Partnerships

Our Partners in Innovation

SAIT’s Green Building Technology Team

CottageClub has been committed to providing sustainable building options since our community was founded, and we’re doing it again by partnering with SAIT’s Green Building Technology Team.

CottageClub and SAIT Green Building Technology have teamed up to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing cottages at CottageClub Ghost Lake. With every lot purchased from the developer, CottageClub will pay up to 10 hours of planning time with SAIT’s Green Building Technology Team.

SAIT is Providing CottageClub Owners with:

Affordable ways to achieve net zero energy construction and reduce utility bills
Innovative options for high performance building envelopes, mechanical systems, advanced energy monitoring and renewable energy.

SAIT’s Services Include:

  • Analyzing your cottage energy requirements (based on your proposed cottage design)
  • Planning your cottage orientation to maximize solar options
  • Analyzing your building envelope design to lower energy requirements
  • Identifying requirements needed for Alberta-Made Geothermal Heating/Cooling Systems
  • Providing information about Passive Solar Windows, Thermal Solar requirements, PV Solar requirements (so you can take advantage of free energy)
  • Providing information about eco-friendly material selections and operating options (so you can lower your carbon footprint).

Greywater Biofilter Initiative

The Developer, SAIT,  Bow River Basin Council (BRBC) and the Federal Government are teaming up on a “Greywater Biofilter Initiative” at CottageClub.  Under this R & D project we will be testing and proving how to safely use grey water  (shower, tub and laundry water) within the cottage property year round.    In general terms we will be building a contained bioswale filled with native vegetation that will accept grey water year round.
The lead Engineers on this project are:
Bernie Amell, BLA, CSLA!
Environmental Designer
 Co-Owner – Source2Source Inc.
Cory Albers, P. Eng., M. Sc.!
Hydraulic Systems Engineer
 Co-Owner – Source2Source Inc.

https://source2source.ca

Zero Carbon Cottage

A Partnership between the Owner of Lot 223,  CottageClub Developer, SAIT, & the Federal Government.
We are designing and building a “Zero Carbon Cottage” which is very healthy to live in at a price point similar to a regular stick-frame normal construction cottage.  The Federal Government will then evaluate and determine if additions to the Federal Building code are appropriate.    Upon completion this cottage will be open periodically to the public for educational tours.

Solar, Geothermal & Other Innovative Options

CottageClub has been committed to providing sustainable building options since our community was founded, and we’re doing it again by partnering with SAIT’s Green Building Technology Team.

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The CottageClub at Ghost Lake is located 35 minutes from Calgary and Canmore and 50 minutes from Banff, so homeowners can enjoy even more year-round recreational activities like hiking, rock climbing, skiing, fishing and many other great outdoor pastimes.