Nature and Connection
to the Land:


Nature and


Tsuut’ina believe the land provides the gifts needed to conserve all life, and that individuals can respect this by taking only as needed and honouring what has been taken.

The Taza design process, collaboratively shaped with principles from world class architecture, is influenced by this sacred connection to the natural world. Setting the standards and strategies for Taza. The resulting design guidelines take a proactive approach to sustainable, low impact development, incorporating eight categories for consideration. These include environment, social and governance (ESG) practices, the integration of emerging technologies that increase energy efficiency and comfort, and leading-edge urban planning and design for environmental protection. Efforts to preserve natural elements such as stormwater pathways and innate vegetation of the region reflects an alignment with Tsuut’ina values.

These environmental endeavours are further bolstered by a series of Tsuut’ina development laws and civic procedures parallel to those found in other major municipalities, reinforcing a high calibre of development and business operation. Taza is the culmination of planning and design for maximum adaptability to meet the environmental, social and economic needs of the future.

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As the confluence of the natural elements, particularly land and water, is fundamental to all aspects of life for the Tsuut’ina, this has resulted in opportunities to converse water, nature and material resources throughout design.

  • Holistic opportunities to protect and maintain natural environments
  • Development Authority is engaged throughout development
  • Low Impact Development (LID) techniques are used
  • Existing topographies and landforms are respected where feasible
  • Low carbon communities achieved by using the minimum amount of resources to conserve the land
  • Light pollution is reduced
  • Responsible waste management is practiced
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