Cape Breton Post
Erin Pottie ([email protected])
November 9, 2018
Cabot Shores new events and retreat building is now equipped with an array of solar panels installed by Appleseed Energy of Cape Breton.
ENGLISHTOWN, N.S. — Cabot Shores is expanding its offerings with the construction of a green energy based events and retreat centre.
This year, the Englishtown all-season accommodation and adventure business received a $160,000 repayable contribution from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
The money has been used to implement clean technology initiatives while also developing its current facilities.
Paul Weinberg, who owns IndianBrook Adventures Inc., along with his wife Barbara, said construction has already begun on an approximately 1,600 square-foot, multi-purpose centre.
The building will feature an upstairs conference room, along with a large outdoor patio.
“There are solar panels on the ground directly in front of this new building and then the new building will continue these panels up on its roof,” said Weinberg.
“You’ll see that there’s the same slope of the panels on the ground as the panels on the roof.”
Additional sources of energy efficiency will provide heat and hot water to the multi-purpose building and to nearby Mongolian yurts and cedar soaking tubs.