On February 23rd Empire gathered with our fellow industry leaders at the EnerQuality 2017 Housing Innovation Forum and Awards to celebrate and acknowledge excellence in green building innovation. The day-long forum featured numerous housing products, services and seminars showcasing new ideas on the future of green building, culminating with the EQ Awards Gala where we all had the opportunity to congratulate our colleagues in their various efforts over the last year.
To our delight and immense honor, Empire’s own Paul Golini was emitted to the EQ Hall of Fame. This distinct honor recognizes an individual who has made a significant and long term impact in the industry by advocating for and taking part in energy efficient and green building practices.
Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd, Paul said a few words to his peers about Empire’s consistent dedication to innovative building practices:
“Transformative changes and innovation are driven at Empire through the hard work of contract managers, site supers, site clerks, trades, sales people and marketing teams that need to change the way we market and sell, customer service teams that adapt to educating and relating to our customers, and every other manager and leader must focus their time and efforts on doing their job differently, and that’s how change happens, so thank you to my Empire colleagues, both site and office teams and to all the other builders in our local industry here in Ontario. Thank you EnerQuality for your persistent determination to drive change in our industry.”
We continue to live, work and build by Paul’s words, open and accepting of change and adaptation as new home building innovations surface. Congratulations to all this year’s winners.
Check out our latest pilot project, The Empire Discovery Home, in Kitchener-Waterloo at our Riverland community where we’re experimenting with some of the newest energy-saving technologies shaping the future of home building.