Three Sisters Mountain Village extends its green fingers
Located at the foot of the Canadian Rockies and surrounded by almost three million acres of protected wilderness, Three Sisters Mountain Village is extending its environmental schemes to preserve the local surroundings.
[USPRwire, Tue Sep 30 2008] Located at the foot of the Canadian Rockies and surrounded by almost three million acres of protected wilderness, Three Sisters Mountain Village is extending its environmental schemes to preserve the local surroundings.
Highlighting the environmental credentials of this four season alpine resort, the prestigious eco-homes review website whatgreenhome.com has awarded the development an ‘excellent standard’ kite mark.
Jeremy Tomalin-Reeves, Vice President - Marketing at Three Sisters Mountain Village, says, “As climate change becomes more of a concern for all countries around the world, environmental initiatives are essential for every development.
“Preserving our beautiful, natural location has been a major priority from the very start of development. We are constantly re-evaluating and re-assessing our practices to ensure that we enhance the natural environment and reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.
“A large part of this is creating more green space and land for wildlife and we have decided to reduce the overall density of the resort by more than half.”
Of the entire resort area, more than half is dedicated to green space with wildlife movement corridors created throughout.
To date, approximately 1,000 acres of Three Sisters Mountain Village have been established as wildlife corridors, to maintain passage for various species across the resort. These are free from disturbance or development and help the sustained protection of the region’s wildlife, which includes deer, mountain sheep, elk and bears.
With the help of environmental scientist Bruce Leeson and wildlife tracker Pat Kamenka, further wildlife corridors are being created and Three Sisters Mountain Village will make significant land donations to these.
To ensure neighbourhoods do not attract local wildlife, management programmes have been instigated to protect both residents and animals.
A Discovery Centre has just opened to enable residents and visitors the opportunity to learn more about Three Sisters Mountain Village’s environmental initiatives. Residents can also enjoy the expansive protected areas at the resort through hikes and wildlife walks with professional guides.
Properties available at Three Sisters Mountain Village, include apartments with prices from CAD $418,900 (approx. £217,975) for one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment to CAD $1,859,900 (approx. £968,000) for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment.
Townhouses are also available with prices from CAD $899,900 (approx. £451,800) for two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse to CAD $1,865,370 (approx. £970,900) for a four-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse.
The new resort masterplan is being launched at an exhibition at the Lanesborough Hotel in London on October 3rd and October 4th from 10am – 6pm. Interested people can visit to find out more about property for sale at Three Sisters Mountain Village.
For more information about Three Sisters Mountain Village, please contact Robson Barnes - Tel: +44 (0) 20 7801 2900 or Visit www.tsmv.ca
Three Sisters Mountain Village received the ‘excellent standard’ kitemark from whatgreenhome.com for initiatives to reduce environmental impact. These include:
Passive solar power has been implemented, thanks to proper orientation, massing, window location, shading, ventilation and shade structures
Electronically-controlled and programmable thermostats provide efficient heating
Recycling of non-organic matter is undertaken and landfill items sorted to be kept to a minimum.
Organic waste is composted and reused where possible
Rainwater run-off is harvested and used for irrigation.
Water-conserving toilets and flow-restricted taps are standard
Grey-water recycling systems are in place
Local and indigenous timbers, boulders and stone are used in buildings
Recycled materials, such as plastic-lumber decking, are used wherever possible and appropriate
A dedicated transportation ‘node’ minimises traffic through the resort
Retail areas are pedestrianised and there are walking, bicycle and cross-country ski trails