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Solar power could transform tourism industry

Peter Diakonow, owner of the Waterfront Inn in Penticton in the South Okanagan, is greening his roofline with solar photovoltaic panels. To reduce energy bills, Peter Diakonow’s Waterfront Inn on Skaha Lake in Penticton is greening its roofline with 30 solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to produce electricity and 10 solar thermal collectors for domestic hot water and pool heating. “We have web-based readings of 44 kWh on every sunny day and it’s exciting to watch the system perform,” says Peter who is also happy with the economics. “The re-capitalization time for our solar hybrid system will be much sooner...

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Architecture adds value to masterplanned community No single word describes the architecture of Wilden homes. The design has a timeless yet innovative quality with Craftsman-style touches and an inviting alpine influence. Such visionary development did not happen by chance. Building guidelines for the 2,000-acre hillside community have been in place since day one. These guidelines are not intended to over-regulate builders and create cookie-cutter homes. Individuality is encouraged. The guidelines simply add a sense of harmony to the community and help protect homeowner investment. The largest master-planned community between Vancouver and Calgary, Wilden stretches along the shoreline of Okanagan...

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Predator Ridge Resort

Predator Ridge offers you a way of life most people only dream about, along with a truly unique ownership opportunity in the Okanagan real estate market. In the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Predator Ridge Resort exemplifies what a BC golf vacation is all about. Our special community is defined by some of the most beautiful geography in the Okanagan, and brought to life by invigorating activities and the great people who live here. Come for a vacation, and you may well decide to make Predator Ridge your home. Enjoy upscale casual dining at our range restaurant, recipient of...

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2013 Development Guide

A showcase of new and ongoing developments that epitomize the Okanagan Lifestyle. SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SECTION For opportunities to be in our Homes section, see...

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CEI Architecture

Good design ages well “Listen first.” That’s how CEI Architecture approaches every new project. The firm was established in 1996 and now has 80 staff at three locations in B.C., providing award-winning integrated architecture, planning and interior design services. Collaboration is at the heart of their process, helping build a strong understanding of every client’s objectives. Their approach to design blends innovation, aesthetics and functionality to create spaces that function well and feel great to be in. The firm’s Kelowna office has designed projects for a wide range of clients, including several wineries and homes throughout the Okanagan. Recent...

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