Milton’s Bronte West is where sustainability is a way of life
Howland Green Homes recently introduced the first net positive residential condominium building in Canada – Milton’s Bronte West Condominiums. This development focuses on conservation, ultimately saving money for each homeowner. “We can reduce our consumption greatly and it’s relatively easy to accomplish,” says Dave de Sylva, president of Howland Green Homes. “We need to use much less energy, in general, and start using today’s energy, such as wind and solar, rather than carbon-based options.”
Dollars and sense
The end result of Howland Green’s commitment to sustainability, is that Milton’s Bronte West has some of the lowest condo fees in the country. Traditional condo fees are around .46 cents per square foot. Therefore, a 1,000-square-foot condo would cost an additional $460 per month for maintenance and the like. Here, sustainability equates with dramatically lower condo fees of only .14 cents per square foot, or $140 per month.
Along with advanced construction innovation, Milton’s Bronte West will be powered by the sun and geothermal energy. This net positive community is a consummate combination of ecology, economy and technological advancement. “The building will produce a negative carbon footprint on the global atmosphere,” says de Sylva.
Beautifully designed two- and three- bedroom suites, some with dens, range in size from 1,078 to 1,607 square feet. Open-concept floorplans feature luxury finishes throughout, and the latest in high efficiency appliances. Parking and lockers are also included in the purchase price.
In addition to all the environmental benefits, the community includes professionally landscaped grounds, and a floral garden, with a variety of areas to relax and reflect. The gazebo, barbecues and tables make hosting family events a pleasure. There’s also a playground for the grandchildren, and a fenced-in area for pets. Indoor amenities include a fully equipped fitness facility, a yoga studio, a party room and a games room.
Milton’s Bronte West Condominiums are located just across the street from the Milton District Hospital and minutes from downtown.
Making their mark
Howland Green Homes is committed to reducing their carbon footprint. Beyond Net Zero (BNZ), or net positive, homebuilding helps to produce more energy than is consumed. They design and construct buildings that use approximately 18 per cent of the normal amount of operating energy, when compared with other building techniques. Clean, renewable energy is used on, and off, site, resulting in a reduction of fossil fuel reliance.
Not only will homeowners save on condo fees at Milton’s Bronte West, but they will also save thousands of energy dollars, and leave a cleaner ecological footprint.
The Sales Centre is located at 420 Bronte Street South, Suite 114 in Milton. For more information call (289.851.0701) or visit the website.