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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 [5] in all of the homes. A green belt runs throughout the entire project and includes hanging gardens, an abundance of trees, a living wall [6] 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 [7], a four-pipe fan coil system, low E double-glazed windows [8], exterior blinds, Energy Star appliances, CFLs and LEDs, occupancy sensors and solar landscape lighting [9]. The developers of the project, Vancity [10] and Windmill West [11] 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 [12]

+ Dockside Green [13]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Dockside Green: http://inhabitat.com/dockside-green-synergy-aiacote/

[2] Synergy, Phase One of Dockside Green: http://inhabitat.com/british-columbia-dockside-green/

[3] Dockside Green Balance: http://docksidegreen.com/living/balance/balance-overview.html

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/dockside-green-phase-2-tied-as-highest-scoring-leed-building-in-the-world/dockside-balance-3/?extend=1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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