Square Benny: Green Condo Development in NDG.

An Environmentally friendly construction.

Photo Source: McGill Immobilier

When we think about green, we imagine trees, open air, and nature. The words green development will make us envision a home community surrounded by gardens and trees, but we also think about eco-friendly housing: energy efficiency, recovered (recycled} construction materials, and all this we thought to be the way that our future homes will be built.

The Square Benny Condo Community was created by a private developer named McGill Development, the same who created the 777 Gosford, Orleans and M9 in Old Montreal.

Located in NDG, the Square Benny consist of two small buildings; 3 to 4 floor high, surrounded with, you guessed it, a lot of green spaces. Something that not many new condo projects are doing nowadays.

Unlike other mid-rise buildings, this project is made with a concrete structure, and with 8 inches of concrete slab in between each floor, the neighbours downstairs won’t hear you drop the spoon on the kitchen floor. Superb soundproofing.

Let’s talk about the heating and cooling system.

The first time I read the term “Hybrid Condos”, I thought: “What the heck? Another publicity stunt?”
Maybe some alien technology only available at this particular project. Then I heard: 55% of savings on your heating/cooling (energy) consumption. Now we’re talking…

The use of Geothermal System to cool and heat the condo units, promises an energy reduction from 55 to 60% if you’re using electric heating. Savings on my heating and cooling bills I can live with. Of course, if you’re heating with oil, then the savings are much more than that.

Back to the Hybrid Condo concept: The Geothermal system is used along with electrical baseboards for extra heating. Hence the term “Hybrid”. There, mystery solved.

We talked about the quality of construction, a heating system that saves money, an eco-friendly development and lots of green spaces. Also, there are 30 different condo layouts to choose from. Garage, anyone?

Something important to mention: All condos have an indoor garage space included in the price.
I don’t know about you, but I sure love NOT to shovel snow and defrost my car in the winter mornings. We all now that interior parking comes as an extra in most projects and they’re not exactly cheap either.

Delivery Date: Summer 2009.

Location: 4100 Benny (corner of Monkland). ?If you are familiar with NDG, you know by now what’s available around: Restaurants, Boutiques, and Cafes of the Monkland Village. Steps to Rue Sherbrooke and all its amenities. Access to highway, downtown takes 12 minutes to reach.

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 2pm – 7pm. Weekends: Noon – 5pm

Special Offers: “Free stainless steel appliances (value of $6,800) if you purchase between the 27,28 & 29 of December 2009”. See details here

Website: www.habiter.com

What’s coming up in the neighbourhood…
The NDG Sportcenter – PDF Link
NDG Library

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