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Sarina Homes soaks up the sun with winning project

November 20, 2015

Couple walking in front of a Sarina Homes development

Green Building Technologies (GBT) congratulates our industry partner Sarina Homes on receiving an honourable mention at the 2015 Mayor's Urban Design Awards.

Sarina incorporates sustainable technologies into its housing projects and is partnering with SAIT to explore the use of solar technologies.  Our collaborative applied research involves the design, installation and ongoing monitoring of photovoltaic systems on 16 Kensington townhomes. Resulting research will help Sarina determine if investing in solar technologies is viable for new homeowners."

The sustainable building takes focus, energy and creativity," explained Steve Norris, project manager for Sarina Homes. "It's great to receive outside recognition for the project, and for the GBT/ARIS groups — there are a lot of sustainable projects contributing to the Calgary community that deserve more exposure than they get."

GBT researchers are working with Sarina to monitor and evaluate four different solar systems. Comparisons are being made to determine which solar panel tilt, brand and micro-inverter system will be the best investment for Sarina customers over time. Homeowners are also able to track and observe their energy production and consumption through a web-based system.

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