Gallery: LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Center has Canada’s Largest...

Even if you had doubts that the “greenest Olympic games” were merely marketing buzz words, you have to be impressed that the implementation of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center (VCECE) expansion has surpassed the extremely ambitious sustainable initiatives that we first reported to you two years ago. The world’s first LEED Platinum certified convention center also boasts the largest non-industrial green roof in North America.  During the XXI Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, the center will serve as the international broadcast and media hub. The expansion tripled the square footage and functional capacity of the old convention center, which was a necessity to house 7000 media guests who will be broadcasting live to millions of viewers across the globe.

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  1. sara ezzat May 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

    that is wonderful, but can i know the points of LEED which the building had achieved exactly . thanks

  2. Air conditioning Plano December 3, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Good espresso and a cold morning on the porch with the pet dog reading through some excellent copy, what more can you ask for?

  3. Abu Dhabi To Build Firs... November 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    […] is expected to achieve 4 pearls in Estidama’s Pearl Rating System, which is similar to the LEED system established by the USGBC. Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri, Director General of AWPR termed the […]

  4. ines p July 6, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Wow, we should be very proud to have built the world\\\’s first LEED Platinum certified convention center. It seems like the LEED certify is very popular and more and more people aretaking into consideration if a building is LEED certified when they are shopping for a home.

    Vancouver\\\’s Greenest Homes

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