CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Nov. 12, 2010) – Today, the Government of Canada announced the official opening of the EchoHaven Home, an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly home in Calgary, Alberta. The home was built by the Echo-Logic Land Corporation as part of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) EQuilibrium™ Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative, which encourages builders and developers to build the next generation of sustainable housing in Canada.

The EchoHaven home is the fourth EQuilibrium™ Housing demonstration project to be completed and opened for public tours in Alberta, and the ninth to open across Canada.

“The Government of Canada is proud to work with forward-looking private-sector partners to develop such innovative projects. We congratulate Echo-Logic Land Corporation on its demonstration home,” said the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State for Seniors, representing the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for CMHC. “The EchoHaven residence gives people in this community an opportunity to see first-hand how we can create beautiful, healthy homes, conserve energy and resources, and reduce pollutant emissions.”

EQuilibrium™ demonstration homes are designed to be healthy to live in, highly energy and resource efficient, produce as much energy as they consume on an annual basis, and have very low environmental impact. To achieve this, the EchoHaven home combines state-of-the-art energy-efficient design and construction techniques with renewable energy production.

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