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Canadian Development Dockside Green Earns LEED Platinum

Several buildings at Dockside Green, an environmentally sensitive development in British Columbia, earned a Platinum LEED rating from the Canada Green Building Council.

Photo: Dockside Green
Several buildings in Dockside Green, an environmentally sensitive development in Victoria, British Columbia, have earned LEED Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council, achieving 63 points out of a possible 70.

The certification applies to the first phase of the development, which includes a total of 93 residential units and some commercial space. Green strategies used in the buildings include heat-recovery ventilation, high-performance glazing, and exterior shading. The development will also feature a biomass-gasification district heating system and onsite wastewater treatment.

As a sign of their commitment to green building, Vancity and Windmill West, the developers of the project, agreed to pay the City of Victoria a penalty if any individual building in the development did not achieve LEED Platinum. Dockside Green is also one of the pilot projects for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System (see


Vol. 16, No.6).

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Published August 28, 2008

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