Category: Green living

Interested in becoming a POLYpeep*? We’re hiring!

November 5, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

  We are seeking Open House Associates: enthusiastic and passionate individuals who thrive on engaging with the public. Each Saturday and Sunday afternoon, we host an open house at Q Lofts, our beautiful LEED Platinum north end condo, and we will soon be opening the doors to Aria at Long Lake, our multi-building condo project […]

Outdoor Oasis

May 30, 2018 by Yuna Ahn

  That Extra ‘Room’ A small condo balcony or terrace can be transformed into an additional outdoor ‘room’ with some strategically placed plants, colourful accessories and a seating area for relaxing or enjoying a meal. First, take some time now to clean & repair your outdoor furniture. If you need something new, sale items are […]

Smoke-free building Halifax

May 17, 2018 by Yuna Ahn

  Not all condo buildings are created equal; nor are they all created smoke-free! Even though Nova Scotia implemented the Smoke-free Place Act in 2002 requiring all indoor workplaces and public places like schools, libraries, theatres, restaurants, bars, etc., to be smoke-free, most of the condo and rental buildings in Halifax took a bit longer […]

New immigrant, new experience in North end

April 11, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

  New life in the North end I am a newcomer to Halifax and currently living in the North end near the lovely Q Lofts building. What I did as soon as I got to Halifax last summer was to buy a used bike. I think summer is the best time to ride a bicycle because the weather […]

Green and Healthy. Indoor plants are not just decoration

March 2, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

  Q Lofts boasts an airtight building envelope. Because of that, having fresh air is a big deal. Exhaust fans in the two bathrooms in each suite continuously exhaust stale air to Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) on the roof which, in turn, pull in fresh air. In fact, a full exchange of air occurs approximately […]

What’s a Walk Score and why should you care?

February 15, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address. It awards points based on the distance to the closet amenity in a number of categories. The company was founded over 10 years ago with the belief that “walkability offers significant benefits to our health, the environment, our finances […]

Two great things: summer and a 0% interest promotion

July 5, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

Keep more money in your pocket. Save now by taking advantage of the interest-free, 90% financing on new suites at Q Lofts. 0% interest means qualified purchasers will save on interest charges and also avoid the cost of mortgage insurance in the short term. Long term, you’ll be saving cash by living in one of […]

A few more details – read the POLYCORP news release

June 9, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POLYCORP Receives Honourable Mention For Excellence in Green Building by Canada Green Building Council Halifax, Nova Scotia – June 9, 2017 – Local developer and builder, POLYCORP, received Honourable Mention for its north end Halifax condominium project, Q Lofts, in the category of Excellence in Green Building – New Construction at the […]

CaGBC honours Canada’s green building leaders at 2017 Leadership Awards

June 2, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

  The Canadian Green Building Council announced its award winners in a number of categories at its recent annual conference. We are delighted to announce that Q Lofts received honourable mention in the new category of Excellence in Green Building – New Construction. And we are in very good company. A second honourable mention was […]

Q Lofts: Small things make a huge difference for LEED Platinum status

February 21, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

An entry mat impacts LEED Platinum status? Really? Every aspect of Q Lofts’ design minimizes environmental impact. Building materials and techniques were chosen with a close eye to environmental impact on long-term durability. While many are familiar with the ‘big ticket’ items — ICF (insulated concrete form system exterior walls), triple-glazed windows, heat pumps and […]

December 0% Builder Finance Program

December 2, 2016 by Catheryn Hodgson

Q Lofts offers urban living without compromise. And purchasing at Q Lofts in December offers you an opportunity for interest-free, 90% financing on new Q suites. This promotion will give qualified purchasers an opportunity to save on interest and avoid the cost of mortgage insurance in the short term. By purchasing at Q Lofts, you’re […]

The coolest condo in town

August 11, 2016 by Catheryn Hodgson

  It’s one thing to talk about the in-floor radiant heating and cooling system at Q Lofts. It’s even better when we can show you. Using a thermal imaging camera, we took a picture of Angela, one of our open house associates, this past Sunday. She’s standing in the living room of the model suite. […]

The lowest condo fees in town. Here’s how it’s done…and why

April 7, 2016 by Catheryn Hodgson

  You may be diligent about your energy consumption but if your neighbour likes to keep the windows open in winter, yet crank the heat, you end up paying the price…literally. At least, that’s the case for a typical building. Q is definitely not typical. Condo fees can be the ‘big unknown’ for many who […]

Halifax’s North End is a Great Neighbourhood to Call Home

November 18, 2015 by Catheryn Hodgson

In the past ten years, the North End has undergone a dramatic transformation from being the less-salubrious part of town to Halifax’s most dynamic neighbourhood. Not sure what makes the North End so special? Here are five reasons why people want to live here, and why Polycorp was so excited to find the site they […]

December 0% Builder Finance Promotion

December 2, 2015 by Catheryn Hodgson

Qualified purchasers can take advantage of interest-free, 90% financing for new Q suites on the top floor of the building. With ceilings almost 16 feet high, all of our suites are two storeys in height – meaning our third floor (the top) is actually equivalent to storeys 5 and 6 in a typical building. This […]

Limited time financing promotion for Q Lofts

October 6, 2015 by Catheryn Hodgson

For a limited time, we are offering interest-free, 90% financing for qualified purchasers. Taking advantage of this promotion lets you save money on interest and avoid the cost of mortgage insurance. When you combine that with the long-term savings you’ll realize by living in a building with the lowest condo fees in Halifax, it means […]

Building a green Q Lofts: Meet Jordan MacDonald, LEED Consultant

March 27, 2015 by Catheryn Hodgson

  Very early on in the design phase, Jordan MacDonald, president of ThermalWise, a building performance consulting company, was brought in to help make Q Lofts the most energy efficient building possible. “Peter Polley and his team brought us in earlier than they needed to with this project, but they wanted to involve us and […]

Q offers the lowest condo fees in Halifax

February 27, 2015 by Catheryn Hodgson

  Using value engineering and lifecycle costing, we ensure that you — the condo owners — will reap the benefits and have the lowest condo fees in Halifax. Here’s how we achieve this for you: we use insulating concrete form (ICF) which results in well-insulated, foot-thick exterior walls (see photo) all doors and windows are […]

Beautiful Finishes and Impeccable Design in Every Q Loft

November 27, 2014 by Catheryn Hodgson

Before the Q Lofts project began, an old industrial building sat on the site at 5662 Roberts Street. It had once housed a print shop, and was later used as a storage facility by the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. “When we designed the building we wanted something that was leading edge architecturally, really funky, […]

Introducing the Q Lofts model suite

October 29, 2014 by Catheryn Hodgson

Last month we were excited to be able to show our first finished suite to eager owners who had already purchased one of our condos off plan, and several others who were contemplating buying one of our lofts. In the weeks leading up to the showing, we worked hard to get everything ‘just so’ to […]