Olympic Village Named LEED Platinum Neighborhood

The Olympic Village in Vancouver's Southeast False Creek has earned a platinum rating in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system.

It is the second project to earn the platinum rating under LEED-ND.

"The distinction is awarded based on a myriad of factors, including proximity to the downtown core, mixed residential and commercial use, affordable housing, green and energy efficient buildings and habitat restoration.

Southeast False Creek also received points for building the Neighbourhood Energy Utility, the city's first renewable heating system. It also scored high for the net zero building, a structure that produces as much energy as it consumes."

Full Story: Olympic Village hailed world's greenest neighbourhood

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