SUSTAINABILITY

We are reinventing the new Oakridge with the environment in mind!

Average urban residents expend 3.8 tons of carbon dioxide each year through heating and cooling their homes, commuting for work and running errands. Oakridge’s unique integration of amenities, outdoor space and retail offerings means future residents, visitors and employees will be able to reduce their footprint by over 56%, down to just 1.7 tons of carbon dioxide emitted each year.  Our traffic consultants anticipate a continued increase in cycling and estimate that upon completion of this project, upwards of 50% of visitors and residents will arrive at Oakridge via transit. The project will also reconstruct significant portions of West 41st Avenue and Cambie Street to better serve all kinds of traffic, including bicycles and pedestrians.

Neighbourhood District Energy

The new Oakridge will be heated and cooled by a neighbourhood district energy system that captures waste heat and matches it with natural energy drawn from existing groundwater geothermal wells. The system will allow Oakridge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 68%, the equivalent of planting more than 250,000 trees per year or taking more than 40,000 cars off the road.