Sustainability Innovation Program

Metro Vancouver's Sustainability Innovation Program consists of projects or initiatives undertaken by the Regional District, Liquid Waste or Water functions that contribute to the region's sustainability.

First initiated in 2015, projects are funded wholly or in part by the Sustainability Innovation reserve fund and undertaken by Metro Vancouver staff in coordination with project partners. Annually, Metro Vancouver staff submit applications for project funding, which are approved by the Board in February of each year.

To facilitate information sharing, this site describes the previously funded Sustainability Innovation Program projects including outcomes and lessons learned.

 

 

 

Air Aware: Air Quality and Citizen Sciencehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/Air Aware: Air Quality and Citizen ScienceAir Aware: Air Quality and Citizen Sciencehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Air_Aware.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Air_Aware.jpgGP0|#5c2df0dd-d9dc-4818-90ca-de26e8959e7d;L0|#05c2df0dd-d9dc-4818-90ca-de26e8959e7d|Human health;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c74;GP0|#c001b3ba-5610-46a9-8e4a-0854ead0c9d0;L0|#0c001b3ba-5610-46a9-8e4a-0854ead0c9d0|Stewardship & education;GP0|#69feeed0-010e-4291-a91a-3a3072b39a20;L0|#069feeed0-010e-4291-a91a-3a3072b39a20|Community involvement;GP0|#7c56c63e-3f5a-4cb3-b420-639f3d3510b8;L0|#07c56c63e-3f5a-4cb3-b420-639f3d3510b8|Technology0http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Air_Aware.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Air_Aware.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Air_Aware.jpg
Assessing Densification Impacts on Water Demandhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/Assessing Densification Impact on Water DemandAssessing Densification Impacts on Water Demandhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-AssessingDensificationImpactsonWaterDemand.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-AssessingDensificationImpactsonWaterDemand.jpgGP0|#661b7313-ff93-4723-acc7-795b4f870463;L0|#0661b7313-ff93-4723-acc7-795b4f870463|Water management;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c74;GP0|#0f956e0e-9cc1-410a-aaf5-a94af9f88928;L0|#00f956e0e-9cc1-410a-aaf5-a94af9f88928|Climate change adaptation;GP0|#1f2259f5-731a-41b1-bd29-6efdd26b8521;L0|#01f2259f5-731a-41b1-bd29-6efdd26b8521|Policies, regulation & law0http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-AssessingDensificationImpactsonWaterDemand.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-AssessingDensificationImpactsonWaterDemand.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-AssessingDensificationImpactsonWaterDemand.jpg
Barnston/Maple Ridge Pump Station Energy Recoveryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/Barnston/Maple Ridge Pump Station Energy RecoveryBarnston/Maple Ridge Pump Station Energy RecoveryGP0|#fe6df210-3407-4fb9-9875-ed9f7a8df78e;L0|#0fe6df210-3407-4fb9-9875-ed9f7a8df78e|Metro Vancouver;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3-122.667963749.222525http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/BMRPS_pumproom.png, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/BMRPS_pumproom.pngGP0|#661b7313-ff93-4723-acc7-795b4f870463;L0|#0661b7313-ff93-4723-acc7-795b4f870463|Water management;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c74;GP0|#3b782347-687c-46e4-bf78-1d7ac32bedcd;L0|#03b782347-687c-46e4-bf78-1d7ac32bedcd|Energy efficiency & planning;GP0|#e6f47b57-92f8-4e3b-8a30-3625595ad664;L0|#0e6f47b57-92f8-4e3b-8a30-3625595ad664|Alternative energy;GP0|#369944b5-9dcd-47cf-92cc-86cc7e6f7174;L0|#0369944b5-9dcd-47cf-92cc-86cc7e6f7174|Climate change mitigation;GP0|#9bfd81d7-076b-432a-9a80-34fbf56db956;L0|#09bfd81d7-076b-432a-9a80-34fbf56db956|Resource recovery0http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/BMRPS_pumproom.png, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/BMRPS_pumproom.png http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/BMRPS_pumproom.png
Capture of Wastewater Contaminants of Concern and Beneficial Use of Residualshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/Capture of Wastewater Contaminants of Concern and Beneficial Use of ResidualsCapture of Wastewater Contaminants of Concern and Beneficial Use of Residualshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Laboratory_Langley_WWTP.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Laboratory_Langley_WWTP.jpgGP0|#1449add1-02d7-434a-aa3b-975b5ed789fb;L0|#01449add1-02d7-434a-aa3b-975b5ed789fb|Liquid waste management;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c740http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Laboratory_Langley_WWTP.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Laboratory_Langley_WWTP.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Laboratory_Langley_WWTP.jpg
City of Langley Urban Agriculture Demonstrationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/City of Langley Urban Agriculture DemonstrationCity of Langley Urban Agriculture DemonstrationGP0|#29d4c7eb-f764-4074-8d51-5b572f96cdc9;L0|#029d4c7eb-f764-4074-8d51-5b572f96cdc9|Langley City;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3-122.667507349.0842651http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/UrbanAgDemo-2016-1.JPG, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/UrbanAgDemo-2016-1.JPG<div class="ExternalClassC9FA2403E7A9498584EC38415DF6E87A"><p>​​</p></div>GP0|#33c825c7-1d8e-4385-b5c5-58b34d5da815;L0|#033c825c7-1d8e-4385-b5c5-58b34d5da815|Urban design;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c74;GP0|#e968ab56-e2d9-409a-aac4-ce3ed43045c0;L0|#0e968ab56-e2d9-409a-aac4-ce3ed43045c0|Food security;GP0|#30a2dad3-32a6-4d1a-9a6a-18c6c47107a2;L0|#030a2dad3-32a6-4d1a-9a6a-18c6c47107a2|Ecological health;GP0|#e0b23826-ea19-4086-89c2-229dcffecaf3;L0|#0e0b23826-ea19-4086-89c2-229dcffecaf3|Parks & recreation;GP0|#89cf6bcf-0e5f-40d7-bc96-abeadf14403e;L0|#089cf6bcf-0e5f-40d7-bc96-abeadf14403e|Green infrastructure;GP0|#69feeed0-010e-4291-a91a-3a3072b39a20;L0|#069feeed0-010e-4291-a91a-3a3072b39a20|Community involvement0http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/UrbanAgDemo-2016-1.JPG, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/UrbanAgDemo-2016-1.JPG http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/UrbanAgDemo-2016-1.JPG
