Energy Efficient Rental Homes
Envisioned In the Heart of Royal Oak
Designed to a high standard of energy efficiency, 520 Normandy Road will provide attainable and sustainable homes while thoughtfully considering the surrounding ecosystem.
520 Normandy is designed to meet the highest level of the BC Energy Step Code—an innovative regulatory policy that is used to incentivize the level of energy efficiency in new construction that goes above and beyond the requirements of the BC Building Code.
While the lower steps of the code are intended to bridge current construction and design practices with those needed to achieve the highest steps, each step moves closer to Net Zero Ready Buildings being the province-wide standard by 2032.
Net Zero Ready is the classification assigned to buildings that comply with the Energy Code Step 4 requirements for Part 3 Wood Frame Residential Buildings.
Each Net Zero Ready home is so energy efficient that it can offset the energy it uses by generating renewable energy onsite from sources such as wind and solar energy.
Step 4 buildings also improve our residents’ health and comfort, because excellent ventilation and temperature management are critical components to constructing and achieving that standard of energy efficiency.
Step 4 buildings consume on average over 1,000 megawatt hours less than Step 3 buildings over the lifespan.
Our proposed development at 520 Normandy Road has been designed to achieve a high level of energy efficiency by building to Step 4 of the BC Energy Step Code.
520 Normandy represents an opportunity to raise awareness and showcase that we can build better for now and well into the future. By committing to build to Step Code 4 before it is required, we can also demonstrate capacity building opportunities for local trades, suppliers and consultants.
Aligned with the recently adopted Saanich Housing Strategy, 520 Normandy will add much needed purpose-built rental homes to the housing stock in the area.
Built in the established, amenity-rich neighbourhoods, urban infilll developments like 520 Normandy enable growth and strengthen the quality of life in the community. The project's also located in close proximity to many local amenities, like Royal Oak Shopping Centre and Saanich Commonwealth place, which creates ample opportunities for car-lite lifestyle.
The site is well served by public transit,with access to transit route numbers 6, 6a, 6b, 9, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39, 70, 72, 73 75, 83 all within 500m of the subject site—an approximate five-minute walk. These routes provide service to downtown, Sidney, Swartz Bay, Saanichton, UVic, Camosun College, and Langford Westhills Exchange.
The best transportation demand management strategy is the location efficiency provided by building denser housing forms in walkable/cyclable neighbourhoods with ample access to public transit such as Royal Oak.
We're committed to being good neighbours and having an open, honest dialogue within the communities we do our work. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable to share their ideas, hopes and aspirations for the community, and to ultimately see these values reflected in the end project.
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1839 Fairfield Road
Victoria, BC V8S 1G9
250 940 3568
As an integrated team of home builders, developers and urban planners, we’re deeply committed to increasing the quality of housing—and the quality of communities—throughout the Capital Region.
Approaching every project with intention and care, we aim to contribute to the built environment in a way that enhances your sense of space and your sense of place. It’s in this commitment that we strive to create a lasting impression on the cities, neighbourhoods and homes in which we build.
Browse some of our recent infill development projects to see our approach in action.