Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Ottawa, ON, Dec. 17, 2008 – Inspiration – the Minto ecohome, located in the Ottawa village of Manotick, is one of Canada’s first single-family homes to be both be a candidate for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification and to be part of Canada Mortgage and Housing’s EQuilibrium initiative.
ecobee is an award-winning green technology and energy management company that recently launched the ecobee Smart Thermostat which was chosen to be used in the Minto ecohome.
Minto constructed the Inspiration ecohome to have better indoor air quality, a lower environmental footprint, consumer empowerment features, and to produce as much energy as it consumes on a yearly basis.
“All of us at ecobee are thrilled that Minto chose our Smart Thermostat. They are Ontario Homebuilder’s Association’s Green Builder of the year, and we feel our product is the perfect choice for their industry leading ecohome project,” said Stuart Lombard, President & CEO of ecobee. “Minto and ecobee both believe that homeowners should be empowered to conserve energy, save money and reduce their environmental impact.”
“The ecobee Smart Thermostat is the right fit for our ecohome,” said Robert Smith, Manager, Innovation and Green Solutions on the Minto Green Team. “Inspiration is an example of how innovation and intelligent design can combine to produce inspired, accessible and liveable solutions that reduce our impact on the environmental.”
The Inspiration home is open from noon to 5:00 pm every weekend for the public to tour and learn more about how to live greener. For more information on Inspiration please visit www.minto.com/ecohome .
ecobee was founded in 2007 in Toronto to deliver intelligent conservation solutions. The company is building its product platform around The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™. ecobee’s products are being sold for use in single family homes (both new and retrofitted) and multi-family dwellings. This fall ecobee was selected as a Red Herring Top 50 Company, celebrating the most innovative and promising companies, and also chosen as a Canada Top 10 Technology Company. For more information, please visit www.ecobee.com.
Minto is a family owned integrated real estate development, construction and management company with operations in Ottawa, Toronto and Florida. Founded in 1955, Minto’s mission is to provide quality residential and commercial accommodations to satisfy the needs of the marketplace as well as support and enhance the growth and well being of the communities in which we operate. For more information please visit www.minto.com