11 of Vancouver's Greenest Buildings

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With the goal of being the Greenest City by 2020, Vancouver’s doing a lot to get there—from bike lanes to compost. These buildings are other examples of the hard work happening in the city to make it more sustainable.

11 of Vancouver’s Greenest Buidings


11 Greenest Buildings in Vancouver

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With the goals of being the Greenest City by 2020, Vancouver’s doing a lot to get there. These buildings are examples of the hard work happening in the city to make it more sustainable.

  • BC Cancer Agency Research Centre

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    The BC Cancer Agency’s Research Centre is the 1st research facility in Canada to achieve a LEED Gold rating. This was through heat recovery, natural lighting, material conservation & waste management.

  • UBC’s Life Sciences Centre

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    This awesome green building had 80% of the construction waste recycled or recouped and was the largest LEED Gold certified building in BC during the time of its construction.

  • City of Vancouver National Works Yard

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    These two buildings are the first administration buildings in Canada to receive LEED Gold Certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

  • Cypress Lodge Coquitlam

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    Cypress Lodge is located on the Riverview Hospital grounds and was built to LEED standards to ensure the least impact on the surrounding environment.

  • White Rock Operations Building

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    This Building achieved a Gold LEED certification upon completion. 99% of the materials from the old building were recycled preventing almost half a million tonnes of waste from going to landfill.

  • Kwantlen Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design

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    Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is in the process of designing & constructing a 5-storey, LEED Gold building. This purpose-built facility will house the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design.

  • Telus Garden

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    Telus Garden is targeting LEED Platinum & Gold certification. The development will feature its own energy district utility plant that will recover heat from the existing TELUS building on site.

  • UBC’s Earth Sciences Building

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    Constructed to LEED Gold standards, the building uses over 1,300 tons of BC CLT. Each ton of dry wood products sequesters sufficient carbon to keep between 1.8 & 2.0 tons of CO2 from being formed.

  • Vancouver Convention Centre

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    This beautiful building was the first convention centre in the world to receive LEED platinum certification. Favourite part? The living roof.

  • Van Dusen Gardens Visitor Centre

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    This green building was built to LEED Platinum standards. It harvests rainwater to flush toilets, transfers heat into floors, naturally ventilates itself in summer, treats its own sewage & more.

  • UBC’s CIRS Building

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    The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest designation in green building performance from the LEED rating system + the 1st for UBC.

1. BC Cancer Agency Research Centre: 675 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
2. UBC Life Science Centre: 2329 W Mall, Vancouver
3. City of Vancouver National Works Yard: 701 National Ave, Vancouver
4. Cypress Lodge: 2739 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
5. White Rock Operations Building: 877 Keil St, White Rock
6. Kwantlen Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design: Richmond Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond
7. Telus Garden: 777 Richards St, Vancouver
8. UBC Earth Sciences Building: 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver
9. Vancouver Convention Centre: 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
10. Van Dusen Gardens Visitor Centre: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver
11.  UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability: 2260 West Mall, Vancouver

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