Canadian Development Dockside Green Earns LEED Platinum
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
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Published August 28, 2008