“Some day people will look back on today and see this as a turning point,” says Jason Goodwill of Statesman Homes when referring to the latest in self-sustaining community features: Geothermal energy.  Geothermal has become a common term but what is it?

Geothermal captures the earth's energy and brings it to your home.

Goodwill explains that it is simply the process of using the heat and energy that is located below the surface of the earth.  In the case of Statesman’s The Landings of Cougar Ridge, that energy is 200 feet down.  Using state of the art technology and equipment, the energy is brought from the ground to the homes to heat, cool, and power in a clean and efficient manner.

Geothermal offers home owners in The Landings the opportunity to have their homes at their ideal temperature while saving money.  According to Goodwill, the same process that draws the heat into your home can be used to draw it out: clean and energy efficient heating and cooling, year round.  Geothermal is so efficient and precise that you can set your furnace and never think about it again. The system is 400 per cent more efficient than traditional HVac Systems.  No more need to turn down the heat while you’re out, forcing you to return to a cold house, because it is saves you money.

Not only do you save on heating and cooling costs, but the process of pumping the heat to the surface also generates electricity.  At The Landings, power to each home and the common areas is delivered for far less than in other similar communities. Water is also heated by the electricity produced from the geothermal extraction eliminating the need for outside electrical services. All of these things together have dramatically reduced the condo fees for The Landings.  Owners enjoy convenience, reliability and more money in their pocket.

Geothermal offers not only a way to increase savings, but to generate revenue.  The system generates more energy than can be used by The Landings.  Surplus energy is then sold back to Enmax to provide the 66 home owners with approximately $100,000 shared revenue each year.  The system comes equipped with a circuit board that acts much like the software used to track and buy or sell stocks.  It determines when there is an energy surplus at a good rate and then sells back to the grid.  If there is no surplus, the condo system holds the energy.  Owners are never at risk of running out.

Statesman continues to pair style with innovation.

But what of the equipment? While most people want to reduce their environmental footprint;  not everyone is willing to sacrifice the lifestyle they’ve come to enjoy.  The Landings demonstrate Statesman’s continued high standards and impeccable design.  The townhouses and villas offer stylish, luxury  living.  The equipment  for the geothermal system in each unit and in the community mechanical room is not that different from any other mechanical room.  Neither space, nor style has been sacrificed.

The cutting edge, sustainable nature of geothermal is creating houses today that will hold their value tomorrow.  As with all of Statesman’s developments, every last detail has been considered.  Very few of their condos can be acquired through resale as not many come available: owners build their dream homes with a builder who takes the time to understand the reality inside that dream.  Today the dream is sustainable, affordable, clean energy. 

Statesman’s community planners, designers and architects continue to out-do themselves.  The Landings has not only raised the bar for community features and home design but has set new standards in sustainable, forward-looking communities.  The Landings offer maintenance free luxury living in one of Southwest Calgary’s most desireable neighborhoods.  The Geothermal is the icing on the cake.  Goodwill’s summary of Geothermal: It results in low condo fees, clean energy, low costs, dividends – money in your pockets, it’s heat and power… it’s a win, win, win for everybody.”


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