Olympic Village, located in the coveted Southeast False Creek area of Vancouver, has focused on being energy efficient and sustainable. The buildings have over 1,000 units (this is expected to grow to 5,000 by 2020), as well as retail shops, restaurants and green spaces made up of area parks. The buildings in the area are all LEED Gold, with reduction in water consumption via storm water management, green roofs as well as solar heating and other energy efficient features.
Part of the Southeast False Creek development features a 45,000 square feet waterfront community centre, Creekside Community Recreation Centre, a LEED Platinum building, the best designation you can get for green buildings in North America.
It’s also home to Habitat Island, a man-made island using the materials used in the Olympic Village build. The area is a home for lush greenery, small animals as well as being a haven for birds. To preserve the sanctity of the island, dogs and cyclists for forbidden to be on the island.
It’s an ideal mixed-use community aiming to provide an urban oasis in the middle of the city.
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