Posted on May 28, 2014

Rooftop Veggie Gardens, Green Building Design, Co-op Electric Cars & Parking for 2275 Bicycles: Station Square sets a New Standard for Sustainability

This week, thousands of British Columbians are participating in the annual Bike to Work Week, a popular province-wide initiative to encourage commuters to get out of their gas-guzzling cars and bike to work for one entire week. Last year, the near 20,000 registered participants saved an estimated 170,516 kilograms of CO2 from the atmosphere and burned a collective 20,138,260 calories over that week alone. 

More and more, as our population grows, our streets get busier, and our jobs become more sedentary, citizens and communities are coming together to find ways to lead healthier lives, both for ourselves and for our earth. This is why when we first decided to build Station Square, we knew we wanted to build a sustainable and healthy community. Although situated in the urban centre of Metro Vancouver, Station Square offers residents an opportunity to live a little bit greener every single day. In honour of Bike to Work Week, we wanted to celebrate a few of these details:

TRANSPORTATION

The Metrotown neighbourhood is a walkable community with everything you need, from fashion to food to daily necessities, mere steps away. However, when you do want to go a little bit further, Station Square has made it easy to do so in the most "green" way possible. 

- Steps from Metrotown SkyTrain Station, connecting residents to the best of Burnaby and beyond

- Complimentary 1-year, 2-zone Transit pass for studio purchasers

- 2275 designated bicycle parking spots; 1770 spots for Phase II alone

- 8 strata-owned electric cars, available for resident use

- 85 electric car parking stalls, individually metered


BUILDING

Beyond green transportation options, living at Station Square means living in a community that was built with day-to-day sustainability in mind, making it easier for residents to feel good about how their homes were built and to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.

- Built to LEED Silver equivalent sustainability standards 

- 3 acres of green roof throughout the community, including urban garden plots for residents to grow their own food

- 1 acre of green roof for Phase II alone

- Everything within walking distance, including on-site gym facilities, shopping, and nearby parks


If you'd like to learn more about living at the sustainably-built Station Square, visit www.stationsquare.ca. Sales for Phase II begin early June.

Good luck to everyone participating in Bike to Work Week!