City of Woodstock Mayor Pat Sobeski; Corey McBurney, President of EnerQuality; and guests joined together recently to celebrate Geranium Homes’ commitment to build its homes to the new Energy Star for New Home (ESNH) Standard.
The event was held at The Village at Sally Creek adult-lifestyle community in Woodstock, where five of an initial phase of 52 homes have been built by Geranium Homes.
Boaz Feiner, Presi-dent housing division for Geranium Corpora-tion accepted a plaque from Corey McBurney which will be installed on an Energy Star qualified home.
Guests were given a piggy bank for the occa-sion, which symbolizes the approximately 20 percent energy savings Geranium’s future homeowners will enjoy in the new homes.
Of the five homes constructed in Woodstock, three are fully furnished and decorated model homes by Toronto-based Interior Design firm, Bryon Patton and Associates. The two remaining homes have been completed to drywall; one of which is where Geranium hosted the celebration event.
The Village at Sally Creek is an established quality community with a nine-hole golf course, a park, stone entry gates, gazebos and gardens. Semi-linked bungalows offered on walk-out basement lots start from 1,391 to 1,604 square feet, some backing onto the golf course, with prices starting at $289,900 to $334,900.
Seven different fully detached model types ranging in size from 1,479 to 2,067 square feet are available on 50’ lots overlooking the golf course. Prices start from$339,900 to $424,900.
“To remind us of the superior comfort and quality offered by a home that achieves the stringent criteria for Energy Star labeling, we purposefully selected an unfinished home for the setting of this important occasion,” said Boaz Feiner. “Through this initiative, Geranium Homes is voluntarily able to deliver homes that are designed and built better from the ground up. We believe this is worthy of a celebration.”
Mayor Pat Sobeski, City of Woodsto ck stated, “I congratulate Geranium on continuing to voluntarily raise the bar and building energy efficient homes for Woodstock residents. I look forward to welcoming Geranium’s future homeowners to our great city.”
Corey McBurney, President of Ener-Quality, said “Geranium Homes has made its mark as a quality-focused builder. By adopting the new Energy Star for New Homes Standard, they are reinforcing their commitment to building sustainable, high quality homes.”
To receive the Energy Star label, the homes are inspected and verified by certified energy evaluators and certified by EnerQuality, a licensed service organization. The Energy Star mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada.