Victoria, British Columbia
Dockside Green is a model livable community and project for which the developer and design team have pursued the highest goals in energy efficiency and sustainable design.
PWL Partnership, in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, produced the competition-winning master plan for this innovative pedestrian-oriented mixed-use community. Closed-loop design strategies employed at Dockside Green include on-site wastewater treatment and reuse, a biomass plant and central heating system, an alternative transportation strategy, and carefully integrated greenspaces and wildlife habitat.
PWL helped realize the first two residential phases and the central greenway, with the first phase achieving world record-breaking LEED Platinum certification for New Construction in 2008. PWL helped overcome numerous design challenges in order to meet LEED requirements, to meet code requirements for rainwater management, and to design a significant demonstration freshwater ecosystem.