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Unveiling the Greenest Retrofit Home in Brampton

May 17, 2012

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), in partnership with the Region of Peel and the City of Brampton will be unveiling the greenest retrofit home in Brampton. The thirty year old home of Marisa Mancuso and Paul Gay, underwent the Green Home Makeover, a complete inside and out, home makeover demonstration project developed by TRCA to show that eco-renovations on older homes are simple to do and can generate significant savings and improve home comfort.

Learn more about green living and eco-renovations, meet the vendors involved in the project, tour the home and learn how homeowners can adapt any one of the green retrofit improvements in their own homes this Spring and Summer.

Green Home Makeover Ribbon Cutting Celebration and Home Tour

Date:                Wednesday, May 23

Schedule:         10 a.m. - Noon             

Location:          Front lawn and driveway, 71 Turtlecreek Blvd, Brampton


The home will open its doors to the public at a Neighborhood Street Party on Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. TRCA will also host tours of the home for interested members of the public throughout 2012 and 2013. 

Who: Mayor Susan Fennell, City of Brampton, Bob Callahan, City of Brampton Councillor, Wards 3 & 4 Gerri Lynn O'Connor, Chair, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Home owners Marisa Mancuso and Paul Gay, Roger Rossi, President and CEO, Reliance Home Comfort, Dr. James Gray-Donald, Sustainability Leader, Sears Canada, Sponsors, Partners, Vendors and Toronto and Region Conservation, Region of Peel and City of Brampton staff.

The Green Home Makeover is part of the County Court SNAP (Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan) being developed for this neighbourhood by TRCA, City of Brampton, Region of Peel, and local residents and businesses. The SNAP Action Plan will transform this older neighbourhood to improve the local environment, prepare for climate change and make it a better place to live, work and play. It encourages residents to participate and learn what they can do at home to save water, energy and contribute to a greener community.

The Makeover is made possible through Lead Platinum sponsor Reliance Home Comfort, Platinum sponsor Sears Canada, Gold Sponsor GreenSaver and Silver sponsors Hanson Hardscapes, Flexible RainBarrels, Water Matrix, Sheridan Nurseries, 1-800-Got-Junk, Gro-Bark, Threadleaf, Zander Sod, Landsource Organix, Petrie & Sons Contracting, Tassone Landscape Construction. Other partners include Enbridge Gas Distribution and Hydro One Brampton as well as green building, water and landscape industry associations.

Toronto and Region Conservation

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at


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Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856

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