Have you heard about Calgary's Green Community?
EchoHaven is a sustainable community at Rocky Ridge in north-west Calgary. The small neighborhood for 25 homes with a beautiful, natural setting focuses on quality of life, minimal environmental footprint, healthy and extremely efficient homes, solar heating strategies, and water conservation initiatives. Residents will have common goals about the environment, have the ability to make there own choices and work together.
- EchoHaven has preserved over 60% of the existing natural landscape
- Reduction of 80% of grid power compared with an average home
- Zero greenhouse gas emissions
- Rainwater harvesting to reduce treated water consumption by 72%
- All homes will meet minimum EnerGuide 84
- Community amenities building and greenhouse
Make Life Better
At EchoHaven your life will be better and in turn you will make life better for others. Life will be better because you will live in a quiet cul-de-sac with trees, ponds and mountain views but you are still close to all the amenities and services that the City has to offer. Your home will stay warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. The additional insulation and better quality windows that provide efficiency add to your well-being by bestowing quiet in your home. Your have the ability to reduce your utility bills because your house will not need as much heating and cooling and you can add solar panel and rainwater collection to further reduce your consumption. EchoHaven will include an amenities building that will provide homeowners with access to a guest suite and meeting space. A greenhouse and garden area will provide residents with the option to grow produce all year round or simply provide a welcome respite from winter in Calgary. All home sites have solar access and are grouped together to provide more common area. As an owner at EchoHaven, you will own your lot and 1/25 of the common property. Are you ready to embrace a lifestyle that gives back? Make life better.
“We use a lot less [energy],” said Pelletier, whose former home, a 1959 two-storey, was costing him between $600 and $700 a month in winter for utilities. Since his move, his utility bill has been around $150 a month.
“I’m a firm believer in the environment, but it also has to make economic sense,” said Pelletier.
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