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SUSTAINABILITY

The owners and employees of IWCD have always appreciated and valued the beauty of Canada’s West Coast and have a sincere desire to preserve and protect it for future generations.  With that philosophy in mind, in recent years IWCD has refocused our commitment to building green by employing both design and construction practices that promote the health and well-being of building occupants, the community and the environment.

In keeping with our corporate mandates, during the design process of our projects we strive to incorporate the following:

  • Storm water management plans/erosion and sediment control
  • Low water consumption options on plumbing fixtures
  • Low energy consumption electrical fixtures
  • Use of recycled and recyclable building products
  • Locally harvested/manufactured building products
  • Use of low VOC products
  • Energy efficient mechanical systems
  • Recycling of construction waste materials

As a testament to our commitment to environmental practices, we built our LEED Gold office building, with sustainability and liveability being key elements of the design and construction processes.  In our efforts to reduce our ecological footprint, we also continue to employ a comprehensive recycling program both on-site and in the office, diverting more than 75% of our daily waste from the landfill.

IWCD is a leader in Green Building on Vancouver Island, being one of the first to identify and incorporate site management into sustainable design. IWCD has been the initiator of projects up and down the Island that have been at the forefront of green infrastructure innovation. Earlier IWCD design-build projects such as Inland Kenworth in Nanaimo and the Mazda and Toyota dealerships in Courtenay were part of the impetus for the recently IWCD developed Green Rock Industrial Business Park in Nanaimo.

Green Rock Industrial Business Park – www.greenrockindustrial.ca
Inland Kenworth – Waterbucket article
Courtenay Toyota/Mazda – Waterbucket article

Please visit our portfolio page to view more of our green/LEED projects.

ABOUT US

IWCD is committed to offering clients high-quality, full-service design, development and construction packages, completed on time and on budget.

IWCD (Island West Coast Developments Ltd.) provides Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services for commercial, industrial, infrastructure, and institutional projects across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Located in Nanaimo since inception in 1986, IWCD has established itself as the largest, most successful commercial design-build construction company in the mid-Island.

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