ECOShift and the Ontario Green Home Competition
Written by Geoff Jones   
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 14:23

If you haven't heard about the Home Sweet Home or Ontario Green Home competition in Ontario you need to check it out.  ECOShift made donations to the project and is happy to be a participant in the water conservation solutions incorporated into the Founding Production Home.    As a result of our support this home includes a greywater recycling system which re-uses bath/shower water for flushing toilets, and a rainwater harvesting system for outdoor irrigation.

For more information about the Home Sweet Home competition read the press release below or visit: or

New Ontario Green Building Awards Presented before Capacity Crowd

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 8, 2010

(Kitchener) A new provincial green building competition kicked-off today by recognizing four “Founding Homes”. The homes represent green leaders in the Competition’s four categories: Production, Custom, Affordable, and Renovated Home of the Year. The award recipients were celebrated by a packed-out crowd of building industry professionals huddled under a giant tent outside a new home that was built especially for this
purpose. launched this province-wide annual competition in December to encourage and recognize excellence within the green home building and renovating industries. The competition will open for registration on April 22nd, and will award its first juried prizes in 2011.

This is a unique competition that recognizes the full range of ecological, health, economical and social values embodied in today’s best homes,” says Derek Satnik, Managing Director of “The winning homes will provide inspiring models of the quality of home that everyone wants to live in. We’re excited to see the first round of submissions later this year.”

Founding Home Award recipients are as follows:
• Rudd Residence, Hillsburgh – Founding Custom Home Award
• Ontario Green Home, Kitchener – Founding Production Home
• Habitat for Humanity Mississauga Streetsville Build, Streetsville – Founding Affordable Home
• REEP House for Sustainable Living, Kitchener – Founding Renovated Home.

Please see attached profiles for details on each of these homes. is a free online directory serving Ontario’s green building, renovating and renewable energy sectors. It was founded by Kitchener-based Mindscape Innovations Group, a professional services firm specializing in green building, energy auditing, and renewable energy.

More information, including full profiles of the four winning homes will be available at later today.  Click on the “Winners” page of the Home Sweet Home Competition box.


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