The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) achieved LEED® Canada Platinum CI 1.0 certification at their Dockside Green office location in Victoria.
The office features heating from a biomass plant, treated wastewater for toilet flushing, opening windows maximizing natural ventilation and large windows offering high levels of natural light supplemented with sensor lighting to reduce unnecessary electricity consumption. All building materials and finishes contain low volatile organic compound (VOC) and no urea-formaldehyde. Furniture systems are cradle to cradle, and only green cleaning products are used. Staff also participates in the Dockside Green recycling and composting programs.
The office space is part of the Dockside Green Inspiration building, also known for its own LEED® Platinum certification. The Dockside Green community features on-site sewage treatment, a wastewater treatment plant and buildings designed for energy-efficiency. It is an award-winning development combining residential homes, retail outlets, office space and light industrial uses.