GO GREEN 2009 by wuyunyi


  Eco-Smart Elements
  A     green home may include any number of health-promoting,
       energy-saving, environment-preserving features. Here are just
       a few of the specific elements you might find in a green home:
  •Passive energy conservation design features, such as
   overhangs over south- and west-facing windows
  •Well-insulated windows
  •A tankless water heater
  •Efficient light fixtures and bulbs and glare-free daylighting
  •Dual-flush toilets, low-flow faucets, high-efficiency
    irrigation systems and other water conservation features
  •Efficient Energy Star-rated appliances
  •Solar-powered energy systems and water heaters
  •Countertops or carpets made of recycled materials
  •Wood floors or cabinets made from trees grown and
    harvested in sustainably managed forests
  •Efficient air ventilation and purification systems
  •Low- or no-VOC paints and finishes
  •Fresh-air intakes and fine-particle filters on air conditioners
                                                                      - CTW

                 A S P E C I A L A D V E R T I S I N G F E AT U R E
LITTLE DROPS, BIG RIPPLES: winning water tips
W        hen a national survey conducted
         by Angus Reid Strategies on
         behalf of Purex Natural Elements
laundry detergent showed that 91 per
                                                   “Sweeping sidewalks and driveways
                                                   instead of hosing them down prevents
                                                   soil, grit and debris that has accumulated
                                                   and that often contains contaminants
                                                                                                       and don't dump art paint down the sink – let
                                                                                                       the paint dry in egg carton palettes and reuse it
                                                                                                       later. “My students really love to be able to take
                                                                                                       the leftover paint home with them,” said Ms.
                                                                                                                                                            to share their everyday tips to help protect
                                                                                                                                                            this precious resource. We were looking for
                                                                                                                                                            suggestions that were easy to do, practical
                                                                                                                                                            and that could make a real difference.”
cent of Canadians believe that what you            from entering our water system and pol-             Sholer. Her students have won a presentation
put down your drain has an impact on our                                                                                                     For more tips on how you can help keep
                                                   luting our water,” said Anna Given of               by Craig or Marc Kielburger, the two Canadian
environment, but that only 57 per cent of                                                                                                    our water system clean, or to download
Canadians actually always thought about            London, Ontario, the family winner of a             brothers that founded the Free The Children
                                                                                                                                             resources for educating students about
it, the company challenged Canadians to            new top rated GE energy efficient, front-           charity and the Me to We social enterprise.
                                                                                                                                             the connection between what goes down
retrain their brains about what they were          loading washing machine and gas dryer.          “We were overwhelmed by the number of the drain at home and how it affects our
putting down their drains.                         Suzanne Sholer, a Grade Two teacher at Mary entries we received from right across the environment, please visit www.purexnat-
More than 81,000 Canadians submitted their         Shadd Public School in Scarborough, ON country,” said Roxanne Gregory, brand uralelements.ca.
tips for preserving our water system and a         submitted two great tips for her class: don't manager, Henkel Consumer Goods Canada                                   - News Canada
London, Ontario mom and a Scarborough, ON          put garbage in open containers so that it does- Inc. “Canada has more lakes than anywhere
teacher are the winners in the national contest.   n't blow into storm drains, lakes and streams; else in the world and we wanted Canadians
                                                                                                                                        On The Cover - Eco-Smart Elements
HOW TO BUILD AS GREEN AS CAN BE                                                                                                         "Green Living by Design: The Practical Guide for Eco-Friendly
                                                                                                                                        Remodeling and Decorating" (Filipacchi Publishing, 2009)

I  n a good or bad economy, one can't go
   wrong choosing environmentally
   responsible options when building a
home. Sustainable, good quality upgrades
                                                   make the house less costly to operate and
                                                   these components will ensure and acceler-
                                                   ate its value over time. A 'green' home con-
                                                   tains energy-efficient heating, cooling,

