TheGreenHub.ca and Green Building & Sustainable Strategies magazine have joined forces to present Stage 2 of an exclusive project – the green upgrade and renovation of a small war-time cottage in Brantford, Ontario.
It's called This Really Old House Goes Green (TROHGG, pronounced like blog).
The project will showcase all the latest green expertise, technologies and materials.
The sustainable model framework is in place. Now the final pieces of the puzzle need to be added, starting with a naming sponsor.
The first stage of the project, in conjunction with the Brantford Expositor of Sun Media, involved 18 team members, and established the infrastructure.
Now, with participation by companies from the GTA, the project is looking to continue by adding demonstration rooms and product placement.
Go to TheGreenHub.ca – 'Your Canadian source for all things green ... news, information, business, lifestyle, opinion and trends' –for more information on the project, weekly updates, news, blogs, team member profiles … There are sponsorship options for all business needs.
About the house
87 Alexander Drive, (Sub-district Holmedale/Lansdowne) Brantford, Ontario, Canada
50 feet by 100 feet on .11 acres on level topography.
R1B (Residential One B)
Single family detached 1 1/2 storey home, three bedrooms, finished basement,
Year built (estimate)
A retired Brantford General Hospital nurse and wife of now-deceased Richard (Dick) McMillan, a principal with the Brant City School Board (now Grand Erie Board of Education) for 20 years and Commanding Officer of the 56th Field Regiment R.C.A from 1964 to 1968, then again as Honorary Lieutenant Colonel from 1989 to 1993.
Frame construction, vinyl exterior finish, asphalt shingle roof, concrete poured foundation, gas-fired forced air heating, central air, municipal water and sewer, 900 square feet inside floor area (not including basement) on main and second floors, fully fenced yard, shared double asphalt driveway, older-style artificial stone exterior foundation, close to Grand River and hiking trails.