Effect Home Builders Ltd.

March 19, 2013 10:00 ET

Local, Custom Home Builder Receives National Recognition and Praise for Their Energy Efficient, Eco Friendly Homes

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2013) - Effect Home Builders has two major news announcements:

Effect Home Builders Wins the CHBA National 2012 Green Home Award and is Recognized as Canada's Top Green Home Builder

Effect Home Builders and The Holmes Group announce the launch of Holmes Approved Homes in Edmonton

Effect Home Builders was recently awarded the 2012 CHBA National Green Home Award for their Belgravia NetZero Energy Home, a home that produces as much energy as it consumes. As the only builder in Canada to receive this award, they are now recognized nationally, provincially and locally as the best Green Home Builder in 2012. The show home is now open by appointment and is located at 11536 - 74 Avenue, Edmonton.

Additionally, Effect Home Builders and The Holmes Group are pleased to announce a new standard in home building in Edmonton: The Holmes Approved Homes program introduced by Canada's most trusted contractor - Mike Holmes, Forbes' 3rd most trustworthy celebrity! Effect is the first and only Edmonton homebuilder to be awarded this partnership.

"I have my own inspectors review each home, both during and after construction. They make sure all Holmes Approved Homes meet what will be the new standard of home building for tomorrow," says Mike Holmes, President of The Holmes Group.

The Holmes Approved Homes program emphasizes quality and energy efficiency. With features such as fire and sound protection, high indoor air quality, heat recovery systems and durable materials, a Holmes Approved Home utilizes industry-leading products that help protect the home and homeowner.

Every Holmes Approved Homes built by Effect Home Builders will be EnerGuide rated to verify the high level of energy efficiency in each home.

"We are very excited to join forces with The Holmes Group - we share the same philosophy of quality and sustainability," states Dale Rott, Managing Partner of Effect Homes. "We are pleased to offer Holmes Approved Homes to our clients. This third party verification will add to the peace-of-mind of new home owners, confirming that their Effect-built home delivers unmatched quality - both now and for the future when they go to resell."

Additional details on Effect or a virtual tour of the NetZero show home can be found at www.effecthomes.ca.

About The Holmes Group

The Holmes Group is an international brand with operations in independent media production, new home building and home inspection, as well as expansion into product development. It is entirely owned by Mike Holmes and responsible for developing and managing all HOLMES branded entities, including HOLMES Homes, MIKE HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Workwear, Make It Right Releasing Inc. and The Holmes Foundation.

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