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Minto celebrates the completion of its newest Net Zero Energy home near Ottawa

Friday, October 2nd 2015 11:18:40am


: Kanata, Ontario

Thursday, October 8, 2015
10:00 am

Minto celebrates the completion of the first Net Zero Energy home it has built as part of a Canada-wide program. The Net Zero Energy home, the first of five to be built in Kanata’s Arcadia community, will produce as much energy as it consumes.
Media and guests are invited to tour the home and get a first-hand view of the home’s energy efficient features.

The national pilot project, led by Owens Corning Canada, will almost double the amount of Net Zero Energy homes across the country. The pilot aims to use existing building technologies to prove that Net Zero Energy homes are achievable at the community-level, as opposed to one-off projects. Minto is one of five builders participating in this pilot project that will see a minimum of 25 Net Zero Energy homes built in five communities across Canada.

Minto Arcadia -- Killarney show home
380 Huntmar Drive, Kanata

Who (photo/interview opportunity):
Mark Taylor, Deputy Mayor, City of Ottawa
Marianne Wilkinson, Councillor Ward 4 Kanata North, City of Ottawa
Kevin Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Home Builders’ Association
John Herbert, Executive Director, Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association
Brent Strachan, Senior Vice President, Minto Communities
Derek Hickson, Manager, Innovation, The Minto Group
Andy Goyda, Canadian Builder Lead and Market Development Manager, Owens Corning Canada

For media inquiries please contact:
Anne Murphy
Communications Manager, The Minto Group
T 613.782.2328

About Minto
Now in its 60th year of operations, The Minto Group is a family-owned, fully integrated home builder, construction and property management company based in Ottawa with operations in Canada and Florida. Since 1955, The Minto Group 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.

About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.