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Looking to Build Your Green Dream Home?

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Looking to Build Your Green Dream Home?

Laurel Green

The City of Edmonton is committed to creating innovative and sustainable housing options for Edmontonians. The City is offering 102 lots for public sale inLaurel Green, a new southeast community. A variety of housing options including duplexes and single family homes will be built to high environmental standards.

“Laurel Green is a new, very livable community,” says City Councillor Amarjeet Sohi. “With access to shopping centres, a hospital, schools and the amazing new Meadows Rec Centre, Laurel provides the community feel with walkable amenities. It really is a family-focused community with plenty of green space and access to transit and is the ideal neighbourhood for homebuyers with a green focus.”

Like its predecessor, the award-winning neighbourhood Oxford, the City’s development in Laurel Green is a special neighbourhood because each and every one of the homes built on the City lots in this subdivision will be built to higher environmental standards. All homes built on the City lots must reach a minimum EnerGuide rating of 80 or higher, be Built Green gold certified, and be constructed solar ready for future installation of solar panels. The City is offering grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to everyone who wants to push the envelope with their home by exceeding an EnerGuide rating of 82.

“Average new homes built in the City meet an EnerGuide rating of between 65 and 72,” says Councillor Sohi. “This higher requirement will not only contribute to a greener Edmonton, but will also help homeowners see financial savings, on their heating and electricity.”

On June 3, 2015, interested homebuyers are encouraged to attend the public information session and trade show to learn more about the new community and requirements for the City’s lots. Following this meeting, all interested buyers must register online starting at 8am, June 3, 2015 until 4pm, June 10, 2015. A third party will randomly select 250 registrants in order, and the lot selection for 102 lots will take place on June 24, 2015.

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