What is Next for Sustainable Development in British Columbia?
The trajectory of sustainable development in British Columbia is moving towards technology that is environmentally friendly, efficient, and adaptable to local conditions. It must develop and improve on environmental management processes. Products, systems, and services should increase awareness to ensure environmental protection. Denbow has a reputation for creating high quality products and services that promote sustainable development in B.C. and beyond.
Sustainable development is masterful balance of meeting our own needs without jeopardizing future generations ability to do the same. The Province of British Columbia is committed to opening up communication with industry leaders to ensure the “Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada” is properly assessed. Sustainable development is about improving the standard of living by protecting human health, conserving the environment, using our resources efficiently and advancing long-term economic competitiveness. It requires the integrations of private and public sector leadership to engage in discussing the environmental, economic and social priorities into policies and programs.
Sustainable development is masterful balance of meeting our own needs without jeopardizing future generations ability to do the same.
When all industry leaders, development professionals and private sector proponents get involved in this conversation, we will have the best understanding of sustainable development. As an industry leader, Denbow’s leadership team will embark at becoming a voice in this process to not only speak for our clients but for all interested parties in British Columbia.
As well, Denbow designs several services that will positively impact sustainable development in B.C.. Denbow offers many erosion and sediment control options for developers. Let’s focus on sustainable development solutions like green walls, sediment control systems, green roof applications that guarantee minimal impact to surrounding areas.
These permanent vegetated natural landscapes are a great alternative to a retaining wall. Benefits include maximum land gain, stormwater management, LEED and LID compliant, cheaper than block or concrete, and permeable.
The Green Wall system can take your construction project or plan to the next level of sustainability. It has the superior quality and is more aesthetically pleasing then blocks of concrete. It is also more effective at erosion and sediment control because of the living walls plant root system. Cascadia Green Wall systems are backed by local geotechnical engineers and provide a great look to any hill or land area.
This geotextile tube has a natural media fill to control erosion and keep sediment in frequently disturbed areas. These three-dimensional filter socks keep sediment, pollutants and other debris out, while allowing water to flow through freely. It meets all municipal bylaws.
These filter socks can be used in a variety of ways to control erosion and sediment. Common uses include living dyke systems, retaining walls, restoring stream banks, and stabilizing slopes to control and manage storm water. Further, specifications & CAD drawings are available for your project plans.
Installing a green roof on your building helps with storm water management. Green roof construction requires the building to be fitted with a waterproof membrane, drainage system and a growing medium that will cover the roof in vegetation. This style of roofing is on the rise thanks to a well documented economic and environmental benefits. Green roofs can be dated all the way back to early sod roofs found in Scandinavia during the middle ages.
The purpose of a green roof is to help stormwater mitigation, reduction of the urban heat island effect, energy conservation, noise reduction, aesthetics, improved air quality and increased biodiversity.
All Denbow products meet ESC requirements. Product specifications can be referenced or inserted directly into your project plans. The combination of superior design and compost-based materials = sustainable development.
In summary, the trajectory of sustainable development in BC has much to do with the right people having open and positive dialogue on what tomorrow’s development looks like. These people are the land developers, product specifiers/architects and government officials. Each brings a unique lens in which to view sustainable development and improve the building practices of tomorrow.