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The Greening of Real Estate Financing

Environmental sustainability matters to British Columbians and all the players need to work together to identify and promote the hidden value of green buildings. Premier of British Columbia delivers keynote address at seminar organized by the Urban Development Institute.

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‘Green Value’ strategy for Vancouver Island launched at the ‘Creating Our Future Workshop’

The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia is pursuing a strategy to persuade local governments on Vancouver Island to adopt “green value” approaches to planning for and accommodating settlement growth. The Foundation uses the term “green value” as a generic reference to use and conservation of land and real estate that achieves social and economic goals while minimizing harmful effects on ecological assets.

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Nature’s Revenue Streams: turning ‘green’ into ‘gold’

Nature's Revenue Streams is a 3-year public-private pilot project, based in Saanich BC, that will link rainwater infrastructure to the restoration of stream and watershed function. The project will show how urban development can be used as an opportunity to improve watershed and stream health, build/restore aquatic habitat and reduce infrastructure costs for developers and the municipality while also addressing rainwater runoff.

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