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'Now House' to demonstrate how a 60 year old home can become a net zero energy home

Tuesday, September 9th 2008 10:07:29am

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Retrofit of 60-year-old wartime house to demonstrate how to reduce home energy use to zero

(Toronto, September 8, 2008) The latest environmentally friendly home will be unveiled to the public on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00 am. Now House will show homeowners and contractors how to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of existing homes and reveal how it is possible to produce enough energy to pay energy bills.

Now House is one of 12 winning teams in Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative, and the only project among the winners focused on the renovation and retrofit of existing houses. Now House proves you can take an old house and improve it beyond standards currently required of new buildings.

WHO:

Peter Love, Chief Conservation Officer of Ontario
Catherine Adams, Vice President of Home Equity Financing, RBC Royal Bank
Lorraine Gauthier, President, The Now House Project Inc.

WHAT:

Now House official opening, media tour and Open House with exhibition of net zero energy features

WHEN:

Wednesday September 10, 11:00 am (Open House 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

WHERE:

12 Topham Road, Toronto (see map)

For more information contact:

Jonathan Laderoute
e|c|o
416-972-7401
laderoutej@huffstrategy.com

Lorraine Gauthier
Now House
416-534-6609
lorraine@workworthdoing.com
www.nowhouseproject.com