                                                                                                       lighting, water systems, and the building            green materials should include low- and zero-
                                                                                                       process should begin with concrete, not              VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and
                                                                                                       wood. Here's a handy checklist to use when           sealants; high-performance windows, and
                                                                                                       talking to your builder:                             roofing material that does not absorb heat.
                                                                                                       • Location: Build near public trans-                 • Green Energy Supply: Generate your
                                                                                                       portation, with options to walk or cycle.          own. Solar panels for daylighting, natural
                                                                                                       • The Envelope: Ask for concrete walls. An heating and cooling canbuildings.
                                                                                                                                                          cost-effectively into most
                                                                                                                                                                                      be incorporated
                                                                                                       award-winning system by the all-Canadian
                                                                                                       company, Nudura, builds them with stay-in- • Conserve: Avoid over-design and aim for
                                                                                                       place, pre-assembled blocks, steel reinforced, standard ceiling heights and building dimen-
                                                                                                       and then filled with concrete. This cuts con- sions. The best green homes use salvaged
                                                                                                       struction time significantly, creates less waste materials, or those with a recycled content.
                                                                                                       material, and virtually eliminates mould,
                                                                                                       mildew and other toxic emissions produced by • Garden Green: Outside, plan for low
                                                                                                       buildings structured with traditional methods. use of water and pesticides. Design with
                                                                                                       Homeowners save money with durability and drought-resistant native plants, perennial
                                                                                                       energy efficiency – and the resulting structure groundcovers, and shady, canopy trees.
                                                                                                       (www.nudura.com) is reported to be up to nine Flowering plants will encourage the eco-
                                                                                                       times stronger, with far more fire protection, far important activity of birds and bees.
                                                                                                       more sound insulation, and with a potential to                                     - News Canada

                                                                                                       reduce energy costs of up to 70 percent. Other                               www.newscanada.com

  Pg.2      Wednesday, October 14, 2009                                                                                                                                      The Kingston Whig-Standard
C      anadian homeowners will be big
       winners now that the federal gov-
       ernment has increased the grants
available for the ecoENERGY Retrofit for
                                               rating. The service includes: a detailed
                                               energy evaluation of the home, a blower
                                               door test to find air leaks, a printed report
                                               that shows where energy dollars are
                                                                                               rebates available where they will cover a
                                                                                               portion of the evaluation cost and/or offer
                                                                                               additional grant monies,” said Rob
                                                                                               Skinner, business leader for AmeriSpec
                                                                                                                                             Homes program are eligible to receive the
                                                                                                                                             temporary Home Renovation Tax Credit
                                                                                                                                             (HRTC) in addition to the ecoENERGY
                                                                                                                                             Retrofit – Homes grant.
Homes; the financial incentives to             being spent, recommendations on what            of Canada.
Canadians who improve their home's                                                                                                           “By completing all of the retrofits recom-
                                               homeowners can do to improve their                                                            mended by an AmeriSpec evaluator, home-
energy efficiency have increased by 25%.                                                       According to NRCan, once homeowners
                                               home's energy efficiency and an energy                                                        owners should be in a position to decrease
AmeriSpec Inspection Service is the                                                            complete their required energy evaluation
                                               efficiency rating label that shows how                                                        their average annual greenhouse gas emis-
largest provider of residential energy eval-                                                   and make some or all of the recommend-
                                               efficient their home is compared to other                                                     sions by about 4.6 tonnes per year, per
uations that identifies how homes use                                                          ed improvements; they can expect federal
                                               homes in their region.                                                                        house and they should also be able to
energy and where it is being wasted.                                                           grants such as:
                                         Using the report's recommendations,                                                                 reduce their energy bills by 38 percent – a
                                         homeowners have 18 months or by March •
AmeriSpec's licensed evaluators will show                                                Furnace upgrades – up to $790
homeowners how to reduce greenhouse                                                                                                          huge win for everyone,” Mr. Skinner added.
gas emissions, reduce heating and cooling31, 2011 (whichever comes first) to com- •Replace your domestic hot water                               Additional information on the
                                         plete upgrades. Grants of up to $5,000 are
costs, and improve comfort in their homes,                                              heater – up to $375
                                                                                                                                               ecoENERGY program is available
                                         available based on individual retrofit ini-
while ensuring adequate ventilation for a
                                         tiatives. The average grant is expected to
                                                                                     •Upgrade your central air condi-                                       online at
healthy indoor environment.                                                             tioner to an Energy Star unit- $250                     www.amerispec.ca/ecoenergy
                                         be close to $1,100. Homeowners can                                                                         or call 1-866-284-6010
To take advantage of the program, home- expect to receive their cheque within 90 •Retrofit doors and/or windows to
owners first must complete an assess- days of the follow-up evaluation.                 Energy Star - $40 for each unit                            to book an appointment.
ment by a licensed energy evaluator who                                                                                                                                   - News Canada
                                                                                     For the 2009 tax year, homeowners par-
will determine the home's current energy “Many provinces also have grants or                                                                                        www.newscanada.com
                                                                                     ticipating in the ecoENERGY Retrofit –

