CALGARY, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Town of Cochrane has recently
approved a unique pilot project in the Tamani Communities' development
of Riviera in Riversong, Cochrane, Alberta.
Two residential wind-powered turbines have been erected as a part of
Riviera's environmental initiative plan. "The small scale, vertical
axis, wind turbines are low impact, very quiet and look more like a
sculpture than a typical wind turbine, which is a good fit for Riviera.
We ordered them in black to match the street furniture in the
community," Cam Hart, Tamani's General Manager stated. This
forward-thinking technology uses distributed wind generation, a process
that requires the turbines to be installed in close proximity to the
amenities that require the energy. As a result, the virtually silent
wind turbines, are located in a community green space, near the local
playground so the surrounding LED streetlights are always safely in
operation. The turbines are a true testament to the community's
sustainability efforts - a point of pride for the homeowners.
This technology fits seamlessly into Riviera of Riversong, a development
that has an avid focus on sustainability, environmental stewardship and
green initiatives. According to Hart, "Riviera is a very special part
of the community, nestled between the Bow River on the north and a
large, forested, natural area on the south. Sustainability is a key
principle of this development."
The Town of Cochrane has adopted a Sustainability Plan, which sets out a
framework for achieving various environmental goals within the
municipality, including reducing the use of non-renewable resources and
promoting environmental stewardship, while balancing social and
Tamani has aligned themselves with the Town's sustainability principles
by building homes that require a minimum BUILTGREEN Gold standard.
BUILTGREEN homes are 3rd party certified, energy efficient and environmentally responsible
homes. A BUILTGREEN certification adds intrinsic value to a home
through the use of resource-efficient and environmentally friendly
construction practices and products.
"Tamani Communities is very excited to provide these significant
sustainable initiatives within the community and believe that the
natural setting of Riviera helps to further reinforce the importance of
this approach to developing communities." says Hart. With the community
boasting homes from award winning builders, single family homes by
Trico Homes and Jayman MasterBUILT, it is a must see for the
discerning, environmentally conscientious home buyer.
Image with caption: "Two wind power turbines in a new pilot project in Riviera of Riversong, Cochrane (CNW Group/Tamani Communities)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140320_C6381_PHOTO_EN_38209.jpg
SOURCE: Tamani Communities
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