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Irving Energy Presents Energy Efficiency Award to Gerald and Marilyn Disher

On May 12th, 2011 Irving Energy’s Johnny Grant, Senior Manager, Operations & Sales Eastern Canada, presented the award for Energy Efficiency Champion—Residential Sector to Gerald and Marilyn Disher at the 3rd annual Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency. This award seeks to recognize a property owner who is an advocate of energy efficiency and who has displayed leadership and best practices in residential energy efficiency.

Gerald and Marilyn of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, are the owners of a super efficient manufactured home. The creation of Gerald and Marilyn’s home was driven by Gerald’s curiosity for reaching new levels in energy efficiency, and he was able to reach his home’s level of efficiency with only an additional 5% cost to the normal cost of a manufactured home. This was accomplished through very high levels of insulation and thorough air sealing. Gerald and Marilyn’s home also incorporates passive solar heating, maximized through the use of south-facing windows, and a geothermal heating system with ventilation through a heat recovery ventilation unit.

Gerald’s goal is to ultimately create and broaden the market for energy efficient manufactured homes. He hopes that his home will not only be a model for energy efficiency, but an inspiration to others looking to build an energy efficient home.


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Irving is Proud to Sponsor the Residential Category for the Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency

Irving Oil has partnered with other New Brunswick organizations to sponsor the third annual Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency. The awards will showcase some of the best practices in energy efficiency in New Brunswick. The Awards were developed by Efficiency NB to recognize companies, organizations and individuals for their innovation and achievement in the field of energy efficiency.

The award recipients will be honored in Fredericton on May 12, 2011. Efficiency NB is now accepting nominations for awards in a number of categories which encompass a wide range of energy users including large and small companies, public sector organizations, community groups and individuals. To learn more about the nominees and the categories please visit the Energy Efficiency website.

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