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The Kingston Whig-Standard                                                                                                                       Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Pg.3
- Sun Media

T       hat old clunker sitting in the drive-
        way is draining your wallet, poi-
        soning the environment and mak-
ing driving more dangerous for everyone.
                                                                  a vehicle bought 15 years ago.”
                                                                  On top of that, older vehicles are more at
                                                                  risk for leaking oil, air conditioner fluids
                                                                  and springing other leaks. In fact, keep-
                                                                                                                 don’t burn valuable engine oil and are
                                                                                                                 free of those nasty deposit build ups in
                                                                                                                 the engine that suck even more gas.
                                                                                                                 A 2006 study from Desrosier Automotive
These days, upgrading to a new vehicle                            ing an old car on the road is less environ-    Consultants found that the average car
through Canada’s “Retire Your Ride” program                       mentally friendly than building a whole        has improved its fuel efficiency by as
— the equivalent of the U.S. “Cash for                            new car from scratch.                          much as 13% between 1995 and 2006.
Clunkers” — makes more than just environ-                         “The carbon footprint of manufacturing a       So if you fill up your car once a week for
mental sense. It can really help your pocket                      vehicle is 8-10 times less than tailpipe       $70, a new car could save you as much as         parts from new materials saves approxi-
book, too. Consider, for a moment, the follow-                    emissions,” says Peter Corbyn, special         $360 a year on fuel alone.                       mately 85 million barrels of oil per year.
ing costs of owning a vehicle made in 1995 or                     advisor to Climate Change Project Canada.      Old vehicles also fall apart faster. Most of a   “More than 13 million vehicles per year
earlier. william.wylie@sunmedia.ca                                                                               new vehicle’s components are only rated to       are recycled in North America,” says
                                                                  BENEFITS FROM BUYING A NEW ONE
ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS                                                                                              last to 100-120,000 km. Beyond that, the         Peter Corbyn, special advisor to Climate
                                                                  Retire your Ride is the federal program
Old cars are really bad for the environ-                          that will offer up to $300 rebate on the       repair bills start to stack up pretty quickly.   Change Project Canada.
ment — really, really bad. Cars made                              cost of a new vehicle when you trade in        “Older vehicles that remain in operation         So how much energy is saved from recy-
before 1995 make up 25% of the cars on                            your old clunker. But that’s far from the      are old vehicles that will reliably generate     cling a car? It only takes about 25% of the
the road today. But with that relatively                          only incentive program out there.              maintenance and upkeep dollars in the            energy to make new steel as it does to
small number, they form approximately                             Hyundai Canada recently launched a pro-        range of a thousand dollars per year and         recycle it from existing parts. Over the
half of the smog in the air.                                      gram where buyers can get an additional        usually more,” said Michael Desrosier in         course of a year, recycled steel saves
According to Desrosier Automotive                                 $1,000 off the cost of the vehicle when        his 2006 report.                                 enough energy to power 18 million
Consultants, “A current model year vehi-                          they buy a new Hyundai.                        Added up, a 1995 model year vehicle              homes for a year.
cle emits 98% less toxins into the air than                       Combined with the additional costs of          costs you as much as $1,500 per year             A new federal program offers up to $300
                                                                  owning your vehicle for another three          more than a new vehicle.                         rebates for trading in your clunker.
                                                                  years, that can cut nearly $6,000 off the      RECYCLING YOUR CAR                               New cars have improved their fuel effi-
                                                                  cost of a new vehicle. And it can keep all     More than 1.5 million cars are sold in           ciency as much as 13% since 1995.
                                                                  of your loved ones a little bit safer.         Canada every year. When they wear out, as        Today’s vehicles have more safety fea-
                      In a world of colour, we think green
                                                                  DOLLAR COSTS                                   they do, they have to go somewhere. In 1997,     tures that will protect the driver and occu-
                 www.tonersource.ca                               Think you’re saving money by keeping           4.3 million vehicles were recycled in North      pants in accidents.
             Quality new and premium                              that old car on the road instead of buying     America, and the numbers have gone up by         The oil saved from recycling North
             compatible toner cartridges, inks, drums             a new one? Think again. New cars are           nearly 10 million vehicles per year since        American cars is enough to fuel the entire
             Supplies for printers, faxes, copiers, plotters,
             inkjets, thermal, roll                               more fuel efficient than their 15-year-old     then. That’s 80-85% of all new vehicles.         European Union for nearly a week.
             Fast , reliable canada wide shipping                 counterparts, require less maintenance,        The energy saved from manufacturing new
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                                                                  HOW TO GET THE MOST MILEAGE OUT OF
           Empties donated in support of the Kingston Food Bank   EVERY TANK OF FUEL THIS WINTER
     I encourage everyone to reflect on how they can
     do the right thing for our environment. When we
       all do our part...we build a brighter future for
         our Earth and for our children’s children.
                                                                                                                 F     ollow these fuel-efficient driving tips from
                                                                                                                       Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
                                                                                                                       and make fewer trips to the gas station
                                                                                                                 this winter:

