Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta will soon begin construction in the town of Carstairs, the first build in the area and in the Mountain View Chapter of the recently merged affiliate. To date, seven homes have been constructed in Mountain View in the towns of Cremona, Sundre, Didsbury and Olds.
Located on MacKenzie Way, the development will consist of a semi-detached home and is anticipated to be certified Platinum through the Built Green Canada Program, creating a huge benefit to Habitat families by reducing overall costs for utilities and water. Every dollar that can be saved on maintenance and utility costs can be better directed to the necessities of the families and their children. Habitat Southern Alberta will partner with Gold Seal Master Builder to construct the duplex with the assistance of volunteers. Construction is slated to begin in May 2012 and is anticipated to be completed by December 2012. Locally, Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta has served more than 130 families, building more than 130 homes. For more information, visit www.habitatsouthernab.ca.
Gold Seal has agreed to build these homes to Habitat standards of safe, decent and affordable. The money saved on keeping the interior finishings decent and affordable are in turn invested in building a high energy-efficient home. As part of Gold Seal’s commitment to safety in the construction of all their homes, we will be installing Fire Sprinkler Systems, a unique feature for a Habitat home.
Gold Seal is proud to carry on its Family tradition of community involvement that spans over 30 years in Carstairs. Our partners have already stepped up to help us make these homes more affordable. We would like to thank the efforts of the following groups in no particular order: