MintoUpperwest Eco-friendly construction isn’t a new concept, but Minto is leading the pack with its progressive design and energy-saving efforts at Minto UpperWest. Seeing as the builders have been honoured with several Ontario Green Builder of the Year Awards in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, it’s no surprise that the developer worked so hard to ensure that one of its new Ottawa developments holds up its high standards.

For starters, Minto’s LEED certification means that buyers can rest assured that every inch of UpperWest has been thoughtfully designed with the environment in mind. The builders have chosen every detail meticulously to ensure that the building fosters a healthy, forward-thinking community.

One of their major efforts is water and energy conservation. Not only will residents save money with reduced utility bills, but they’ll be working towards a brighter future for generations to come by reducing their footprint.

Some of the green features at UpperWest include low-VOC Minto white latex paint throughout, Energy Star washers, ultra high-efficiency three-litre toilets, Energy Star appliances in the kitchen and “all-off” switches in each suite to control and power off all lights.

While the building’s design optimizes the health of the environment, Minto hasn’t forgotten to take your health into account. The selection of natural interior materials and finishes works towards promoting superior air quality and a wellness-oriented space.

Plus, the building’s location at 485 Richmond Road fosters an active, outdoorsy lifestyle. The surrounding parks and trails like Lion’s Valley Park, Sixteen Mile Creek Trail and Oxford Park provide residents with a high quality of life and plenty of opportunities to exercise in nature.

Prices for the 191-unit development start at $270,900 and suite sizes range from 532 to 2,188 square feet.

To find out more about Minto UpperWest, visit or call 613 788 2786.

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