Metro Vancouver develops design guide for high-performance buildingsMetro Vancouver develops design guide for high-performance buildings<div class="ExternalClass78094204C299418892FC506C55375E9C"><p>​Metro Vancouver is developing a Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings Design Guide to help our organization continue to deliver high-performance, sustainable infrastructure and buildings.</p><p>The project, which will support the implementation of the <a href="/services/air-quality/AirQualityPublications/SustainableInfrastructureBuildingsPolicy.pdf#search=Sustainable%20Infrastructure%20and%20Buildings%20Design%20Guide" target="_blank"><em>Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings Policy</em></a><em> </em>approved last fall, is being funded by the Regional District Sustainability Innovation Fund, created by the Board in 2004 to provide financial support to Regional District projects that contribute to the region’s sustainability.</p><p>The Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings Design Guide will draw on the sustainability options in the Envision sustainable infrastructure framework and Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) green building certification system, and tailor them to align with Metro Vancouver’s priorities. Examples of buildings that align with this policy include the redevelopment of Heather Place, which is aiming to achieve LEED Gold certification, and the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, which has a goal of Envision Platinum certification.</p><p>The guide is also expected to complement member jurisdictions’ efforts to incorporate sustainability and rating systems into their own capital projects and provide direction on integrating these tools, along with the BC Energy Step Code, into infrastructure and building projects to reduce GHG emissions. </p><p>In 2020, the project will deliver a guide that comprises practical sustainability assessment tools that can be used by Metro Vancouver and, where applicable, member jurisdiction staff to deliver consistent performance standards for specific infrastructure and building projects.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-buildings.jpg2019-03-28T07:00:00ZGP0|#fa10f1b3-b2b5-4771-aabf-d0c9cee82ee2;L0|#0fa10f1b3-b2b5-4771-aabf-d0c9cee82ee2|Issue 51;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassE5FC580D2321457EBA5CF767148B0C53"><p>​Metro Vancouver is developing a Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings Design Guide to help our organization continue to deliver high-performance, sustainable infrastructure and buildings.</p></div>0