Great Gulf Active House Awarded INNOVATION IN LEED by CaGBCOctober 24, 2016
Toronto ON, October 2016 – Great Gulf Active House Centennial Park was recognized with the Innovation in LEED Residential Award by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC-GTC), Southern Ontario’s leading authority on green building best practices. The awards gala was held at the Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto.
“We are so proud to receive this award, we’re continuously researching new best practices in innovation, technology and design with a focus on environmental stewardship to provide homeowners with the best energy efficient sustainable homes,” said Great Gulf President Christopher Wein. “Active House is proof that we can make significant reductions to our carbon footprint and reach our goal of sustainability without compromising design, economics, or quality of life.”
Great Gulf’s Centennial Park residence is designed to improve the comfort and well-being of its occupants without negatively impacting the environment. The home is a result of a highly processdriven approach to conscious home building, evaluated against stringent specifications for indoor comfort, energy efficiency and environmental consideration, innovation and design strategies that support Active House Centennial Park holistically, work together in unprecedented harmony resulting in, not only a scientific success, but also an emotional appreciation for healthy sustainable living.
Active House Centennial Park is the first certified Active House in the world, and is truly a house that gives more than it takes. Great Gulf’s H+ME Technology building science is key to the success of Active House. An advanced indoor automated manufacturing plant allows roof, wall and floor assemblies to be built as integrated panels in a controlled environment. The H+me Technology facility is supported by construction visualization, prototyping and fabricating technologies that reduce environmental waste and increase energy performance through the manufacture of tight-fitting building components.
About Great Gulf
Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf, Ashton Woods Homes, First Gulf Corporation, Tucker HiRise Construction, H+ME Technology and Taboo Resort Golf and Spa, is one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum.
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