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Table of content
Expansion Considerations 4
Evaluation Framework 6
Main body 7
Lifecycle Stages 7
1. Planning Stage 7
2. Construction Stage 10
3. Operation Stage 11
LEED Requirements Fulfilled 14
1. Environmental Impacts 15
2. Financial Impacts 16
3. Social Impacts 17
Enlightenment from VCC 19
Limitations & Recommendations 20
Appendix1: LEED Criteria 25
Appendix 2: Meeting Minutes 28
Appendix 3: Table of workload division 35
Nowadays, the concept of green and sustainability has become part of the collective consciousness of the general public. In terms of the convention industry, green meetings and exhibitions have been increasingly valued by both the organizers and the attendees. Actually, known as the “throw away industry”, convention business could be inherently wasteful. Hence, there are lots of potential opportunities involved to reduce waste and implement green and efficient practices.
From the perspectives of venues, sustainable design is the fundamental premise for its success in achieving “Green”. Undoubtedly, Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC in short) is the pioneer in this field. Centrally located in the downtown area and surrounded by ocean and mountains, VCC serves as the icon of the entire city.
This centre is comprised of two uniquely designed buildings: Vancouver Convention Centre East and West, of which the later one - West building will be the main focus of this project. With its established in 2009, countless sustainable technologies and techniques are implemented in its design, making it world-wide renowned.
There are several considerations for VCC’s West Building expansion project. The primary drive is to meet the trend of “sustainability” as discussed above. Such sustainable development is...
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