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation StrategyClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation StrategyGP0|#fe6df210-3407-4fb9-9875-ed9f7a8df78e;L0|#0fe6df210-3407-4fb9-9875-ed9f7a8df78e|Metro Vancouver;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Climate-Change-Impacts-and-Adaptation-Strategy-2015.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Climate-Change-Impacts-and-Adaptation-Strategy-2015.jpgGP0|#661b7313-ff93-4723-acc7-795b4f870463;L0|#0661b7313-ff93-4723-acc7-795b4f870463|Water management;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c74;GP0|#0f956e0e-9cc1-410a-aaf5-a94af9f88928;L0|#00f956e0e-9cc1-410a-aaf5-a94af9f88928|Climate change adaptation0http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Climate-Change-Impacts-and-Adaptation-Strategy-2015.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Climate-Change-Impacts-and-Adaptation-Strategy-2015.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/Climate-Change-Impacts-and-Adaptation-Strategy-2015.jpg
Earthquake Early Warning for Water Supplyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/Earthquake Early Warning for Water SupplyEarthquake Early Warning for Water Supplyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-EarthquakeEarlyWarningSystem.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-EarthquakeEarlyWarningSystem.jpgGP0|#661b7313-ff93-4723-acc7-795b4f870463;L0|#0661b7313-ff93-4723-acc7-795b4f870463|Water management;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c74;GP0|#0cf3b013-e81a-4c87-9422-3ec7de4f628a;L0|#00cf3b013-e81a-4c87-9422-3ec7de4f628a|Emergency management0http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-EarthquakeEarlyWarningSystem.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-EarthquakeEarlyWarningSystem.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/WS-EarthquakeEarlyWarningSystem.jpg
Exploring Innovative Access and Pricing Mechanisms for A Multipurpose Direct Current Fast Charger for Electric Vehicles at Metrotower III ('DCFC at MT3')http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/Exploring Innovative Access and Pricing Mechanisms for A Multipurpose Direct Current Fast Charger for Electric Vehicles at Metrotower IIIExploring Innovative Access and Pricing Mechanisms for A Multipurpose Direct Current Fast Charger for Electric Vehicles at Metrotower III ('DCFC at MT3')GP0|#b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf;L0|#0b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf|Burnaby;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3-123.002097449.227417http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/RD-DCFCatMT3-2017-Photo-1.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/RD-DCFCatMT3-2017-Photo-1.jpgGP0|#e6f47b57-92f8-4e3b-8a30-3625595ad664;L0|#0e6f47b57-92f8-4e3b-8a30-3625595ad664|Alternative energy;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c74;GP0|#3b782347-687c-46e4-bf78-1d7ac32bedcd;L0|#03b782347-687c-46e4-bf78-1d7ac32bedcd|Energy efficiency & planning;GP0|#7c56c63e-3f5a-4cb3-b420-639f3d3510b8;L0|#07c56c63e-3f5a-4cb3-b420-639f3d3510b8|Technology;GP0|#2f6eb64c-0236-48ed-9884-89a32149e6b4;L0|#02f6eb64c-0236-48ed-9884-89a32149e6b4|Transportation0http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/RD-DCFCatMT3-2017-Photo-1.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/RD-DCFCatMT3-2017-Photo-1.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/RD-DCFCatMT3-2017-Photo-1.jpg
Genomics Approach to Anaerobic Digestion Optimizationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/Genomics Approach to Anaerobic Digestion OptimizationGenomics Approach to Anaerobic Digestion OptimizationGP0|#3061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e;L0|#03061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e|Richmond;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3-123.149180549.1150762http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/LW-Genomics-Approach-to-Anaerobic-Digestion-Optimization-2017-In-Progress.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/LW-Genomics-Approach-to-Anaerobic-Digestion-Optimization-2017-In-Progress.jpgGP0|#1449add1-02d7-434a-aa3b-975b5ed789fb;L0|#01449add1-02d7-434a-aa3b-975b5ed789fb|Liquid waste management;GTSet|#2537b5dc-3c84-460c-9da3-cc49a52f6c74;GP0|#6dfeb481-3094-463d-8a90-c21edf9f15a3;L0|#06dfeb481-3094-463d-8a90-c21edf9f15a3|Waste management infrastructure;GP0|#3b782347-687c-46e4-bf78-1d7ac32bedcd;L0|#03b782347-687c-46e4-bf78-1d7ac32bedcd|Energy efficiency & planning;GP0|#7c56c63e-3f5a-4cb3-b420-639f3d3510b8;L0|#07c56c63e-3f5a-4cb3-b420-639f3d3510b8|Technology0http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/LW-Genomics-Approach-to-Anaerobic-Digestion-Optimization-2017-In-Progress.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/LW-Genomics-Approach-to-Anaerobic-Digestion-Optimization-2017-In-Progress.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality/sustainability-innovation-program/PublishingImages/LW-Genomics-Approach-to-Anaerobic-Digestion-Optimization-2017-In-Progress.jpg