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Minto is Ontario GREEN Builder of the Year
October 7, 2010
The Minto Group has been named Ontario GREEN Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association. The award was announced on September 21, 2010 at the OHBA Annual Conference held in Windsor. Minto also received the prestigious award in 2008.
“The 2010 Ontario GREEN Builder of the Year was presented to Minto Group of Ottawa/Toronto who clearly demonstrated that it is possible to take an enthusiastic environmental approach and apply it to all facets of their company.” OHBA press release.
Homebuilders are judged on their excellence in consumer education, environmentally-friendly building designs and techniques, green leadership in the residential construction industry, waste management strategies, community service and more.
Through its pioneering approach of “Thinking Green…Living Greener™”, Minto has emerged as the clear leader in an evolving industry, building new residences that are as environmentally responsible as they are beautiful.
Minto points proudly to 25% energy savings across its rental portfolio, 40% water savings across the rental portfolio, more than 85% of waste diverted from high-rise construction sites, and 20,000 tons of greenhouse gases (equal to the oxygen produced by 2 million trees) reduced as a¬¬ result of a $17 million investment in conservation.
Green communities such as Ampersand @ Chapman Mills in Ottawa, and Minto775 King West in Toronto, are leading edge examples that promote sustainable living with features that make it easy for homes owners to live a healthier lifestyle. A host of Minto standard innovative features bring green to life including free bike-share programs, rough-in for electric car chargers, and an ‘all-off’ switch to empower residents.
For Minto green goes beyond the communities they build, Minto’s employees are personally engaged in the green culture. Green committees, a dedicated green intranet site, and monthly newsletters, promote green living and is a way for Minto to celebrate its successes and share stories amongst staff.
Minto is proud to be acknowledged by the OHBA. A belief in a better way and the drive to show that sustainability creates value through design, innovation, and lifestyle, help Minto and its customers to beinspired.
The Minto Group
Minto creates better places that inspire life. Established in 1955, Minto is a fully-integrated real estate, development, construction and property management company with operations in Ottawa, Toronto and Florida. Minto has built over 60,000 new homes and apartments; manages more than 16,000 rental suites; owns and operates Minto Suite Hotel in Ottawa; owns and manages 2.6 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space. Minto continues to comprehensively and systematically lower the environmental impact of its land development, construction and building operations which fits into its core value of making the world a better place.
For more information, interviews or photo requests please contact:
Trisha Hubbard, Minto Green Team
The Minto Group