Community of the future

Drake Landing sets high bar for technology and sustainable design in Okotoks

Nestled on the eastern edge of Okotoks, the community of Drake Landing stands as a testament to what can be accomplished when innovation meets technology and sustainable master planning.

“The vision for Drake Landing has always been to provide a safe and sustainable community for people to raise a family in a scenic, small-town setting,” said Steven LePan, director of sales and marketing for Anthem United, the developer behind the community.

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Seeing red

Developing technology being used by Okotoks to reduce homes’ carbon footprint

As the holiday season approaches and homes light up like Santa’s workshop, energy costs will spiral to top of mind for budget-conscious homeowners.

“Certainly, energy efficiency is always on the radar, but even more so during this economy and at this time of year,” said Dawn Smith, sustainability co-ordinator for the Town of Okotoks.

The good news is hope is on the way for homeowners who want to manage their energy costs thanks to ongoing research at the University of Calgary.

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