Southeast False Creek, the City of Vancouver reclamation project judged the best overall at the Canadian Urban Institute 2009 Brownie Awards last month, is being designed to set a new urban sustainability standard in community development. The 80-acre site housing 16,000 people is expected to be one of North America’s first LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot programs targeting gold.

The development is being done in three phases, with the first phase the development of the 2010 Winter Olympic Athlete Village buildings. These structures will be seeking gold certification with a community centre seeking LEED platinum.

Read the full article by Jean Sorensen, “Vancouver industrial hub transformed into sustainable neighbourhood” at Daily Commercial News (Nov 27 2009)

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