Canadian community earns platinum certification
Image courtesy of Dockside Green
A mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia, recently earned a major environmental recognition.
Dockside Green received platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council to make the project the first of its kind in Canada to receive the prestigious v4 platinum designation, according to a release.
The community was awarded the certification under the LEED-ND v4 (leadership in energy and environmental design – neighborhood development) rating system for its new neighborhood plan. The program recognizes projects that successfully protect and enhance the overall health of the natural environment, and the quality of life for residents and surrounding community.
“We set out to create a socially vibrant and environmentally sustainable neighborhood,” Dockside Green President Norm Shearing said. Dockside Green placed third globally among LEED v4 ND projects, receiving praise for a variety of design elements, including:
- Walkable streets
- Access to quality transit and bicycle facilities
- Parks and outdoor space
- Housing types and affordability
- Indoor and outdoor water use reduction
- Energy efficiency
- Certified green building and
- Local food production.
Companies: U.S. Green Building Council