Project - Town House and Multi-Family Housing Complex

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Square Footage: 120,000 sq. ft.; 41 town house units, 124 condominium suites
Year Completed: September 2005
ICF system/materials used include: Arxx Building System

Interesting facts about this project:

- The Villas at Mt. Blanc is built on an old oil tank storage facility overlooking Halifax Harbor. It sat idle for 20 years while developers struggled to find an option acceptable to the neighboring community.

- An additional benefit to residents at The Villas is that they spend 20 to 25 percent less on their heating bill. Nova Scotia sells electricity during off-peak hours at a 30 to 50 percent discount. The in-floor radiant heat is powered by electric boilers set on timers to maximize savings. The heated, second-story concrete floors are supported by Hambro open-web joists, which allow savings throughout the units.