Q offers the lowest condo fees in Halifax

February 27, 2015
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.

Q Lofts ICF wall

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 triple glazed for enhanced thermal efficiency
  • we have sourced the most efficient heat pumps and ventilation fans on the market
  • our Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) not only recovers energy from heat, it enhances air quality
  • the roofing systems in place have an R value of 48
  • LED and/or CFL lighting in common areas and suites, with motion sensors in the underground parkade, to keep electrical costs reasonable
  • low-flow plumbing fixtures (including dual flush toilets which use a rainwater collection system) to reduce water costs and environmental impact
  • the best 3M moisture and vapour barrier ensures that water stays outside and does not infiltrate the building envelope
  • spray foam insulation is used to thoroughly seal the building envelope (see the application of the spray foam in this video)
  • we employ construction methods which mitigate, and even eliminate, the loss of heat through thermal bridging

These are just some of the many positive construction practices we are employing throughout Q Lofts. Because of these initiatives, the monthly condo fees at Q Lofts range from $224 – $247 for the interior units, and $290 – $300 for the larger corner units. This equates to an average cost of 23.5 cents per square foot, and we haven’t found a lower rate in the city thus far.

Catheryn Hodgson

Catheryn Hodgson

Catheryn is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Polycorp. When she’s not helping people choose the Q Loft which suits them best, she’s exploring Halifax, the province, many restaurants, and even more home stores.