Landmark Homes (Calgary) Inc.

Landmark Homes (Calgary) Inc.

September 12, 2012 09:00 ET

Landmark Homes Announces Completion of Initial Phase of Alberta's First Net Zero Community

Environmentally conscious home builder opens first high efficiency showhome at grand opening event

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2012) - Landmark Homes (Calgary) Inc., a member of Landmark Group of Builders is hosting a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of their first Net Zero showhome on Saturday, September 15 from noon to 5 p.m. in Cranston.

In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, Landmark is pleased to reveal the showhome as it marks the first completed home of Landmark's Net Zero energy, production-oriented suburban homes. Calgarians are invited to stop by 233 Cranarch Common SE for a tour of the energy efficient home and learn about sustainable benefits from knowledgeable Landmark staff.

In March 2012, Landmark began this sustainable journey by demonstrating the latest in "green" technology as the Net Zero house was assembled in just a few hours. Upon project completion, the initiative will see the construction of 27 sustainably built and extremely energy efficient move-up homes, making it the first community of its kind in Alberta.

The Landmark showhome is a full Net Zero home generating clean energy from its solar photo voltaic (PV) panels. The sustainable home produces as much energy as consumed on an annual basis. The showhome is estimated to produce over 14,000 kWh of electricity annually that will offset approximately seven tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

"We're thrilled to be the first home builder to not only embrace this sustainable building process with a goal of mainstreaming the concept, but see it through to completion," said Sam Attia, President, Landmark Homes (Calgary) Inc. "It started as an ambitious idea and we have now made our mark in sustainable home building history. It's an incredibly proud moment for our company."

All 27 homes will be capable of generating electricity through solar PV panels that may allow homeowners to produce as much electricity as they consume annually. All homes will achieve Built Green Platinum status, one of the highest recognized green building ratings.

These unique environmentally friendly and energy efficient homes are attainable to the average homeowner with no change to design aesthetics, lifestyle and comfort. They are specifically designed for suburban living while keeping a sustainable way of life top of mind. The homeowner can find value in the net zero upgrade with the significant reduction in overall utility costs and resultant greenhouse gas emissions.

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About Landmark Homes and the Landmark Group of Builders

Operating in the Calgary area since 1996, Landmark Homes (Calgary) Inc. is a member of the Landmark Group of Builders. Founded in 1977, the Landmark Group of Builders is a residential construction company serving the Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer regions. It is a multi-divisional organization that provides high quality housing solutions to all segments of the new home market. Its vision is to be a major North American housing solutions provider recognized for sustainability and for leading a revolution in the industrialization of housing construction.

In Calgary, Landmark Homes is a multiple SAM (Sales and Marketing) Award winner for home design. It has built more than 1,300 homes in the Calgary region since 2000. It is currently operating in six communities in the Calgary, Chestermere and Cochrane areas and has previously built in Airdrie, High River and Okotoks.

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