Recollective Consulting would like to congratulate Streamline Properties on the exceptional environmental performance, high quality construction and architectural distinctiveness of the The Brook Development, on track to achieve a LEED Platinum rating.
On what used to be a gas station site in Delbrook, North Vancouver, now stands The Brook, Canadaâ€™s greenest condo building.Â Since 2006, Vancouver based developer Streamline Properties Inc. has been constructing The Brook with one goal in mind, to create a sustainable building with a high quality of living while maintaining a fundamental respect for the surrounding natural environment.
Paul Warwick, Construction Manager for Streamline Properties, observes, â€œNot only does the building contain environmentally friendly products, finishes and the best in sustainable building technology, but the attention to detail is unlike any project I have been involved with in my 30 years of experience.â€Â
The Brookâ€™s green features include high efficiency geothermal technology to heat and cool the building, solar thermal technology which provides domestic hot water, and heat recovery ventilation units that constantly circulate fresh air throughout each unit.Â This reduces overall building energy requirements, and therefore costs, by over 67%.Â A water recycling system is used for toilets; clothes washing; landscape irrigation; parkade, window and bicycle / car washing, reducing the buildingâ€™s use of municipal water by 83%.Â
Streamline Properties Inc. president, Jeff Wiegel says â€œWe found many people locally were eager to contribute their knowledge and resources to be part of this achievement.Â British Columbia has some of the most knowledgeable green expertise in the world and thanks to these resources we were able to construct the greenest condo in the country.Â Itâ€™s obvious that sustainable developments can thrive here, our next challenge is to see how we can raise the bar in our upcoming Commercial Drive project, The Deville, at 1655 East 2ndAve.â€Â
The Brook is currently LEEDÂ® registered, and is on target to obtain a Platinum certification, the highest rating available.