Feb 16, 2007
TORONTO, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - MEDIA ADVISORY Event: Completion of Ontario's first safer living home Media conference and tour Date: Monday, February 19, 2007 Time: 11:00 - 11:30 am Location: 4541 St. Michel Street Sudbury (Hanmer), Ontario Members of the media are invited to learn about the first safer living home ever built in Ontario - a house designed to be resilient to the increasingly destructive weather we are experiencing as a result of climate change. After the original house in Sudbury (Hanmer) was destroyed by fire, a new home was built to "better than building code" standards under Designed ... for safer living, a program of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, an independent, not-for-profit research institute. The house was specially engineered to withstand 200 km/h winds and severe winter weather. Join the Institute's executive director, Paul Kovacs, and others to learn about the design concept and special construction materials and methods that make this house more resilient to storms.
For further information: Leonard Sharman, The Co-operators, Toll-free: (877) 795-7272 ext. 2707, Cell: (519) 820-4133; Glenn McGillivray, ICLR, Cell: (416) 277-5827