      Remember, it all adds up when we work together!
                                                                                                                 • Avoid aggressive driving
                                                                                                                 behaviours, such as quick
                                                                                                                 starts and hard stops – this
       John Gerretsen, M.P.P. Kingston and The Islands
           303 Bagot Street, Suite 2 LaSalle Mews                                                                can increase your fuel con-
                   Kingston, ON K7K 5W7                                                                          sumption by up to 39 per cent;
          Phone: (613) 547-2385 Fax: (613) 547-5001
                                                                                                                 • Drive at the posted speed
                                                                                                                 limit – decreasing your cruising speed
                                                                                                                 from 120 km/h to 100 km/h will decrease fuel
                                                                                                                 consumption by approximately 20 per cent;

                                                                                                                 CON’T ON PAGE 5
           Pg.4       Wednesday, October 14, 2009                                                                                                                                 The Kingston Whig-Standard
W        hen it comes to purchasing a new
         vehicle, you might want to con-
         sider buying the most fuel-effi-
cient one that meets your needs. Follow
                                                 • Choose a vehicle that fits your • Two-wheel drive
                                                 everyday needs in terms of size and
                                                 power – Put some serious thought into
                                                                                               vs. four-wheel
                                                                                               drive – The added
these tips to help you make an informed          your space and cargo needs – do you real-     weight and drivetrain
decision:                                        ly need a minivan when a compact would        losses you get with
                                                 do? Passenger cars with smaller engines       four-wheel and 'all-
• Do some research before you leave              tend to deliver better fuel economy than      wheel' drive systems
home – The Natural Resources Canada
                                                 those with larger engines. Keep in mind       increase fuel con-
(NRCan) website, www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca,
                                                 horsepower levels have doubled over the       sumption. Although
lets you compare the fuel consumption of
                                                 past two decades and the power available      all-wheel drive can
various makes and models of vehicles for a
                                                 in today's subcompact cars exceeds that of    offer better traction
specific year;
                                                 many midsize sedans of the mid-1980s;         when accelerating                               much do you really need a sunroof or roof
• Check out the EnerGuide Label –                • Choose a manual instead of an auto-         under slippery conditions, it doesn't assist in rack? Are they worth the increased fuel con-
Compare vehicles using the EnerGuide                                                           turning or braking; there is no substitute for sumption and emissions?
                                                 matic transmission – Look for the trans-
label that is found on all new cars. The label                                                 safe driving habits;
                                                 mission option that minimizes fuel consump-                                                   Do your homework and watch your sav-
shows city and highway fuel consumption
ratings and an estimated annual fuel cost
                                                 tion. Generally speaking, manuals will use    •  Think about your extras – Accessories ings add up and your emissions go down.
                                                 less fuel, saving up to 100 litres a year;    and power features can be a big drag on an
for that particular vehicle. The values may                                                                                                                                   - News Canada
                                                                                               engine, increasing fuel consumption. How                                www.newscanada.com
not be perfect but they're a start;

