Climate change is a bigger problem today than it ever has been.
And while most people think about doing their part for the environment by recycling more and remembering to take their reusable bag to the grocery store, there’s another way to lower your carbon footprint — and that’s living in a home that is scientifically built to use less energy.
So it makes sense that one of the hottest housing trends of the moment is owning a “Passive House.” The European building standard includes triple-glazed windows, airtight closures, and super-smart ventilation systems to prevent energy escaping.
Think of a Passive House like a passive income — once you set it up you don’t have to do anything to reap the rewards. Except this way, you’re saving energy instead of cash. Not only will you be doing your part for the environment, but you’ll be saving money on energy costs too with an 80% reduction in overall heating costs.
In other words, the Passive House is the innovative carbon-conscious home of your dreams. And we have great news for you. You can now make your dream of contributing to a lower carbon footprint a reality by owning one of 52 homes in West Coquitlam’s brand new townhome development, Skagen.
Skagen townhomes are big, with three- and four-bedroom layouts ranging from 1,653 to 2,083 sq. ft. That’s large enough to fit two Yaletown sized apartments! You’ll find three-bedrooms from $929,900, four-bedrooms from $1,019,900, and you can earn 5% interest on your deposit (up to a maximum of $10,000, for a limited time only).
The new Coquitlam development takes a leaf out of European books, not only in its energy-saving design, but also its Scandinavian-inspired interiors.
Every master bedroom is large enough to comfortably fit a king-size bed and feature large walk-in closets and ensuites with his-and-hers vanities. Plus, there’s even a lower level flex space to store all your outdoor gear — or double as an office, party room, or extra playroom.
Another aspect of European influence that can be felt at Skagen is its sense of community — something the Danes call “hygge.” This translates in Danish to a fun, warm, happy togetherness that encourages interaction amongst families and neighbours.
Skagen has incorporated hygge into its plan with beautifully landscaped courtyards for family time spent strolling outside (away from traffic), a dedicated amenity building (the Common House), and a children’s outdoor playground and play area that provides a space for your little ones to meet new friends.
The European-inspired townhomes are located minutes away from Lougheed Town Centre, Burquitlam SkyTrain station, and the highway, keeping you connected to the city and right near the shops at The City of Lougheed shopping centre. And it wouldn’t be an environmentally friendly development without its close proximity to parks, cycling routes, and greenways, and its EV ready car charging stations.
By living in a “future-proofed” home like this, you’ll be taking the right steps today to ensure what you live in won’t have to be updated in 10 years to comply with new tech or innovations.
Ready to lower your carbon footprint — and live in a state-of-the-art new home that looks like something straight out of a Scandinavian furniture catalogue? Skagen is holding its grand opening on Saturday, March 7. There are only 52 homes available, so pre-register today!
When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: 1071c Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam