Rize Alliance, developers behind the Wave towers in the downtown, have sent in a response to our earlier critique in April. I’ve included their full correspondence below.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on your blog post regarding the Rize Wave project and Surrey’s planned District Energy system (DE) for City Centre. In particular, I would like to address some inaccuracies within your blog post, dated April 16th, 2012 “Developer opts for marketing over sustainability”.
As the Rize Development Manager for the Wave project, I have been responsible for guiding this project through both design development and the approvals with the City of Surrey. Rize is very proud of this project, for both the new homes it will provide in Central Surrey and for the innovations in design and livability.
Vancouver developer Rize Alliance has refused to connect its proposed Wave Towers project in downtown Surrey to a new green energy system. The system, currently under construction by the City below the Library and City Hall, utilizes a geoexchange network …