Tag: Environment

Travel time priorities: new BC poll shows people wary of density, want shopping, green space close by

There’s a wealth of information, insight and perspective in a new Real Estate Foundation of BC poll about urban design and the built environment, including the news that BC residents have the least tolerance for long commutes to… Read More

Lessons from the smoke: how sockeye have sounded the climate change alarm

Through the smoke and flame there’s bad news on many fronts today about British Columbia’s sockeye runs, our own province’s magnificent counterpart to the plains buffalo or the massive herds of the Serengeti. Not least of the threats:… Read More

Treekeepers, Green Building Cncl, Community Energy praise progress on Greenest City goals

Speakers from Treekeepers, the Green Building Council and the Community Energy Assoc. lined up at City Hall today to praise the city’s progress on its Greenest City goals. Highlights of the progress report delivered by deputy city manager… Read More

Fewer than 500 landlords could green city rental, commercial space with energy retrofits

Fewer than 500 Vancouver landlords and building owners, enough to meet comfortably in the 668-seat Playhouse Theatre, could hold the key to greening a large share of the city’s buildings. Energy retrofitting of existing buildings, which produce 55… Read More