At Vesta, we continually seek out new ways to minimize our environmental impact. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do — now and for future generations.
Vibrant, healthy living includes easy access to nature. That’s why our master planned neighbourhoods always incorporate a broad range of green initiatives. Here are just four of our favourites.
Retention ponds disguised as eco swales that preserve and enhance natural habitats or riparian areas.
Innovative landscaping that uses indigenous, water-wise plantings and trees to conserve water.
Roads and sidewalks designed so rainwater percolates naturally into the ground without stressing municipal sewer systems.
Greenway trails and walking paths that meander throughout each community — our homeowners can literally step outside their front door and into nature.
THOUGHTFUL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING
We believe amenities that encourage community living are an important aspect of any truly sustainable development. When everything you need is close to home, people not only drive less but discover a more social, engaged lifestyle. Here are a few of the ways we do it.
- We build amenities like community and recreation centres, parks, and playgrounds right into the neighbourhoods we create.
- We incorporate greenway trails for walking, running and biking so it’s easier than ever to stay fit.
- We choose sites that are close to schools, shopping, recreation and transportation.
Visit our Neighbourhoods Now Selling page to learn more about the specific sustainability features in each Vesta neighbourhood and to find the perfect home for you.
EFFICIENT, MINDFUL BUILDING PRACTICES
- Every Vesta home is built with energy efficient products and eco-friendly design.
- Our “dig once” building practice reduces waste accumulation and air pollution from truck traffic.
- We use exclusively Energy Star appliances, Low-E windows and R20 wall insulation.
- Low flow showerheads, toilets and faucets that reduce water consumption are standard in every home.
- We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible, because landfills don’t need any more stuff in them.