Great Gulf Celebrated For Leadership and Innovation in High Performance Green Building by ENERQualityFebruary 23, 2018
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GREAT GULF CELEBRATED FOR LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN HIGH PERFORMANCE GREEN BUILDING BY ENERQUALITY
Toronto ON, February 2018 – Great Gulf received industry accolades and recognition at the 2018 ENERQUALITY HOUSING INNOVATION FORUM with awards including Building Innovation-Low Rise and Builder Achievement Award.
Held at Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, EnerQuality (EQ), Canada’s number one certifier of energy efficient homes and the market leader in delivering award-winning residential green building programs, recognized industry leaders in high performance building.
“We’re very proud to have been recognized with these prestigious awards,” said Great Gulf President Christopher Wein. “I’d like to congratulate the entire Great Gulf team and Shaun Joffe, Executive Director Sustainability and Building Sciences for their leadership and commitment to advancing the industry in sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives. We’re dedicated to researching and implementing sustainable technologies and energy efficient innovations, including the use of co-generation, solar, wind ground source and batteries with the goal to significantly reduce the carbon footprint.”
In the low rise sector, Great Gulf has been an industry leader in the Energy Star program with a main focus on the exterior envelope and mechanical designs. H+ME Technology provides engineered panelized floor and wall systems to all low-rise and mid-rise projects with on-time delivery and precision detailing. The high-rise division focuses on project and location specific designs surpassing the Toronto Green Standards requirements. Great Gulf is also a founding member of the Active House Alliance which focuses on comfort, energy and healthy living environment.
Great Gulf’s H+ME Technology building science, 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 Homes an international award winning, low-rise and landmark high-rise residential developer providing over 70,000 families with places to call home; Ashton Woods Homes, the 3rd largest private builder and 18th largest in the U.S.; First Gulf, an innovative market leader in sustainable, accessible and transit-oriented commercial developments and large scale design build industrial facilities; Tucker HiRise, a leading construction management company, specializing in the construction of high-density, mixed-used projects; H+ME Technology, a precision engineering panelization manufacturing facility; and Taboo Muskoka, one of Canada’s top-ranked golf courses, 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.
Madeline Zito, Vice President Public Relations
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