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Energy-efficient homes save cash and Mother Earth.

Breathe easier with bills each month with your choice of a new home in Greystone of Cochrane.
New Homes live in harmony with your wallet and the environment

Homebuyers looking for responsible ways to live in harmony with Mother Nature can look to a lineup of “Net Zero” homes that create the same amount of energy that they use, benefitting the envinonment and providing a long list of perks for themselves, says one of Canada’s leading homebuilders specializing in sustainable new properties.

Avalon Master Builder leads the industry in its pursuit to reduce emissions from homes, including in its new batch of models coming in 2023 to Greystone of Cochrane.

Sustainable homes boost indoor comfort and utility savings

“People are interested in a sustainable home – but it comes with a financial win. There’s savings and a durability factor in the construction of Net Zero,” said Ryan Scott, CEO of Avalon Master Builder. “And it’s a more comfortable home with predictable operating costs, better insulation, better air-tightness from outside moisture with controlled indoor air quality.”

Avalon is one among six builders in the first phase of Greystone. Their family-sized “street towns” for purchase will be “Net Zero Ready,” meaning they are constructed with a system that includes everything but the solar panels that owners can choose to add later.

No condo fees in Avalon-built townhomes in Greystone of Cochrane

Townhomes will be autonomously owned by the purchaser without condo fees. Each will feature a value-packed three-bedroom layout, a garage, an extra parking space, and a pet-friendly fenced yard priced in the $400,000 range including GST.

Space to store outdoor gear and motorsports

Scott’s team researched the most in-demand features in Cochrane and learned most residents are passionate about outdoor activities but lacked the space for their gear.

“Kayaking, rafting, flyfishing, motorsports – it all takes up a lot of room and the Cochrane buyers were asking for a place to park and store toys,” said Scott.

Brand new rental apartments fill supply shortage

Avalon will also construct brand-new apartments for rent in Greystone – filling a supply shortage in Cochrane, and ranging from one- to three bedrooms to fit a variety of family types. Rentals will carry a full Net Zero designation, with the project completely outfitted with solar panels from day one, allowing residents to live on friendlier terms with the environment, producing fewer carbon emissions, and assuring predictable utility costs for renters. Future-proofing the properties from rising energy prices allows the builder to promote affordability and ongoing responsibility to the environment.

“We are focusing on sustainability, and we’ve put 20 years of research into how to build a better home. And we’ve put a lot of money where our mouth is to fulfill a mission,” Scott added.

Meanwhile, homes with solar panels are not the only earth-friendly offering that homebuyers will discover in the neighbourhood said Scott.

Reclaimed land replaces gravel with green areas, shade and trees

The repurposing of the land by General Development Services earned industry accolades for responsible environmental stewardship because it converted the site from its former use as a gravel pit. The land was reclaimed and restored to a residential designation after the gravel pit closed in 2019, following nearly 70 years of operation. Building in a Greystone was a no-brainer for Avalon, said Scott. He knew the unmatched location in downtown Cochrane, and proximity to Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre would draw a broad range of active families and singles. The $48-Million rec centre on Greystone’s border on Griffin Rd E, across the Jack Tennent Memorial Bridge that spans the Bow River, is a world-class facility serving locals.

Greystone will also give residents easy access to the natural area and river pathways which will connect to “The Trail”, a cyclists’ path underway to link Cochrane to Calgary along Treaty Seven Territory, and from Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park to the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway Trail in Calgary.

The 240-acre site where gravel trucks once worked will be transformed with new life – including new homes, landscaping with new trees and pathways and parks.

The design of the community provides a balance of “Live, Work, and Play” opportunities for residents – meaning the variety of homes, shopping, low-rise commercial office space and amenities for leisure in a walkable radius encourages healthful calorie burning versus fossil fuel emissions from driving.

“Greystone is probably one of the coolest communities within Cochrane. It's truly unique as an infill community downtown near all the amenities, with the best location beside the river and the rec centre. You can walk to a lot of activities from your door – from a golf course to trails to shopping. It’s a beautiful location you can’t replace. You simply can’t find more land like this, and can’t find a better location,” said Scott.


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