Today, Heathwood Homes was honoured for its commitment to building healthy, energy-efficient homes by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
Heathwood, led by the extraordinary Hugh Heron, has demonstrated this commitment by incorporating efficiency and sustainability as standard features in their homes, CMHC said in a press release. The development of the Green Home, a house with advanced energy- and water-saving features and a monitoring system that measures the home’s energy performance is another of Heathwood's initiatives.
Hugh Heron is also the co-founder of the Mikey Network, which creates public awareness, eduction about heart-healthy lifestyles, and places portable defibrillators in public locations. So far, the Mikeys are credited with saving 15 lives.
Photo of Hugh Heron by Pawel Dwulit/Toronto Star