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Brookfield Residential is
dedicated to being sensitive
to its environmental impact.
come on at night, we use the same amount of energy we created in
the day," Fryklind says. "Since we have long periods of darkness in
the winter months, this makes the mall a really inviting place in
pers a different mode of transport. The paths are an extension of an
existing pathway system outside of the shopping center.
Through its predecessor companies, Brookfield Residential has been
in operation for more than 60 years. The company started with a
primary focus on residential construction. In the 1990s, it expanded
into commercial land development.
Throughout the years, the company has developed a reputation
as a leading North American land developer and homebuilder. From
the development of award-winning master-planned communities
to the design and construction of premier homes and commercial
properties, Brookfield Residential prides itself on building communities and homes with unique features.
Brookfield Residential prides itself on understanding the need for
green construction and sustainability. The solar panel is just one
example of green initiatives in the Seton shopping center projects.
The Gateway project has been LEED certified and the North project is
in the process of attaining the certification as well.
"We're in the construction industry and we need to be sensitive
to our environmental impact," Fryklind says. The shopping mall
also features solar-powered electric car charging stations and
For example, the company has installed drought-tolerant landscaping within the development. Its trees and shrubs survive on
rainwater only. In addition, a certain amount of stormwater has been
directed into manmade depressions that allow it to dissipate naturally - as opposed to flowing into the sewer system. "Basically, the
city storm system has less stormwater to manage and it's a natural
way of getting water back into the ground," Fryklind says.
The shopping center also features bicycle paths that offer shop-
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