Excellence.
The award, which is part of the ENERGY STAR Canada program, recognizes Activa’s commitment to building high-performing, ENERGY STAR certified homes across Waterloo Region that are better for the environment and more comfortable for homeowners; as well as their commitment to providing training and education for their staff, trades, homeowners and the public. Activa in the only builder within the Waterloo Region to win an ENERGY STAR award from NRCAN over the past two years.
“ENERGY STAR Canada winners are building a sustainable, energy-efficient and resilient future. By reducing pollution, lowering bills and creating jobs, Activa is helping Canada shine,” said the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.
Activa builds ENERGY STAR certified homes to create a healthier, energy-efficient, and sustainable place to live for their homeowners. These homes are healthier due to improved air-sealing, which reduces drafts, dust, pollen and noise within the home. Homes also are less expensive to heat and cool due to the high-performance energy efficiency of the homes’ mechanical systems and triple-glazed windows. As part of the ENERGY STAR certification, each home undergoes additional third-party inspections to ensure they are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to standard Building Code.
“We are proud to build ENERGY STAR certified homes for our homeowners because it means that they are going to be living in a better-built, healthier home. We want to deliver a home that is going to save them money and is going to be more environmentally-friendly for years to come. We strive to be an industry leader in all that we do; building ENERGY STAR certified homes enables us to be a leader today and gives us the foundation to continue to stay ahead of the industry in the future,” says Tony Giovinazzo, CEO.
National Resources of Canada recognized Activa for its successes in:
- Building over 15% more ENERGY STAR certified homes than in 2018
- Training over 25 tradespeople, in addition to their staff, about their ENERGY STAR building package
- Featuring the ENERGY STAR logo and information on promotional materials, video, model homes, sales offices and more.
Each year, ENERGY STAR Canada recognizes participants who demonstrate excellence, and winners are recognized as being the best in their class. Winners are selected from its 1,500+ participants based on activities that advance the energy efficiency market transformation in Canada.
Activa is Waterloo Region’s largest and most active homebuilder, bringing life to communities through our home designs and neighbourhood planning. Activa proudly offers a unique customer experience journey for its homeowners to reduce the anxiety and stress that often comes with building a home and is committed to going above and beyond minimum building code practices through participation in programs like ENERGY STAR®.
Jessica Flanagan, Marketing Manager