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Product Profile: Distinctions - EnerQuality Awards - Mar2017

Product Profile: Distinctions – EnerQuality Awards

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Product Profile: Distinctions – EnerQuality Awards

Paul Golini of Empire Communities chosen as EnerQuality Hall of Fame inductee

Paul Golini Jr. took to the stage as this year’s EnerQuality Hall of Fame inductee at the EQ Awards held February 23, 2017 at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan.

He joins a prestigious group of green building champions, including Peter Gilgan, founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes, Andy Goyda, Canadian Builder Lead & Market Development Manager for Owens Corning Canada, and the late Bruce Gough, considered the father of the Energy Star program in Canada.

Golini is the executive vice president and co-founder of Empire Communities, a privately-held real estate development company in Vaughan. The son of a civil engineer and contractor, and the grandson of an apartment builder in Rome, he came pretty close to being a restaurateur instead of builder.

“In my teens, I was more interested in my mom’s family business. She comes from a lineage of restaurateurs in Rome,” Golini told the Toronto Star in 2011. “My grandparents started a restaurant in 1911 and I spent my summers working in the business. At a certain point, I had to decide and it ended up being the building business.”

After obtaining a master’s of commerce and an economics degree from the University of Toronto, he worked in Japan and Brazil before returning to join his father’s development company. Within a year, he and partners Dan and Andrew Guizzetti started their own building company.

The EnerQuality Hall of Fame award recognizes “an individual who has made a significant and long-term impact advocating energy efficiency and green building practices in the new construction energy.”

Empire — one of Canada’s largest homebuilders — was an early adopter of high-performance homebuilding. Since their involvement began more than a decade ago, Empire has enrolled more than 4,000 homes in Energy Star and has made the 20 per cent more-efficient-than-building-coderequirements a standard in the bulk of their lowrise projects.

Golini has tirelessly served on many industry boards and committees, holding such positions as chair of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), serving as a member of the board of directors of Tarion Warranty Corporation and the EnerQuality Corporation, as a Habitat for Humanity Toronto Advisory Committee member and Member of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; he was also appointed by the Ontario Government to the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council (BCCAC).

“I have been struck over and over again by one quality in particular of Paul’s: his way with people,” said Corey McBurney, EnerQuality president “As the quote says: ‘People forget what you said, people forget what you did, but people never forget how you made them feel.’ ”

The man and the organization both share a history of philanthropy – Empire has a policy to positively impact the neighbourhoods they build in, donating to or sponsoring programs ranging from the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford to the annual Caledonia Easter Egg Hunt.

In addition to his industry-related volunteer efforts, Golini is also active in causes including the Humber River Hospital campaign and serving as president of the board of directors of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival.

ENERQUALITY AWARDS

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EQ Award finalists announced

EQ Award finalists announced

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EQ Award finalists announced

EnerQuality announced the list of finalists for the EQ Awards on February 1, which will be announced February 23 at the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum in Toronto.

A full day of innovation is followed by the EQ Awards Gala, where a star-studded line-up of innovators, influencers and market leaders are recognized for their contributions and advancements in the green building industry in the year past.

During the Gala, Paul Golini Jr. will receive the EnerQuality Hall of Fame Award. Golini —  co-founder and executive vice president of Empire Communities — serves on boards and steering committees of industry regulatory bodies like Tarion and EnerQuality and was chairman of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). His vast array of experience has led to opportunities in leadership, research and consultation. Having built more than 10,000 new homes and condominiums with development and home building operations in Canada and the U.S., Golini is a leader, mentor and guiding force in our industry.

The EQ Housing Innovation Forum is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefits of advancing building performance. Topics being explored include innovation in building science, climate change policy, performance-based architecture, and more, including the ever-popular Innovation Gauntlet.

AWARD FINALISTS

Building Innovation — Lowrise

Arista Homes
Doug Tarry Homes
Lindvest
Mason Homes
Reid’s Heritage Homes
RND Construction

Building Innovation — Mid/Highrise

Greenpark
Times Group
Tricar Group

Best Green Renovation Project of the Year

Eurodale Developments
RND Construction
Seaman and Sons Builders

Best Green Marketing Campaign of the Year

Great Gulf Homes
Menkes Developments

Evaluator of the Year

Building Knowledge
John Godden
RGL Consultants
Mark Rosen
Matthew Salkeld
Jack Zhou

R-2000 Builder of the Year

RND Construction
Seaman and Sons Builders
Sloot Construction
Steve Snider Construction

Net Zero Builder of the Year

Doug Tarry Homes
Lucchetta Homes
Minto Group
Reid’s Heritage Homes

Energy Star for New Homes Champion of the Year

Lisa Bergeron, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors
Marlon DaSilva, Mosaik Homes
Robert Lucchetta, Lucchetta Homes

Energy Star for New Homes Builder of the Year — Small/Custom

Castleform Developments
Gemini Homes
Lucchetta Homes
SanDiego Homes

Energy Star for New Homes Builder of the Year — Mid Volume

Arista Homes
Coscorp
Doug Tarry Homes
Mason Homes
Sean Mason Homes
Tartan Homes

Energy Star for New Homes Builder of the Year – Large Volume

CountryWide Homes
Empire Communities
Minto Group
Remington Homes

Ontario Green Builder of the Year

Arista Homes
Empire Communities
Mason Homes
Minto Group
Times Group
Reid’s Heritage Homes

Builder Achievement Award

Jacqueline Collier
John Corvinelli
Stephen Doty
Roy Nandram
Doug Tarry
Jennifer Weatherston

The EQ Awards Jury

Mike Collins-Williams – Director, policy at the Ontario Home Builders’ Association
Sonja Winkelmann – Director, Net Zero Energy Housing at Canadian Home Builders’ Association
Elizabeth McDonald – President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance
Bruce Manwaring – Manager, residential sales at Enbridge
Cindy Kaye –Advertising/marketing associate at Laurel Oak Marketing Ltd.
Darlene Goode – Key account manager at Redmond Williams Distributing
Mike Cote – Senior advisor and deputy registrar at Tarion
Dave Potter – Chief building official, City of Newmarket
Steven Street – Technical director at Canadian Wood Council
Dan Murphy – Director, builder sales at Reliance Home Comfort

Innovation Gauntlet Jury

Doug Tarry – Director of marketing and lead designer at Doug Tarry Homes
Wells Baker – Director of conservation and sustainable design at the Minto Group Inc.
Stefanie Coleman-Dias – Owner at Coleman-Diaz 3 Construction

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Paul Golini Jr.

EnerQuality honours Hall of Fame recipient Paul Golini Jr.

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EnerQuality honours Hall of Fame recipient Paul Golini Jr.

EnerQuality is pleased to announce this year’s EnerQuality Hall of Fame award will be given to Paul Golini Jr., co-founder and executive vice president of Empire Communities, one of Canada’s largest real estate development companies. The recognition will be presented at the Housing Innovation Forum and Awards on February 23, 2017.

From sitting on boards and steering committees of industry regulatory bodies like Tarion and EnerQuality, to his leadership role as chairman of one of the industry’s most influential organizations, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Golini’s vast array of experience has led to opportunities in leadership, research and consultation. Having built more than 10,000 new homes and condominiums with development and home building operations in Canada and the U.S., Golini is a leader, mentor and guiding force in the industry.

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