Corey McBurney, President of EnerQuality, was quoted as saying “the future of development, home building and renovations is being written by the innovators.” At BAM, we’re lucky enough to count many of those innovators Corey is referring to as clients. EnerQuality, who are currently celebrating 10 years of the ENERGY STAR program, is the Canadian housing industry’s top certifier of energy efficient homes. Recently, they announced their list of finalists for the EQ 2014 Awards – and two long-time BAM clients, Brookfield Residential and Empire Communities, are up for multiple awards.
Brookfield, who had a year marked with new (successful) communities and countless satisfied homeowners, has been nominated for Building Innovation and Ontario Green Builder of the Year awards. Empire Communities have been nominated for three awards: Ontario Green Builder of the Year (for the second year in a row), ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder of the Year and Best Green Marketing Campaign. Winners will be announced February 19th during the annual EQ Housing Innovation Forum.
At BAM, we help clients shape their green programs and create their green marketing campaigns, so understandably it’s a thrill for us to stand beside them as they’re recognized as ahead of the pack in the residential construction industry. Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to do so multiple times at the EQ Awards – in fact, Empire Communities won the Building Innovation and Excellence Award and ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder of the Year in 2012 and 2011 respectively, and Sean Mason won in 2011 for the Leader of the Year award.
I’d like to congratulate Brookfield and Empire, and – as well – my hard working team here at BAM. I look forward to the gala this week, and letting everyone know the results of the awards.