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Dockside Green Phase 2 Tied As Highest Scoring LEED Building In The World!

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 25, 2011 @ 12:20 pm In Architecture,Green Building | No Comments

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Perkins + Will recently celebrated their 75th anniversary as a firm, and is well-known for their green projects. In fact, Dockside Green Phase Two is their 100th certified LEED project, and combines commercial, residential, live/work and light-industrial uses. The project focuses on a close connection with nature and the waterfront and features an abundant use of natural daylighting [1] in all of the homes. A green belt runs throughout the entire project and includes hanging gardens, an abundance of trees, a living wall [2] and water features.

Phase Two of the super green project included the construction of two, 10-story mixed-use residential towers and a row of townhomes. The project includes the use of 100% fresh air system with heat exchange [3], a four-pipe fan coil system, low E double-glazed windows [4], exterior blinds, Energy Star appliances, CFLs and LEDs, occupancy sensors and solar landscape lighting [5]. The developers of the project, Vancity [6] and Windmill West [7] had pledged that if the project fell short of their LEED Platinum goal, they would pay a one million dollar financial penalty. Guess they’re off the hook for this one.

+ Perkins + Will [8]

+ Dockside Green [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] natural daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/category/daylighting

[2] living wall: http://inhabitat.com/spains-largest-vertical-garden-cleans-air-inside-office-building/

[3] heat exchange: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/water-heat-exchanger/

[4] low E double-glazed windows: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/03/30/prefab-friday-flatpack-e-cube-house/

[5] solar landscape lighting: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/09/the-solar-powered-wombat-towers-house/

[6] Vancity: https://www.vancity.com/

[7] Windmill West: http://www.windmillwest.com/

[8] + Perkins + Will: http://www.perkinswill.com/

[9] + Dockside Green: http://docksidegreen.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

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