A new building in one of Vancouver’s greenest neighbourhoods is under construction.
The $10 million (AUD$9.9 million) building is being built in West Burnaby, just south of the city’s CBD.
It’s part of a larger $20 million ($14 million) project that aims to boost the greening of the neighbourhood.
The building is part of the larger $40 million (AU$38 million) Green Building Initiative.
“Green Building Initiative is about getting more green buildings built in Vancouver,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.
“The Green Building Project is about transforming the green building into a green energy facility, creating green jobs and creating a greener community.”
The project aims to improve access to green space and help residents and businesses in the neighbourhood to get the best of both worlds.
“We are making sure that people can walk to their neighbourhood,” said Mr Robertson.
The city’s plan calls for the building to be built on a mixed-use site, with green space, shops and public spaces.
“It’s a very strong green building and a very good addition to the Green Building initiative,” said the city.
Mr Robertson says he’s confident the project will help create more green space.
“I think it’s a really strong sign of the vibrancy of this city, that the Green building initiative is taking off,” he said.
“There are a lot of opportunities here and a lot more people are getting involved, it’s just a question of how we scale it.”