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Dockside Green achieves LEEDv4 ND platinum certification

Project receives global recognition as new owner officially takes over

December 14, 2017, Coast Salish Territory/Victoria, B.C. – Dockside Green Ltd., a subsidiary of Vancity, and Bosa Development are announcing today that Dockside Green has been awarded platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making the project the first of its kind in Canada to receive the prestigious v4 Platinum designation.

Dockside Green was awarded the certification under the LEED-ND v4 (leadership in energy and environmental design – neighbourhood development) rating system for its new neighbourhood plan. The program recognizes projects that successfully protect and enhance the overall health of the natural environment, and the quality of life for residents and surrounding community.

“We set out to create a socially vibrant and environmentally sustainable neighbourhood,” says Dockside Green Ltd. president Norm Shearing. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done so far, and we’re really looking forward to watching this community grow under the leadership of Bosa Development.”

Bosa Development reached a deal to acquire Dockside Green earlier this year. The agreement to purchase the 15-acre mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria takes effect tomorrow.

“It’s an honour to be part of Victoria’s Dockside community,” says Ryan Bosa, president of Bosa Development. “It has been a model for sustainability and building innovation from the beginning, and we hope everyone shares our excitement about the future of Dockside Green.”

Dockside Green placed third globally among LEED v4 ND projects, receiving praise for a variety of design elements, including:

  • walkable streets
  • access to quality transit and bicycle facilities
  • parks and outdoor space
  • housing types and affordability
  • indoor and outdoor water use reduction
  • energy efficiency
  • certified green building and
  • local food production

CEO of the Canada Green Building Council Thomas Mueller says Dockside Green has been at the forefront of sustainability globally since its first LEED certification in 2009, adding “the next phase of this development proves their ongoing commitment to developing smarter, healthier and more environmentally responsible communities for British Columbians.”

For more information:

Vancity and Dockside Green
Brent Shearer | Vancity
T: 778-837-0394

Bosa Development
Renu Bakshi
Media Relations
T: 604-787-1873

About Dockside Green

Dockside Green is a mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia. The community sits on 15 acres of former industrial land that is being transformed into one of the most innovative green developments in North America. Once completed, it will include 26 buildings totaling 1.3 million square feet, and be home to about 2,500 people in three neighbourhoods.

About Bosa Development

Building on more than half a century of expertise and leadership, Bosa strives to exceed expectations with every home it builds and project it undertakes. The company is bold, forward-looking, and committed to acting with integrity. Bosa pursues urban design excellence, and is a smart-growth leader and long-term investor in the communities in which it builds. Bosa communities can be found in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Greater Seattle, and San Diego.

About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 523,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $25.6 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.