N     atural Resources Canada's
      (NRCan's) annual listing of the
      most fuel-efficient vehicles in
Canada will soon be available. The annual
                                                 tered by the Office of Energy Efficiency, are will be posted on NRCan's website in
                                                 presented for the most fuel-efficient vehi- November at www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.
                                                 cles in the current model year. Winning
                                                 vehicles are selected in 11 vehicle classes,
                                                                                                                         - News Canada
ecoENERGY for Vehicle Awards, adminis-           from two seaters to large vans. The listings

CON’T FROM PAGE 4...      HOW TO GET THE MOST MILEAGE                                                                                               Coming Soon:
• Don't idle – idling for more than 60 sec-      taining an even and steady speed;  readings. NRCan has a handy online fuel                              1000
onds uses more fuel and produces more CO2 • Take the most fuel-efficient route calculator on their website at www.vehi-                             Solar Rooftops
compared to restarting your engine;        – routes with fewer stop lights and less cles.nrcan.gc.ca.
• Use cruise control – on dry, flat, traffic maystop less fuel than shorter routes                             - News Canada

                                           with more      lights and heavy traffic;                      www.newscanada.com
wide-open highways, use cruise control                                                                                                           www.switchkingston.ca/solar
                to help improve fuel effi- • Maintain your vehicle properly –
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The Kingston Whig-Standard                                                                                                                         Wednesday, October 14, 2009    Pg.5
- Sun Media
                                                                                                                                              “No house should ever be on a hill or on anything.
                                                                                                                                                   It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.
G        reen SPACE design principal
         Merri Corrigall provides
         Interior and Exterior Design and
contract management to a wide range of
                                                                                   effective and therefore attainable with the
                                                                                   added benefits of being functional and
                                                                                   aesthetic, with a focus on environmental-
                                                                                   ly friendly green solutions, attaining per-
                                                                                                                                                     Hill and house should live together,
                                                                                                                                                       each the happier for the other.”
clients from the residential owner, “do-it-                                        sonal satisfaction for all concerned.                                                                                 Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
yourselfers”, carpenter/builders, home-                                            g r e e n S PA C E d e s i g n i s a n a c t i v e
owners acting as their own general con-                                            Professional Member of Landscape                     researched the newest products and          ucts and services that lighten the impact
tractors, Real Estate agents and investors,                                        Ontario , commencing in the Ottawa                   methods at Construct Canada’s Green         on the earth and improve health and well
to small business owners in Decoration                                             Chapter in 1987 and now in the Upper                 Homebuilder/Renovator Expo recently         being, a part of the “green” in green
and Landscaping and the trades.                                                    Canada Chapter, pursuing ongoing con-                and Landscape Ontario Green Trade Expo.     SPACE design. A wide array of environ-
green SPACE design offers over 30 years                                            tinuing education. Merri Corrigall is also a         Merri Corrigall was recently a guest        mentally responsible products including
experience in design consultation with                                             member of the Kingston Chamber of                    speaker at the Leadership in Energy and     non-toxic paints and wall finishes, eco-
site plans for property development,                                               Commerce, Canadian Nursery Landscape                 Environmental Design (LEED) focused         friendly home furnishings, flooring, coun-
existing site measurements, space plan-                                            Association as well as a volunteer for               Ontario East Municipal Conference in        tertops, water saving devices, and energy
ning, detail custom residential renova-                                            Habitat for Humanity Build Committee.                Kingston, on September 11th, 2008.          efficient systems are highlighted. The list
tion/retrofit, colour selections and prod-                                                                                                                                          of “green” products are growing exponen-
                                                                                   The Eco-friendly trend has arrived in                PRODUCTS AND SERVICES                       tially by the day!
uct purchases, landscape design and                                                Kingston and is a great opportunity for              green SPACE design works with home-
planting specifications, permit approvals                                          you - as green SPACE design has experi-                                                          Article submitted by:
                                                                                                                                        owners, designers and contractors to pro-
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H        omesol Building Solutions
         partners with OwensCorning
         on new Sustainable Buildings
Training Centre. Objective of LivelyUp
                                                     Canada’s most extreme climate changes,
                                                     from minus-30-degree Celsius winters
