In 2001, Steve Snider Construction Inc. was the recipient of the EnerQuality R-2000 Award for Technical Excellence in the over 4,000 square foot home category. The winning home was located in Solina, south of Port Perry. The special efforts made by Steve Snider Construction Inc. to incorporate the latest energy efficiency technology into a large custom built house, without compromising its design, was an inspiration for all builders.
Other awards received include:
2001 – CMHC Healthy Housing Award, (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) for dedication to making housing healthier for Canadians
2002 – EnerQuality R-2000 Technical Excellence Award for Tightest Home. (Pine Court, Port Perry, ON)
2002 – EnerQuality R2000 Honourable Mention for Overall Design (Pine Court, Port Perry, ON)
2003 – EnerQuality R-2000 Technical Excellence Award for Tightest Home – Second Year Running! (Pine Court, Port Perry, ON)
2004 – EnerQuality R-2000 Technical Excellence Award for Tightest Home – Three Years Running! (Pine Court, Port Perry, ON)
2005 – EnerQuality R-2000 Technical Excellence Award for Tightest Home – Four Years Running! (Pine Court, Port Perry, ON)
2005 – EnerQuality R-2000 Award for Technical Excellence in the over 4,000 square foot home category. (Custom Home, Uxbridge, ON)
In January 2006, Steve Snider Construction Inc. was honoured nationally for constructing the most energy-efficient house in Canada.
The 2006 Outstanding Energy Efficiency Award, presented by the Cement Association of Canada, for an environmentally friendly home, was one of five presented by the cement association during the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s national conference in Lake Louise, Alta.
The energy award recognized the builder whose insulated concrete form (ICF), R2000-certified home had achieved the highest energy efficiency rating. The award was for a three-bedroom, 4,100-square-foot bungalow Snider built near Uxbridge. The home featured a NextEnergy Geothermal heating system, which is twice as efficient as a natural gas furnace. Coils, buried two metres underground, draw heat from below the frost line to help provide heating in winter and cooling in summer. The home’s other innovations included ICF construction, a high-efficiency heat-recovery ventilator, radiant floor heating in the basement, low-E argon windows, energy-efficient lighting and a maintenance-free exterior constructed mainly of brick and stone. Inside, low or no VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and finishes were used. The house was rated at 89 on the EnerGuide scale and beat the R-2000 target by 43 per cent.
2007 – Durham Region Home Builders’ Association Excellence in a Single Family Dwelling 2400 – 3400 sq. ft. (Custom Home, Port Perry)
2007 – Durham Region Home Builders’ Association Green Award (Custom Home, Port Perry)
2008 – Green Award: Steve Snider Construction Inc.
2009 – Green Award: Steve Snider Construction Inc.
2009-2011 DRHBA Liason for Ontario Home Builders’ Health and Safety Committee
2009-2010 2nd Vice President, Board of Directors, Durham Region Home Builders’ Association
2010-2011 1st Vice President, Board of Directors, Durham Region Home Builders’ Association
As a builder who utilizes quality, energy efficient construction from foundation to roof, Stephen Snider is always looking for innovative and improved building technology for his R2000 homes. As his benchmark targets are constantly changing by incorporating leading edge technology in all his homes, he will continue to inspire and pilot the building industry in Ontario and Canada.