"Building Better" is using sustainable building approaches and purpose-built features which mimic nature or promote a healthy environment.
Building Better in Coquitlam
The City of Coquitlam is using innovations and progressive development approaches to mitigate our impact on the natural environment. Through the Building Better campaign, the City aims to inform, educate and inspire by showcasing projects which are built with nature in mind. We want to recognize the builders, developers and businesses in Coquitlam who are building better too. Look for the Building Better Green Star around Coquitlam!
Examples of building better include:
Green Roofs and Walls
Stream Enhancement Projects
Ultraviolet (UV) Reflective Pavement
Water Quality Ponds
Benefits of Building Better
Helps to reduce greenhouse gases
Uses less energy
Improves water quality and reduces erosion in creeks and rivers