The latest phase at Woodland Creek, on Callumwood Lane, is the first neighbourhood in Sooke to offer energy-saving, geothermal heating, cooling and hot water – technology that can reduce each home’s annual CO2 emissions by 2.5 to 5 tonnes (equivalent to the planting of one acre of trees per year).
Local TV station Shaw TV came out to a demonstration of the drilling and installation of the ground works for the geothermal program at Woodland Creek. View the video here. Shaw TV News Video of Geothermal Drilling at Woodland Creek
To complete the challenging ground drilling portion of the project, geothermal provider for the project, GeoTility called on Sonic Drilling Ltd. – a BC company whose president, Ray Roussy, pioneered the technology behind one of the world’s fastest kinds of drilling, sonic drilling.
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The systems that GeoTility are installing in the homes on Callumwood Lane are 30 to 60 per cent more cost efficient than other heating and cooling systems, environmentally friendly, comfortable, safe and quiet. Creating cleaner air, geothermal homes are proven to be better for personal health, particularly those with asthma and allergies. Each geothermal system, the ground loops and the heat exchanger, are individually owned by the home purchaser.
The Woodland Creek development is located in close proximity to schools, adventure opportunities such as hiking, kayaking, and fishing plus shopping and more. Future plans for the site include a small retail component and a residential park – complete with a pond and neighbourhood playground
About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek
Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated property development and land management company established in 1968. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson work closely with a talented team of local professionals and the District of Sooke in the creation of Woodland Creek and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties with lasting homeowner value.