These homes have been designed to incorporate many sustainable strategies and are targeting LEED (Gold) for Homes – Multifamily Mid-Rise green building standard. This green rating system was developed to measure the sustainability of midrise residential projects. It measures the overall sustainability performance of a building in eight categories (Innovation & Design, Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Energy, Water Efficiency, Materials & Resources, Indoor air quality and Awareness & Education.
Many of these sustainable features in this building are a passive response to energy conservation, thermal comfort and protection or restoration of a more natural environment. The following summarizes some of the site development environmental benefits:
* ‘heat island effect’ is where cities are often warmer in the summertime than the surrounding rural areas due to the amount of hard, heat absorbing surfaces. Green space helps to ‘cool’ the city back to a more natural temperature.
As part of the LEED (Gold) for Homes – Multifamily Mid-Rise green building system we address the water use. On average Canadians use 400 litres/day and we are one of the highest per capita uses of water. However we need to conserve our pristine Vancouver water as we experience summertime drought here in Vancouver. So to help you reduce your water footprint, and to ensure there is sufficient water in our watersheds each summer, we have incorporated technology, indoors and out which maximizes performance whilst reducing water consumption.
Your home has been designed to be energy efficient to help reduce your monthly bills and also reduce the environmental impact of fossil fuel use for energy.
We know you can spend considerable time in your home so we have designed a healthy indoor environment that you can enjoy: