A Kelowna developer is taking sustainable home development in the Okanagan to new levels, with a 48-condo project in West Kelowna it says will set the standard for BUILT GREEN projects in the region.
NEO is the latest project from Highstreet Ventures and will be built to a set of energy-efficient standards few other developers can match.
As Highstreet’s VP of development and sales, Christina Wilson, explains, NEO will have a system of Photovoltaic Solar Panels installed on the roof that will help lower dependency on grid energy and power all the development’s common spaces with renewable electricity.
The project will be built with a higher standard of energy efficiency to surpass the building code by 53 per cent.
Along with triple-pane windows and high-efficiency mechanical systems, it will also feature LED lighting in common areas and exterior LED lighting.
These features, along with many others, will allow the project to be certified through Built Green Canada. Developers with the certification take a holistic approach to sustainability, taking into consideration things like indoor air quality, ventilation, waste management, water conservation, and overall business practices.
“Owners will enjoy a home with a lower environmental impact that comes with the added benefit of reduction in monthly operating costs,” Wilson says.
Jenifer Christenson, the chief executive director of Built Green Canada says Built Green projects like NEO are “at the intersection of affordability and sustainability,” offering “sustainable features that reduce utility costs and further increase the value of the inherent affordability.”
Recently ranked one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by MacLean’s magazine’s PROFIT 500, and named the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s small business of the year in 2016, Highstreet Ventures continues to set a precedent for sustainable development.
Throughout its 13-year history, Highstreet has remained passionate about developing smarter real estate that “makes a real impact” in the communities it’s built in.
“We recently set our vision at owning and operating $200 million of net-zero real estate by 2024,” says Wilson.
“Investing in top-rated soundproofing, quality finishes, and environmental sustainability enables Highstreet’s properties to stand alone in the marketplace,” Wilson says.
NEO show suites will open at the end of April, and sales will launch in May. New buyers will be able to move in as early as the end of this year.
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