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Green building audio tours are audio guides to Vancouver’s green buildings. Each three-minute recording takes the listener on a virtual ‘tour’ of the building’s green design features, guided by the architect or member of the design team.
The Vancouver Green Building Audio Tours were created through a partnership between City of Vancouver Sustainability Office and the Open Green Building Society.
Keep your eyes peeled for audio tour signage around town.

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Green building audio tours are audio guides to Vancouver’s green buildings. Each three-minute recording takes the listener on a virtual ‘tour’ of the building’s green design features, guided by the architect or member of the design team.
The Vancouver Green Building Audio Tours were created through a partnership between City of Vancouver Sustainability Office and the Open Green Building Society.
Keep your eyes peeled for audio tour signage around town.

    UBC Renew Biological Sciences Complex

    UBC Renew Biological Sciences Complex

    The project consists of renovation and upgrades to two wings of the Biological Sciences complex at UBC Point Grey campus, resulting in increased functionality, improvements in energy and water efficiency and some landscape work replacing existing planting with adaptive species for improved stormwater managment. Renovation rather than demolition and building new was specifically chosen to reduce environmental impact.

    • 5 min
    Vancouver Olympic & Paralympic Centre at Hillcrest Park

    Vancouver Olympic & Paralympic Centre at Hillcrest Park

    The Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre will be the home of competition curling events during the 2010 Winter Games. After 2010, the venue will be converted to a community facility for the residents of Vancouver, housing a new community centre, ice rink, curling club, library, preschool, field house and offices, as well as an aquatic centre with indoor and outdoor pools. The entire complex is fully accessible.
    For more information: http://vancouver.ca/PARKS/info/2010Olympics/hillcrest.htm

    • 4 min
    Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility

    Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility

    The SEFC Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) is an environmentally-friendly community energy system that provides space heating and domestic hot water to all new buildings in Southeast False Creek. The NEU’s primary and renewable energy source is heat recovered from an adjacent sewer line. As a back-up energy source the system is augmented by high efficiency natural gas boilers.

    For more information: http://vancouver.ca/sustainability/building_neu.htm

    • 2 min
    Southeast False Creek Community Centre

    Southeast False Creek Community Centre

    During the 2010 Winter Games the building will be used as office space for the Olympic and Paralympic mayor, management staff and Four Host First Nations, and also host amenities for athletes. The building is located on the waterfront at Southeast False Creek, part of Vancouver’s Olympic/Paralympic Village. After the Games, the facility will become a two-level community centre, child-care facility, non-power boating centre and restaurant. The seawall skirts the north side of the building and provides easy access for cyclists and pedestrians.

    For more information: http://vancouver.ca/PARKS/info/2010Olympics/sefc.htm

    • 3 min
    Southeast False Creek & Olympic Village - 1

    Southeast False Creek & Olympic Village - 1

    Temporary home to 2,800 athletes during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the Village features 1,100 residential units and a wide range of commercial and recreational amenities. All buildings at the Olympic Village are designed to meet LEED Gold standards.

    For more information: http://vancouver.ca/sustainability/building_sefc.htm

    • 2 min
    Southeast False Creek & Olympic Village - 2

    Southeast False Creek & Olympic Village - 2

    Temporary home to 2,800 athletes during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the Village features 1,100 residential units and a wide range of commercial and recreational amenities. All buildings at the Olympic Village are designed to meet LEED Gold standards.

    For more information: http://vancouver.ca/sustainability/building_sefc.htm

    • 3 min

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