Luxury Sustainable Living
The use of renewable energy systems in Cypress Pointe North increases the appraised value of these homes whilst substantially reducing electricity bills and dependence on fossil fuels.
One of the most energy-efficient communities in the Caribbean is taking shape as NCB Group breaks ground on Cypress Pointe North.
This is a new residential community that is embracing the concept of luxury sustainable living.
Located in beautiful Crystal Harbour, Cypress Pointe North will deliver an innovative community of 38 residences – 10 luxury villas, 12 semi-detached homes, eight three-bedroom condominiums and eight one-bedroom condominiums.
Residents will have access to exceptional amenities including a clubhouse with a fully equipped gym, outdoor entertaining and grilling area, pool, hot tub, tennis court and marina.
The vision behind the project has come from many years of development experience within NCB Group and an internal goal to create a community that is not only sustainable and energy-efficient but also one that fosters a sense of community amongst neighbours.
“As a company, we continue to embrace building techniques and designs that enhance the performance of homes through energy efficient technologies. With well over 300 days of sunlight it would be remiss of us, as builders, to not take advantage of solar power,” says Matthew Wight, managing director of NCB Group.
“Based on the positive response and pre-construction sales we’ve received to date, it solidifies our belief that buyers are looking for homes that are well designed, energy efficient and sustainable, resulting in a substantial reduction in utility costs and a solid long-term investment.”
Cypress Pointe North was designed by Bancroft Design Group to seamlessly blend environmental sustainability with outstanding luxury.
Each residence will be generating its electricity through solar panels, and cooling the home with geothermal technology. Lighting throughout the homes will be LED and all appliances will be energy efficient. Interior temperatures will be controlled and maintained through the use of double glazed windows and ICF foam insulated concrete walls and solid concrete roofs.
These construction techniques and materials, when combined with state-of-the-art Hambro flooring and a building elevation of eight feet above sea level, create an unparalleled residence that provides homeowners with a sense of security.
In addition to every residence in Cypress Pointe North integrating a grid-tied solar energy system, solar will also be used to offset the common area maintenance fees reducing electrical expenses for the building’s exterior and street lighting as well as pool pump filtering and the clubhouse’s electrical usage.
“The use of renewable energy systems in Cypress Pointe North increases the appraised value of these homes whilst substantially reducing electricity bills and dependence on fossil fuels,” says Jim Knapp, owner of Endless Energy, the solar providers for the project.
“Not only will homeowners save money, but they help protect the environment by reducing their carbon footprint.”
NCB’s geothermal division – GeoCayman – is providing the geothermal cooling technology for the project. Relatively new to the Cayman Islands, these systems efficiently remove heat from the home via a closed water loop which circulates through the island’s cool and saturated ground.
This method of transferring heat requires 30 to 50 per cent less electricity than conventional systems and significantly decreases utility costs for homeowners.
Additionally, the life cycle of geothermal systems is three to four times longer than conventional AC systems and it provides hot water for residential use.
The construction of Cypress Pointe North offers a range of residential products for discerning and eco-minded buyers.
The first phase of construction will be completed by November 2014 and the entire development will be built over three to four years. The longevity of this construction schedule offers flexibility for homeowners and the ability for NCB Group to offer qualified workers a longer contract.
As a Caymanian-owned business, NCB strives to hire Caymanian employees whenever possible.
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