Why monitor this
Housing, commercial and recreational buildings can significantly contribute to resource intensive and unethical material sourcing, the clearing of natural areas, and wasteful resource use during the buildings life. Poor design and material selection can impact human health and productivity. Construction and deconstruction can introduce significant amounts of unnecessary waste to local landfills. Comprehensive 'Green Building Standards' have been developed to reduce negative building impacts and create more livable spaces. In addition many green design features offer a direct return on investment.
What this measures
This indicator is meant to measure the number of buidlings in Whistler that are built to a comprehensive 'Green Building Standard' such as; LEED, or BuiltGreen.