Sandgate Condominiums

Located in the  southeast lakeside community of Mahogany in Calgary, Alberta, Sandgate is a new collection of condominium buildings by Hopewell Residential. A short walk to Mahogany’s West Beach,  residents can enjoy swimming, paddleboarding, and private fire pits in addition to community pathways and the residents-only Beach Club. Sandgate consists of four, four-storey condominium buildings with a single level of underground parking space. The exterior of the buildings features clad with stucco and cement siding panels, while the roof consists of asphalt shingles and a flat roofing system.

Williams Engineering (WE) provided the building envelope and energy modelling consulting engineering services for this project. A design development review was conducted by WE to provide written recommendations for additional building envelope and roofing system details and address any potential areas of concern. Building envelope, waterproofing and roofing quality assurance reviews were provided during construction, including preparing and distributing site reports to the project team. WE provided a whole-building energy model for Sandgate to demonstrate compliance with NECB and support the building permit application. A schematic-level reference model and proposed model were produced to compare the energy performance of the design and determine critical benchmarks. Project-specific guidance was provided by WE’s energy modellers for energy efficiency measures to be considered to meet energy targets and reduce the environmental impact of the residential buildings.

A future LRT station, an abundance of shops and services, and plenty of year-round outdoor activities make Sandgate an exciting opportunity for first-time home buyers and investors. Sandgate provides beautiful and attractive housing options to Calgarians with the added benefit of significantly reduced energy use and cost.