If you love Minto WaterGarden just as much as we do and want all your friends to love it too – you should definitely look into the our referral program. It’s what we like to call a win-win situation.
So we’re almost ready to get this thing on the move. It’s been a fantastic learning process for us here at Minto and the special crew we’ve brought in to work on the Robert Cox House move have been wonderful. Once the house is in it’s new location the next steps will be start work on restoring it to its former glory, and of course, getting to work on the Minto WaterGarden site itself.
We’ll be back on site soon to see the house actually being moved and we will of course share it right here on the blog! In the meantime check out our full Facebook album here.
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We at Minto are extremely proud to announce that for the second year in a row, and three times in total, we have been recognized as Ontario’s Green Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders Association.
Alison Minato, VP of sustainability, was quite delighted with the win. “It means so much to be recognized by the OHBA for our green initiatives. We’re one of few developers that have a dedicated in-house green team and it’s terrific to know that our strategies are paying off.
“We’ve been working hard for over a decade now and we’ve made huge strides in quality and sustainability. With strategies like individual suite meters and “all-off” switches being just some of the initiatives we’ve rolled out,” she explained. It’s great to win this award for the third time, and it just shows that our dedication to green pays off. It allows us to discover more opportunities and we have the processes in place to make these improvements happen.”
So what does Alison see happening to the green condo scene over the next few years? Right now, for example, they’re researching the potential of LED lighting. It’s more efficient than fluorescent lighting and it produces significantly less heat than halogen lights. Plus, the team is looking at wireless thermostat & lighting control. It has potential in the area of home automation and remote monitoring, which is something you’re likely to see more of in the future. Super-insulated windows are another great feature. “This is a very exciting time to be developing new, green condominiums,” Alison says.