August 29, 2022
On August 26, 2022, GrandBridge Energy was honoured to be recognized for its role in making homeownership a reality for a local mom and her three children.
It all started when the Brant-Norfolk chapter of Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario reached out to GrandBridge Energy for assistance with powering a home at 28 Willowdale Street in the County of Brant.
An existing wood hydro pole needed to be removed and two new poles installed in order to deliver safe and reliable electricity to the Habitat for Humanity home at 28 Willowdale Street and the surrounding neighbourhood.
“GrandBridge Energy and Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario both believe in supporting communities and helping to build a sustainable future. For these reasons and more, GrandBridge Energy was pleased to provide our services and the poles as an in-kind donation to the Brant-Norfolk chapter of Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario,” said Ian Miles, President & CEO of GrandBridge Energy.
Today’s Key Ceremony was very rewarding for everyone who participated in the project.
“Thank you to President & CEO Ian Miles and GrandBridge Energy, for your commitment to health and wellness, child and youth development and families. The Key Ceremony is our brightest day, moving future homeowners into their homes. Because of partners like you, Kayla and her family will be able to live in a beautiful, safe and environmentally responsible home,” said Alan MacKinnon, Chair, Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario.
“GrandBridge Energy is proud to contribute to this unique Habitat for Humanity project, which provides a local family with a sustainable, affordable home while maximizing energy efficiency,” added Miles.
This Upstart Project is Canada’s first Habitat for Humanity single-family home built this way. The collaboration between Habitat for Humanity, Makers, education partners and researchers at the University of Waterloo has served as a model for others across the country to integrate Passive House elements, sustainability and resiliency in affordable housing. However, the true beneficiaries are future generations as build materials and techniques are selected to reduce construction’s carbon footprint and
pass on energy savings of up to 90%.