Avalon constructing on internet zero momentum

Avalon constructing on internet zero momentum

Power-efficient demand drives growth of common Zen townhome developments.

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Even earlier than shifting into the world of internet zero development, Avalon Grasp Builder was extensively recognized for its Zen townhome communities, which have a popularity for being extremely vitality environment friendly and for promoting out rapidly.

The stacked townhome growth of Zen Rockland Park, which was launched in the course of the pandemic within the metropolis’s northwest, is bought out, as is Zen Riverstone West, an exquisite multi-family group in Cranston’s Riverstone within the southeast.

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Dina Kalenteva and Oleksandr Ostapchuk bought a two-bedroom Zen townhome in Riverstone, a group by Brookfield Residential, and think about themselves fortunate. The couple moved to Calgary from Mississauga, Ont., in late 2022 and after they arrived had a possibility to lease a fast possession unit in the neighborhood situated on the east facet of the Bow River.

“We rented for six months and cherished it. We questioned how a lot they had been promoting for, so we went to the gross sales centre and discovered how reasonably priced they had been. So, we purchased it,” says Kalenteva, who immigrated to Canada from Russia in 2016 and met Ostapchuk, who immigrated from Ukraine, in Ontario.

An artist’s rendering of Zen Livingston. Picture by Provided /Postmedia

South of Cranston is one other Zen group by Avalon and considered one of its final non-net zero developments. Zen Abrio options single-level and two-storey stacked townhomes, some with rooftop patios and garages. Seton, a Brookfield Residential group, was the place Avalon launched its first internet zero/internet zero prepared growth known as Sequel. The stacked townhome growth additionally bought out in a short time and was town’s first licensed internet zero group. Sequel was constructed as of a pilot program to validate net-zero know-how in multi-family development. The builder launched Calgary’s first net-zero internet zero house constructing in final 2022.

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Zen Livingston and Zen Greystone in Cochrane are Avalon’s newest internet zero/internet zero prepared townhome communities. The Livingston growth by Brookfield Residential in northeast Calgary options one- and two-bedroom single-level flats, plus two- and three-bedroom two-storey houses. In Greystone, a brand new group by Burnswest Properties within the coronary heart of Cochrane, northwest of Calgary, has three-bedroom 2.5 toilet two-storey townhomes with fenced backyards. All houses will likely be constructed to a excessive normal of vitality effectivity with options like drain water warmth restoration, a contemporary air system, double-coated triple-pane home windows, Power Star-rated home equipment, LED lighting and a closely insulated, air-tight constructing envelope. These options make a house internet zero prepared. The addition of renewable vitality techniques, like photo voltaic panels, will make every unit internet zero, which suggests it can produce as a lot vitality because it consumes.

Costs begin within the low $400,000s for Zen Livingston and within the low $500,000s for Zen Greystone. The extra price for net-zero prepared/net-zero options might be recovered within the financial savings in vitality prices when averaged out over a 12-month interval.

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Avalon president Chris Williams says the subsequent two Zen townhome communities on their radar will likely be in Mahogany within the southeast, a Hopewell Residential group, and in Crimson Ridge within the northwest, a brand new neighbourhood by Madlee Developments. These are communities which can be near facilities similar to future transit. They’re additionally walkable, which suggests they contribute to a extra carbon impartial future, in step with the builder’s mission.

“Folks need internet zero of their communities, together with our developer companions. The momentum is constructing and it’s thrilling that we’ve gotten so far,” Williams.


BUILDER: Avalon Grasp Builder.

COMMUNITIES: Livingston, in Calgary’s northeast, and Greystone of Cochrane.

DEVELOPERS: Brookfield Residential and Burnswest Properties.

PROJECT: Zen Livingston and Zen Greystone internet zero prepared/internet zero townhomes.

UNITS: One and two-bedroom flats, two and three-bedroom two-storey models.

PRICE: From the low $400,000s in Livingston, from the low $500,000s in Greystone.

INFORMATION: Go to avalonhomes.com for gross sales centre places and hours.

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