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4 reasons to live at Penticton's sustainable rental community, Skaha Shores

Skaha Shores is a new rental community with 180 units across two buildings placed 100-meters from Skaha Lake in Penticton, BC.

With model suites now open (as of Feb. 16, 2021) and the first building on pace to be ready for May 1st, the BC-based property manager, Highstreet Ventures, has shared four very exciting reasons why you'll want to apply to live at Penticton's newest sustainable rental community.

1. Net-zero energy ready

These days, it seems like every builder is making the move to become "energy-efficient," but Highstreet decided to go above and beyond by making an environmental promise and creating the first net-zero energy ready pet-friendly multifamily rental building in Penticton, BC.

If you're unfamiliar with the term 'net-zero energy ready' and technical building codes, you might be wondering how this benefits you? Well, for one, you'll save money on utility bills, which is great for your HE in-suite laundry and Energy Star stainless steel kitchen appliances, but in the long run, this minimizes your impact on our environment.

<who>Photo Credit: Highstreet Ventures</who>

As with all of Highstreet's new communities, they will not build with carbon for energy, instead, there is an onsite renewable energy system that makes this rental community a net-zero energy ready building. All of their newer buildings are Built Green and feature solar panels, Energy Star stainless steel appliances, high-efficiency mechanical systems, and exterior LED lighting with photocell.

Skaha Shores was designed and built to Step Code 4, a level of performance such that it could, with the addition of solar panels or other renewable energy technologies, achieve net-zero energy performance.

<who>Photo Credit: BC Energy Step Code</who>

The Step Code establishes a series of measurable energy-efficiency requirements that builders must meet in communities that adopt it. The BC Energy Step Code groups these performance requirements into a series of “steps” of increasing energy efficiency.

Reason number one to consider living at Skaha Shores is that your community is focused and designed to be forward-thinking and has proven this by building you a sustainable community to call home.

2. Consistent excellence

With Highstreet's impeccable focus on building and maintaining sustainable developments, you'll quickly see that this level of consistent excellence is a common theme seen everywhere from the secure underground parking with bike locks to the cleanliness of the elevator and stairwell.

The communities developed, built and operated by Highstreet are consistent and inviting. Many of the communities feature a community garden, fitness centre, bookable community lounge, and dog run. With that, every location has HE in-suite laundry, covered balconies, and is pet-friendly.

<who>Photo Credit: Highstreet Ventures</who>

Reason number two is that you can trust Highstreet's ability to consistently deliver excellence. If you're ready to enhance your life and find a place within a growing community of like-minded individuals, then Skaha Shores could be your next home.

3. Join a community

Skaha Shores will be home to 180 one- and two-bedroom pet-friendly suites across two buildings, situated 100-meters from Skaha Lake. This means whatever you enjoy doing, you'll be able to find a friend to join you.

Highstreet has nurtured an environment within their rental communities where people are supportive, kind and inviting to one another. They work just as hard to build connections in these communities as they focus on sustainable developments.

And why? It's because Highstreet knows that it's not about where you live, it's about who you live with.

<who>Photo Credit: Highstreet Ventures</who>

Reason number three to live at Skaha Shores is that these are communities where people want to live.

Skaha Shores will follow the lead of existing successful communities, they intend to lead in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability while fostering a community where neighbours get to know each other.

4. Pet-friendly with plenty of amenities

After shopping Penticton's glorious farmers' and crafters' market, you walk home to Skaha Shores. Approaching the front door, you use your Key FOB to pass the secured entry and then enter your home. Inside, you place your fresh vegetables on the quartz countertop and open the triple pane window to let the cool breeze off Skaha Lake enter your energy-efficient space. Looking out beyond your space you'll think to yourself that you're glad you inquired when you did. Apply Now.

Here are some of the added benefits that Skaha Shores offers:

  • Pet-friendly suites (two pets under 35 lbs)
  • In-suite high-efficiency laundry
  • Energy Star stainless steel appliances
  • Storage with underground parking
  • Fitness centre
  • Community Lounge with a rooftop patio
  • Close to Skaha Lake (100 meters from the beach)
  • Dog run
  • Built Green
  • Net-zero energy ready
  • Smoke-free
  • Multiple floorplans and pricing options

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Highstreet Ventures is a Kelowna, BC-based property manager who is dedicated to our people, sustainability, and community connections. We have communities across BC and Alberta.

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