Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

Oct. 10, 2017

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Convention Center

It has been nearly nine years since the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre opened its doors, and it is still making waves for its green building design.

The expansion wing of the facility has received a LEED platinum certification for existing buildings’ operation and maintenance. It adds to its 2010 new construction platinum certification, which is the highest level of the LEED green building rating system, reports Daily Hive.

The second platinum accolade is based on the facility’s waste management operation, energy efficiency, indoor water use reduction and facility maintenance and renovations.

With the new certification, the convention center is now among the first double LEED platinum convention center in the world, officials said

“When we opened our West building, we set out to be a global leader in sustainability to make a difference in our community and global industry,” said Ken Cretney, president and CEO of the BC Pavilion Corp., the provincial crown corporation that operates the convention center and BC Place Stadium, in a statement.

The convention center was built with a six-acre green roof, a restored marine habitat, a black water treatment plant that recycles grey and black water for toilet flushing and green roof irrigation, a seawater heating and cooling system, floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to pour in and local wood materials harvested in a sustainable manner.

The green roof also boasts four beehives home to thousands of bees that pollinate the green roof and provide honey for the in-house kitchen.

In 2025, the convention center will be the main venue for the International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous, which will attract 48,000 attendees from around the world, making it the largest single convention in the city’s history.

 


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