How can we reach our 2020
Greenest City Targets?

GC 2020

How can we reach our 2020 Greenest City targets?

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  1. Require all properties to capture rainwater/manage rainwater runoff on-site

    In a city like ours, we should not be letting valuable rainwater sheet off the sidewalks and streets all winter, while we use drinking water to flush our toilets!

    While this ventures into the territory of the provincial building code, the City of Vancouver can show leadership in requiring all buildings to capture and manage rainwater run-off on-site (e.g. through rainwater cisterns, stormwater planters, rain gardens, bioswales, etc.). There are many policy precedents for this in Germany, and excellent examples of beautiful rainwater management in Portland.

    Reducing stormwater runoff will reduce incidents of sewage overflow (combined sewer overflow events) into…

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  2. Avoid 50-100 year mistakes.

    Ensure that long-term infrastructure, especially buildings, are sustainable from the very start.

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  3. Futureproof Green Buildings by adapting to projected climate conditions

    Green buildings that do not consider future climate conditions are not as energy efficient or as sustainable as they could be

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