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22 Sep, 2008 PO06_ExteriorDesignSuites2

Sketch shows preferred exterior design of secondary suites. / City of New Westminster.

22 Sep, 2008 B01_CompleteStreet_Community

BC’s explosive growth in transportation emissions appears to be slowing due to more complete, compact development in some high growth areas of the province. / Complete Street Image from NARP.

22 Sep, 2008 B01_vancouver_CyclistTraffic

Over the last decade, City of Vancouver has seen transit trips increase 20%, walking trips increase 44%, bike trips increase 180%, and vehicle trips drop 10%. Despite a population increase of 60,000, Vancouver’s emissions are close to 1990 levels.

22 Sep, 2008 B01_SaltspringIslandBus

Transit development in rural communities like Quesnel and Salt Spring Island can play an important role in GHG reduction.

22 Sep, 2008 B03_FloodVanderhoof2

Spring flooding in Vanderhoof.

22 Sep, 2008 B03_RailyardsTownhouse

Victoria’s Railyards townhouse development.

22 Sep, 2008 B03_FloodVanderhoof

Spring flooding in Vanderhoof.

22 Sep, 2008 B03_SmartCar

Local Government Fleet Car.

22 Sep, 2008 B03_WhiteRockBuilding

White Rock LEED Gold Operations Building.

22 Sep, 2008 PO13_PortCoquitlam_sustainability

A portion of Port Coquitlam's Development Checklist.  The evaluation is based on numerical weighted score. / City of Port Coquitlam.

22 Sep, 2008 B03_WhiteRockBuilding

White Rock LEED Gold Operations Building.

22 Sep, 2008 PO13_ integrated_sustainable_thinking

Integrated sustainable thinking about urban design: green infrastructure, movement, social infrastructure and cost. The intertwining and interrelationship of these objectives is captured well in Development Checklists.  / University of British Columbia, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments, 2005.

22 Sep, 2008 PO06_ExteriorDesignSuites

Sketch shows preferred exterior design of secondary suites. / City of New Westminster.

22 Sep, 2008 Diverse Zoning Strategies for Diverse Communities

Approaches that can be combined for infusing a Zoning Bylaw with climate action strategies include:

22 Sep, 2008 QS1_quickstarts

Medium and Large can be home to the biggest reductions in BC's emissions. / LiveSmart BC.

22 Sep, 2008 Climate Action Zoning

Zoning bylaws define how specific areas of land can be used. For example, land can be zoned for residential, commercial, industrial or recreational.  Zoning bylaws can also specify the nature of these uses in more detail (eg. multi-family residential, mixed residential) and regulate characteristics such as lot size, placement, density and height of structures.

22 Sep, 2008 PO06_ExteriorDesignSuites

Sketch shows preferred exterior design of secondary suites. / City of New Westminster.

22 Sep, 2008 PO06_TransportationDesign

Preferred design for pedestrian crossing of a driveway with low volume is to raise the driveway crossing up and over the pedestrian crossing, and texture the surface of the crossing.  This warns visu

22 Sep, 2008 PO06_SolarSketch

DP guidelines are an opportunity to strongly encourage energy efficiency in new development by mindfully designing landscaping and buildings to allow light to penetrate living spaces in winter, and protect spaces from hot sunlight in the summer. / Holland Barrs for District of Saanich, 2007.

22 Sep, 2008 G03_CorporateEmissionsCharts03

Corporate emissions charts.

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