Drake Landing Solar Community: Okotoks

Energy Award

The DLSC project was conceived by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), a department of the Government of Canada. NRCan established partnerships with innovative, environmentally conscious companies that have longstanding, credible reputations within their industries.

Funding Partners

  • Program of Energy Research and Development, Government of Canada
  • Renewable energy programs and initiatives, Natural Resources Canada
  • Technology Early Action Measures, Government of Canada
  • Green Municipal Fund, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Climate Change Central
  • ATCO
  • Innovation Program, Government of Alberta
  • Sustainable Development Technology Canada
  • United Communities
  • Sterling Homes Ltd.
  • Alberta Environment, Government of Alberta

Project Participants

  • CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada – project leader
  • Leidos Canada – project coordinator and performance monitoring
  • United Communities – developer
  • Sterling Homes Ltd. – homebuilde
  • ATCO – utility operator
  • Town of Okotoks – project facilitator
  • Climate Change Division, Atlantic Region, Environment Canada – thermal storage design
  • IFTech International – thermal storage design
  • Enermodal Engineering Ltd. – solar and heating system design
  • Exova – design support and solar equipment testing
  • Thermal Energy System Specialists – computer modeling and simulation
  • EnerWorks Inc. – solar collector and solar domestic hot water system supplier
  • Nu-Air Ventilation Systems Inc. – air-handler unit supplier
  • Sunbow Consulting Ltd. – subdivision design
  • Hurst Construction Management Inc. – energy centre building and system construction