There are not many opportunities to feel like you are making a difference in your industry and winning a peer judged award is one of those times when you know you have created something important and memorable. This year at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s SAM (sales and marketing) Awards and National Association Awards, Nova Scotia made its mark across the country.
Three prestigious awards, celebrating excellence in new homes, innovative technologies and construction were presented to Nova Scotia this past weekend at the 69th National Conference in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
“As an association, we are pleased to have been honoured with a national award for our work on developing the Efficiency Nova Scotia Demonstration Homes project,” says Paul Pettipas, chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association (NSHBA) and winner of the CHBA Susan Chambers Award. “Our association is committed to raising the level of professionalism within the residential construction industry and by developing programs that we were recently awarded for shows us and our members that we are doing it right.”
Two Nova Scotian builders were also awarded for their innovative construction technologies with strong competition from home builders across the country.
The winner of the CHBA Green Home Award was Denim Homes. This home, one of the Efficiency Nova Scotia Demonstrations Homes, located in Middle Sackville, was rated with an EnerGuide rating of 96 and topped the chart on energy efficiency technology and innovation. Owners, Steven Lockhart and Caleb Howden, were in Mont-Tremblant to receive this award.
The winner of the Custom New Home under 2,500 square feet was Whitestone Developments. This home was also an Efficiency Nova Scotia Demonstration Home, located in Dartmouth and received an EnerGuide rating of 94 and host to numerous energy efficient feature and technologies. Owners, Andrew Watson and Tamara Barker Watson, were also in Mont-Tremblant to receive this award.
Pettipas adds that he is pleased to see this exceptional project and two dedicated Nova Scotian builders recognized for the advances they are making in creating change within the home building industry. The Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association is the representative voice of the residential construction industry in Nova Scotia. The mission of the Association is to provide professionalism in all aspects of our industry and provide quality, affordable housing choices for Nova Scotians.