Viewing Archive – September 2011

Woodland Creek earns top marks at annual CARE awards

A combination of online and offline ingenuity has won Woodland Creek, an Earth-friendly development project in Sooke, BC, a gold award at the 2011 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) event.

“Earning the gold award for Best Website by CARE, an association that recognizes homebuilding excellence on Vancouver Island, is a top honour,” said Blair Robertson, co-owner of Totangi Properties Ltd., the developer behind Woodland Creek. “This achievement is one we proudly share with our talented graphic designer and website creator, Rebecca Gerein of Anonymous Art.”

At the 2011 CARE Awards, Woodland Creek also took home the … read more

Cutting Energy Costs with Geothermal – over $1000 per year.

Last month readers of this blog learned about the ‘cool’ benefits of the geothermal (or geo-exchange) systems in new homes at Woodland Creek providing comfortable air conditioning and healthy air flow during the warm summer days.  Now that sweater weather has arrived on the west coast and cooler weather will follow, new homeowners on Callumwood Lane at Woodland Creek in Sooke, BC will begin to experience the significant energy and cost savings that a geothermal system delivers.

When compared to an equivalent home with electric baseboard heat and electric hot water, energy consumption of a ‘geo’ home during the cooler

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