Greening Private (new) Developments
From progressive creek protection bylaws, to the 2004 Official Community Plan, the District has had clear and strong policies for environmental protection and sustainability. For example, in June 2005, we became the first municipality to accept responsibility for protecting watercourses through our Environmental Development Permit areas and Guidelines for Riparian Areas.
In addition, we have been working alongside developers and property owners to create greener, higher performing new buildings and neighbourhoods:
|349 units mixed residential||Master Plan (PDF, 29 MB) requires developer to strive for LEEDTM Gold for all concrete buildings.|
|Taylor’s Lookout||2, 8-unit buildings on Garden Court||Site and building sustainability features (e.g. geo-exchange) are required.|
|445 – 13th St||4-unit townhome||Sustainable building design features and infrastructure works, as well as BuiltGreenTM Bronze certification, are required.|
|Rodgers Creek||736 units mixed residential||Developer required to create a Green Building Strategy, and committed to “exceed performance standards set by the BC Green Building Code”. |
|Baston Residence ||Single family home in Altamont||B.C.'s 1rst LEED for Homes Gold certified home.|
The District has also created its own West Vancouver Green Building Standard for District-owned properties that are up for sale. This standard includes requirements that go above and beyond the current green building code, on title as a condition of sale, in order to achieve higher performing homes.
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|Rainwater harvesting and passive solar building designs are two site and building sustainability conditions for Evelyn Drive.|| ||The Rodgers Creek development is an example of setting aside conservation areas and minimizing building footprint.|
What else are we doing to help existing buildings be more green?