Vancouver Sustainability Agenda

Vancouver
City of Vancouver presentation to the Energy Technologies for Sustainable Buildings Workshop by Thomas Osdoba
CONTENT Related policies: Living First – Cityplan, Central Area Plan, Climate Change Action Plan, Energy Bylaw, Green Building Strategy, Southeast False Creek ODP, LEED Gold for Civic Buildings, GHG-Neutral District Energy System. Developing a Green Building Strategy for all commercial, institutional, mixed-use and high density residential buildings Green building priorities: energy efficiency, water management, green roofs, waste management, landscape design standards, construction site management Strategies: LEED dedicated path, Green building baseline with LEED parallel Sustainability Precinct Plan: Proposed to include Southeast False Creek, ODP including Olympic Athlete’s Village, North False Creek including Concord Cooper’s Lookout, Plaza of Nations, BCPED/Indy Park, False Creek Flats including proposed Providence Health Care site & Great Northern Way campus. Project attributes: – Above the ground – business networks conserve resources & save $, better air quality, increased awareness and understanding of value, replicability and expansion. – On the ground – innovations in land use & zoning, high performance buildings, smart systems for moving people & goods, adaptive use & reuse, leading edge design. – Below the ground – GHG neutral, integrated, economically viable, adaptable, incremental,
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