Minto Recognized as Ontario Green Builder of the Year
OTTAWA, ON, February 26, 2016 — The Minto Group was again honoured for its commitment to energy efficiency and creating better places through its sustainability practices at the 2015 EnerQuality Awards Gala held yesterday in Toronto. Consistent dedication to designing and building high performing, comfortable and efficient new homes for its customers earned Minto the Ontario Green Builder of the Year award, marking the fourth time in five years the company has received this honour.
“We are incredibly proud to be recognized by EnerQuality for our approach to energy efficiency and creating value for our customers through our greener design and building practices,” said Alison Minato, Vice President Sustainability, The Minto Group. “This has been an exciting year highlighted by the launch of our new Net Zero Energy home options in our Arcadia community in Kanata, and this award that underscores the concentrated efforts of everyone at Minto to create better places. “
Founded in 1998, EnerQuality’s mission is to transform Ontario’s housing into the most energy efficient and sustainable in the world through voluntary green building labeling programs like EnergyStar, LEED and EnerGuide. Minto has been at the forefront of meeting and exceeding these standards within its developments, labelling over 1,500 new Ontario homes in 2015 alone.
The Minto Group was one of the first major developers in Canada to support green building initiatives and has enjoyed a long history of Ontario green building accolades, including being named the Ontario Home Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders Association in 2012 and 2014. Most recently Minto was also recognized with a 2016 Clean50 Top 15 Projects award for its Path to Zero Energy Project.
The Minto Group is a family-owned, fully integrated home builder, construction and property management company with operations in Ontario, Alberta and Florida. Since 1955, The Minto Group has created better places to live, work and play. It has built more than 80,000 new homes, manages more than 17,000 residential rental homes and apartments, and carries a commercial portfolio of more than 2.5 million square feet of office and retail space. In addition to these holdings, the company owns and operates Canada’s largest portfolio of executive furnished suites.
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