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One of the most interesting trends these days in the homebuilding industry is the growing popularity of net-zero homes. “Net-zero homes produce as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80 per cent more energy efficient than typical new homes and use renewable energy systems to produce the remaining energy they need,” […]

3/22/2019 7:00:57 AM

More than 750 new single-family homes in Alberta will be powered by solar this year, as Jayman Built makes the green technology a standard feature in a first-of-its-kind offering by any Canadian builder. Jayman, one of Alberta’s largest builders, will include six solar panels in all its 2019 homes, says Dave Desormeaux, president and COO […]

3/22/2019 7:00:41 AM

Saving the planet is a good thing, but if you can put some green in your jeans at the same time, all the better. As interest in homes with environmentally friendly features grows among buyers and sellers, the popularity of green designations for REALTORS® is also on the rise. Realtors seeking these credentials have a […]

3/22/2019 7:00:40 AM

For over 30 years, Excel Homes has been crafting homes with extraordinary style and attention to detail, winning numerous awards for its innovative designs. But company COO Dean Campbell says that what really sets this homebuilder apart is its commitment to sustainability and the Built Green program. “In Canada, we are the No. 2 builder […]

3/22/2019 7:00:34 AM

If it’s true that one person’s “trash” is another one’s treasure, a Calgary-based organization has made an art of turning the former into the latter. In the process, Enterprise4Good is changing lives – one household item at a time. “We are a charity that operates under the European model of social enterprise,” said Adrian Bohach, […]

3/22/2019 7:00:11 AM

Calgary-based designer Alykhan Velji is partial to mid-century modern design. So when he and his now-husband, Jason Krell, were scouring the MLS® System listings for their first home, it was a given that the couple would jump on a four-level, mid-century modern gem in Chinook Park. That was 10 years ago. “As soon as we […]

3/22/2019 7:00:04 AM

When Brian Taylor looks out the window of his home in EchoHaven, the view is a street lined with houses of varying architectural styles. However, beneath the surface, many of those homes have similar characteristics designed to make them eco-friendly and highly energy efficient in a development purposefully built with no natural gas service. Instead […]

3/22/2019 7:00:01 AM

The redevelopment of the East Village has brought new life to an area that was once a no man’s land of unsightly industrial buildings and decaying historic landmarks. An influx of new residents has breathed life into the area, but as modern condo towers rose and filled up with buyers, one thing was lacking: rental […]

3/15/2019 7:00:25 AM

The construction machinery sprawled across a whole city block in Calgary’s East Village tells a retail success story. The 5th and Third development (named for its location at Fifth Avenue and Third Street S.E.) is being constructed and leased by RioCan. The project is two-thirds of the way towards completion and on schedule to open […]

3/15/2019 7:00:24 AM

The master-planned vision for Calgary’s East Village revitalization, launched in the mid-2000s, is becoming a living, breathing reality, now more than ever. Alain Dupere has lived in East Village since 2011. He’s watching the transformation happen one day at a time, observing the changes while he walks to and from work. Dupere, who is also […]

3/15/2019 7:00:21 AM

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