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Net Zero Homes Priced Under $400,000 Have Arrived in Edmonton

Mar 20 2017

EDMONTON, AB (March 20, 2017) – Landmark Homes is proud to introduce affordable net zero homes to the Edmonton new home market. Just over ten years ago, there was question of whether or not it would even be possible to build a net zero home in North America’s most northerly metropolis, let alone build one with a price tag in the range of an average single-family home. Fast-forward to 2017 and we can now comfortably use affordable and net zero home in the same sentence.

Landmark Homes’ latest net zero project in Edmonton’s southeast neighbourhood of Maple Crest will have a starting price of $399,737, which includes the lot, home, garage, net zero upgrades and GST. This price is very much in line with February’s median selling price of $391,000 for a single family home in Edmonton. It’s possible that this home will be one of; if not the most affordable single-family net zero homes in Canada. The show home, located at 2686 Maple Way NW, opened to the public on Saturday, March 18.

“For ten years we’ve been diligently working to drive down the cost of net zero energy homes,” says Reza Nasseri, CEO and founder of Landmark Homes. “Big things have small beginnings and the net zero homes we’re building in Maple Crest today will lay down the groundwork for the mass adoption of this type of housing in the coming years.”

“We saw an opportunity to rethink what’s possible and use forward-looking planning to create an ultra-energy efficient home that is attainable by the majority of single-family homebuyers in Edmonton,” says Mike Haupt, general manager of Landmark Homes’ single-family division. “The homes we’re designing today are highly replicable, affordable and scalable. We’ve reached a tipping point in the industry.”

A net zero home is designed to be more comfortable, more efficient, and healthier than a traditional home and offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Low annual operating costs – utility bills fall to an all-time low and stay low year round. Homeowners are even credited for the energy they export back to the grid.
  • Protection from future increases in energy prices
  • Exceptional comfort all year round – advanced construction methods and materials means even temperatures throughout the home
  • Excellent indoor air quality with a built-in filtered fresh air system
  • Tightly built and well insulated, a net zero home is quieter

Present to mark the ceremonial unveiling on March 17 was David Dodge, Chair of Energy Efficiency Alberta, Rod Loyola, MLA Edmonton-Ellerslie, and Mayor Don Iveson. Government representatives were joined at the podium by Nathan Stone, 2nd Vice President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

“Net-zero homes are a real game changer and the ultimate expression of energy efficiency,” says David Dodge, Chair of Energy Efficiency Alberta. “We know that Alberta builders are leaders in building super energy efficient homes in Canada and now Landmark Homes is proving they are affordable."

“Builders like Landmark are working hard to make Net Zero Homes affordable for all Canadians and CHBA applauds their commitment,” says Nathan Stone, 2nd Vice President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. “This is putting our industry at the leading edge internationally, in terms of new home quality, comfort, value and innovation.”

Landmark Homes is preparing to build net zero homes in Edmonton’s neighbourhoods of Graydon Hill and Keswick later this year.


Edmonton Will Soon Be Home to One of Canada’s Most Affordable Net Zero Energy Homes

Feb 09 2017

EDMONTON, AB (January 19, 2017) – Net zero energy homes, homes that produce as much energy as they consume on an annual basis, have typically been reserved for individuals with a deep commitment to sustainable living or those willing to invest a fair sum of money towards energy efficiency. Landmark Homes is changing that. With its latest project in Maple Crest, net zero energy homes will be offered to the masses, and Landmark’s eventual goal is to build all of their homes to net zero energy standards, with affordability being the target. Maple Crest, located in southeast Edmonton, will have net zero homes starting at $399,737, which includes the lot, home, garage, net zero upgrades and GST. This home will be one of, if not the most, affordable single-family net zero energy homes in Canada.

Landmark Homes constructed their first net zero energy home in 2012 in Calgary’s neighbourhood of Cranston and in the past four years has built an additional 20 net zero energy homes in Calgary and Edmonton. Their Maple Crest project will add an additional three homes to this total.

“Landmark has a long-standing commitment to building environmentally-friendly homes and communities and we are thrilled to be bringing affordable net zero homes to the Edmonton market,” says Mike Haupt, general manager of Landmark Homes’ laned home division. “We always have sustainable initiatives at the forefront of our mind and constantly aim to improve in this area. We take on the newest advancements in energy-efficient building practices whenever we can.”

The purpose-built net zero show home will serve to introduce the concept and educate the public about ultra-energy efficient housing. At 1230 square feet, the show home is a great starting point to enter the net zero market. The home will have a super insulated building envelope, enhanced mechanical systems and will generate energy from 35 solar panels.

These unique, environmentally-friendly and energy efficient homes are attainable to the average homeowner with no change to design aesthetics, lifestyle and comfort. They are specifically designed for suburban living while keeping a sustainable way of life top of mind. The homeowner can find value in net zero with the exceptional energy performance and ultimate in comfort.

This home, located at 2686 Maple Way NW, will be finished and available to public viewing in mid-March.


Landmark Group Announces $100,000 Donation to Canadian Red Cross for Alberta Fire Appeal.

Sep 14 2016

For Immediate Release

Landmark Group Announces $100,000 Donation to Canadian Red Cross for Alberta Fire Appeal.

EDMONTON (May 6, 2016) – Landmark Group of Companies announced it will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for emergency relief and recovery efforts to aid victims of the wildfires in Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo Region.
“We continue to send our thoughts and well wishes to those impacted by the fires,” said Reza Nasseri, founder and chief executive officer of Landmark Group of Companies. “We want to help with the humanitarian efforts to address the hardship and loss caused by this disaster. Being in the business of home building, we understand how important a home is to a family. It saddens me to see so many people forced out of their homes and the magnitude of loss in these communities.”
“We are proud to support the Red Cross in its efforts to assist those who have been affected in this difficult time,” he adds.
There will come a time to rebuild, and Landmark will continue to evaluate ways they can play a part in helping the men and women of Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo Region as they restore their communities.
Landmark established community support programs in 1996 to make significant and lasting contributions to charitable and community initiatives. Since its inception the program has contributed over $12 million to a variety of organizations, with a particular focus on post-secondary education, health care, affordable housing, the arts and programs and supports for First Nations and immigrants.
For more information on this release or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Tanya Rumak
Sustainability and Public Relations Manager
Landmark Group of Companies
P: (780) 702-8292
C: (780) 887-2189