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LATEST NEWS

Phase 2 launch breaks sales records

August 11, 2012

Sixty-five per cent of the Cape on Bowen's Phase 1 has been sold, with only five estates remaining of the original 14. Phase 2 launched in May, with a record-breaking purchase price of $4.38 million for one estate. read more

A Value Comparison: Vancouver West vs The Cape on Bowen

Posted July 31, 2012

A "collaborative outcome-focused approach" is what the Urban Development Institute believes Brian Jackson brings to Vancouver's planning activities. read more

Take your pick: oceanfront or forest view?

Posted July 31, 2012

Imagine waking up each morning in your architect-designed home to views of the southern Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast. read more

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BUILDING A GREEN HOME

At The Cape On Bowen, we provide every opportunity to create a home that respects this pristine coastal landscape. From energy efficiency to awareness of sensitive habitats, from intelligent landscaping to the use of local materials, we offer owners a comprehensive plan for building an island estate that helps to protect the natural beauty of this coast.

> 10 Ways to Create a Sustainable Island Home

  1. Strive to use only locally sourced materials in the construction of your home.
  2. Install ENERGY STAR rated appliances, light fixtures, bulbs, and windows.
  3. Insulate your home with R-value (International Energy Conservation Codes) insulation materials.
  4. For all air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, ensure that they are HCFC and Halon free.
  5. Adopt a strict pesticide-free approach to landscaping and gardening.
  6. Use native species in all landscaping.
  7. Install high efficiency water components: toilets, dishwashers, showers, and washing machines.
  8. Use only low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint, sealants, and carpeting during construction and design.
  9. Recycle construction waste wherever possible.
  10. Pay close attention to the construction environmental monitoring plan (CEMP), to ensure that you are aware of silt fencing, erosion controls, sensitive tree removals, and wildlife habitats.

Learn about our sustainability plan >