                                                     mixed with snow and freezing rain to
                                                     plus-30-degree summers, and builders
                                                                                                 mental and energy efficient green building
                                                                                                 consulting services for residential new con-
                                                                                                 struction and renovation. More than 30 of
                                                                                                 Ontario’s top building companies turn to
                                                                                                                                                glass fiber technology with sales of $5
                                                                                                                                                billion in 2007 and 18,000 employees in
                                                                                                                                                26 countries on five continents.
                                                                                                                                                Additional information is available at
Sustainable Buildings Training Centre is to          can come to the LivelyUp Sustainable        Homesol every day, along with Provincial       www.owenscorning.com
create a new generation of energy-efficient
homes and builders in Ontario                        ‘Buildings Training Centre to learn how to and Federal building efficiency standards       For more information contact:
                                                     maximize energy efficiency and comfort organizations.
                                                                                                                More details at www.homesol-
Determined to help create a new generation of                                                    buildingsolutions.com                          Ross Elliott, President,
energy-efficient homes by training a new gen-        with these state-of-the-art products,” said                                                Homesol Building Solutions
eration of builders to use the most advanced         Ross Elliott. Homesol Building Solutions About Owens Corning:                              E-mail: relliott@homesol.ca
materials and green construction techniques,         currently serves more than 30 of the Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading                 Phone: 877-278-0467
Homesol Building Solutions has successfully          province’s largest builders in energy effi- global producer of residential and com-
partnered with building materials company
Owens Corning to create a green building
                                                     ciency certifications and training, along mercial building materials, glass fiber
                                                     with several Provincial and Federal build- reinforcements and engineered materials
                                                     ing efficiency standards organizations.
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pletion date of Spring 2010, Homesol’s               LEED Platinum standards for energy effi-        ing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens
Lively Up Sustainable Buildings Training             ciency, air quality and durability. The         Corning is a market-leading innovator of
Centre is located on property owned by               building technology is readily available
company president Ross Elliott and his               from companies like Owens Corning, and
wife and business partner, Kathryn Elliott,          with adequate training it can transform
in McDonalds Corners, 27 kms from                    Ontario’s housing stock to be the greenest
Perth, ON, and 80 kms from Ottawa.                   on the planet.”
“The opening of the new training centre Elliott’s Fall schedule is ample evidence that
demonstrates Ontario’s position as a hubthere is high demand for training in green
                                        building techniques. On Sept. 23 his com-
of sustainability building,” stated David
Flood, Insulation Expert, Owens Corning.pany hosted a LEED® for Homesworkshop                                                           health     comfort       sustainability
                                        with Arborus Consulting at Queen’s
“We are proud to support an initiative that
will increase the use of sustainable andUniversity’s Innovation Park, sponsored by
efficient building solutions.”          Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation
                                        Network (ELORIN). On Oct. 2-4 Elliott spoke
As a lead partner in Homesol’s LivelyUp at the Ottawa Home & Design Show. His
Sustainable Buildings Training Centre, LEED® Homes workshop then presents in
Owens Corning will contribute its most Ottawa Nov. 25 at Enbridge Inc.’s 400
advanced building materials including:  Coventry Road facility in Ottawa. On Nov. 28
                                                                                                                          We change the world
• PINK FIBERGLAS® Insulation            Elliott will give the first seminar at the                                               one building
• Celfort®/FOAMULAR® Extruded LivelyUp Sustainable Buildings Training                                                                at a time.
   Polystyrene Rigid Insulation         Centre on the topic of “How to build and
• Cultured Stone® veneer                operate a soap bubble insulated green-                                                                         Let us show you how.
• Duration® Shingles                    house.” More details at www.homesolbuild-                                                                          www.homesol.ca
• QuietZone® Noise Control Solutions ingsolutions.com                                                                                                       hbs@homesol.ca
                                                     About Homesol Building Solutions:                                                                      1-877-278-0467
Other sponsors of products and services
include Concord, ON-based Fibertec Window              Founded in 1999 by Ross and Kathryn Elliott
and Door Manufacturing and Ottawa’s Linda              after Ross’s successful career as a master
Chapman, Architect.                                    craftsman and builder of earth-friendly
“ T h e O t t a w a Va l l e y o f f e r s s o m e o f homes, Almonte, ON-based Homesol is one
                                                       of Ontario’s leading providers of environ-
The Kingston Whig-Standard                                                                                                                          Wednesday, October 14, 2009    Pg.7

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