2013 VICTORIA REAL ESTATE BOARD GREEN AWARD
Uptown Shopping Centre is an 875,000 sq. ft. world-class, mixed-use, sustainable urban development, situated on an 18 acre brown field site. It’s a high-density development that sets a new standard for environmental responsibility and sustainability for a project of its size. The tenant mix includes retail, restaurants, daycare, class A office, spas, and medical facilities. Uptown’s strategic location makes it a natural hub for the Capital Regional District including extensive bus service, bus links, as well as interurban pedestrian and bicycle pathways. It is the new heart of the community, designed to meet LEED Neighbourhood Gold. Green initiatives include eco-density on redevelopment brown field site, including five future building LEED certifications and is built to LEED Gold for Neighborhood Development, district energy heat loop – over 1km in length, high efficiency heat pumps and heat recovery ventilators, storm water management through underground retention tanks, bioswales and permeable surfaces, green roofs and green walls, and over 10,000 sq.ft. of additional bird habitat.