Green Shores to Launch Development Certification System in 2010
VANCOUVER – After several years of development and testing, the Green Shores program will be releasing a coastal development rating and certification system in 2010. The rating system is modelled after the highly successful Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDtm) Green Building rating system and encourages conservation and restoration of coastal landscapes.
“The rating system will increase the knowledge, demand, and market for green coastal design,” said Green Shores Coordinator, Patrick Walshe.
The rating tool was tested on four pilot projects over the last year, including the Southeast False Creek Olympic Village in Vancouver and the proposed Essencia development in Colwood, near Victoria. At the project planning stage the rating system can help the design team address the diversity of factors necessary to ensure the preservation of important ecological and recreational values of our shore environment.
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About the Green Shores Program
“The Green Shores project promotes more sustainable use of coastal ecosystems through planning and design that recognizes ecological features and functions. Green Shores promotes healthy coastal environments that provide both valuable habitat and goods and services of significant economic and social value to coastal communities,” states Patrick Walshe.
Posted January 2010