This is an entirely green subdivision! All custom-built homes in this Dartmouth community are certified R-2000 and include natural gas hook-ups for heating, fireplace, range, barbeque and dryer. Why natural gas? A typical Nova Scotia residential customer has saved up to 43% over oil from January 1st through December 31st, 2012. In addition, it helps to reduce Nova Scotia’s carbon footprint (in Nova Scotia alone, natural gas helped reduce CO2 by 160,000 tonnes in 2012…the equivalent to removing over 30,000 vehicles from the highway!).
The subdivision also utilizes underground power from the road to the home, which is beneficial to the environment (no concerns with trimming trees or performing other landscaping duties) and provides minimal disruption to the ground during installation. The other benefits are that the lines are less subject to damage from severe weather conditions.
This “Green” subdivision incorporates environmental friendly products and features, including: low toxicity glues and adhesives, low emission paints and sealants, low E/Argon windows, insulated sheathing, insulated basement slab, low flow toilets and faucets, recycled attic insulation, TechReady structural wiring, etc. Home owners can also choose from such items as: waste water heat recovery systems, solar hot water, ICF wall construction, heat pumps, PET carpets (made from recycled pop bottles) and Trex decking.
Willow Ridge is centrally located near Dartmouth Crossing, Mic Mac Mall and only minutes from the bridge. This development includes over 120 residential home lots, which are quickly selling out. All homes are custom designed and built to meet each homeowner’s specific needs.