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s2e Technologies

November 20, 2017 08:30 ET

s2e Technologies and Sifton Properties Win Smart Energy Communities Award

WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - November 20, 2017) - s2e Technologies and Sifton Properties Ltd. have been recognized with a prestigious 2017 Smart Energy Communities Award by Quest -- Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow -- honoring leadership and innovation in advancing Smart Energy Communities in Canada.

The 2017 Real Estate Sector award was presented to s2e and Sifton for West5, the first large-scale, privately developed sustainable smart community in the world. West5 sets a new standard for smart, sustainable communities, covering 70 master planned acres in London Ontario, Canada, with 2.5 million square feet of integrated mixed-use buildings that together provide all of their own energy needs. West5 focussed on repeatable examples of net-zero energy and has demonstrated that new communities can be designed and constructed to provide all their own energy needs affordably.

West5 sets an example that is relevant and informative to growing municipalities around the world. London, Ontario is a good archetypal example of a mid-sized growing municipality where energy pricing is low compared to the rest of North America and generally very low compared to most other regions of the world. Moreover, the weather is indeed harsh and typically Canadian for several months of the year. For numerous reasons, s2e is very excited about the impact this project is having through our global network.

Sustainability features of the West5 project include:

  • Exceptional energy efficiency
  • Solar panels
  • Solar streetlights
  • Solar parkades
  • Community gardens
  • Green roofs
  • EV charging stations

"We are thrilled to be honored by QUEST with this prestigious Smart Communities Award, and to have been selected for this award from a field of nominations coming in from across Canada," says Milfred Hammerbacher, CEO, s2e Technologies. "We believe we are building something truly revolutionary and exceptional with West5. It is terrific to have the broader community validate our mission and vision for community-level sustainability."

"The cost of many sustainable smart technologies has dramatically reduced in recent years, which makes the concept of a SMART Community now a very viable opportunity from both technical and economic perspectives," says Carlos Fernández, Co-Founder and President of s2e Technologies. "West5 demonstrates to the North American real estate development community that through proven technology, desirable sustainable communities can be built, and that they can deliver value at a lower life-cycle cost."

About s2e

s2e specializes in the creation and delivery of large scale sustainable solutions and smart communities providing positive environmental impact while making good business, and enhancing quality of life for our partners and stakeholders. Visit us on the web at, connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter.

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Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Patty Hargreaves
    Vice President, Smart Communities
    s2e Technologies
    Phone: 419-999-3228