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What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
What is "Model" Sustainability?  UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen
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What is "Model" Sustainability? UniverCity's Journey Toward Sustainability Today - Dale Mikkelsen

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Dale Mikkelsen, Director of Development, SFU Community Trust …

Dale Mikkelsen, Director of Development, SFU Community Trust
Simon Fraser University (SFU) created its Community Trust to develop a model community on about 65 hectares of land surrounding SFU’s Burnaby campus in British Columbia.
That ‘sustainable community on the mountain’ became UniverCity, the award-winning, mixed-use, transit-oriented district with a diverse range of housing choices, shops, services, and amenities. And the UniverCity Childcare Centre is expected to be the first building in Canada to meet the Living Building Challenge, the most ambitious rating system in North America for environmentally sustainable architectural design.
A model for practical and affordable sustainability, UniverCity also generates endowment wealth to support teaching and research at SFU.
As the Director of Development for SFU Community Trust, Dale Mikkelsen is charged with raising the bar of sustainable community planning to ensure UniverCity remains on the leading edge of energy efficiency, material conservation, healthy environments and community building.
Mikkelsen brings a wealth of experience to the UniverCity project having been the lead project planner for the City of Vancouver’s 2010 Athlete Village, the City of Vancouver’s Green Building Planner, and a Board Member for the International Living Future Institute.

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  • 1. what is “model” sustainability? UNIVERCITY’S JOURNEY TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY TODAY dale mikkelsen, director development, sfu community trust
  • 2. PLANNING PLAN ALLOWS FOR 4,536 RESIDENTIAL UNITS ON 65 HECTARES IN TWO NEIGHBOURHOODS PHASES 1 AND 2 ARE NOW COMPLETE – PHASE 3 UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHASE 4 CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
  • 3. OUR RESIDENTS CURRENTLY HOME TO APPROXIMATELY 3,700 RESIDENTS – 36% ARE AFFILIATED WITH SFU LARGE NUMBER OF FAMILIES – 30% OF HOUSEHOLDS INCLUDE CHILDREN
  • 4. GOALS: THE FOUR Es TWO GOALS – BUILD A MODEL COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT SFU TEACHING AND RESEARCH GUIDED BY FOUR Es – ENVIRONMENT, EQUITY, ECONOMY, AND EDUCATION
  • 5. INITIATIVES: ENVIRONMENT FIRST GREEN ZONING BYLAW IN NORTH AMERICA LEADING-EDGE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROJECT
  • 6. INITIATIVES: ENVIRONMENT CANADA’S FIRST COMPREHENSIVE GREEN BUILDING ZONING BYLAW 30% BETTER THAN BC CODE FOR CORRIDOR HOMES ENERGUIDE 77 FOR NON-CORRIDOR HOMES GREEN BUILDING BONUS FOR 45% BETTER THAN BC CODE OR ENERGUIDE 80
  • 7. SOLUTIONS: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY UTILITY INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP MODELS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DELIVERY CORIX ENERGY SERVICES • Corix plays critical role in providing full range of energy services to the utility – From initial concept to ongoing operations • Corix builds, owns and operates the energy infrastructure • Corix provides billing, complete customer care services and system maintenance • Corix will also make capital investment in infrastructure, directly contributing to community development • 70 years of experience in providing cost-effective, safe and efficient utility infrastructure
  • 8. SOLUTIONS: SHORT TERM – high efficiency condensing facility Required Start-up Capacity Natural gas fired boilers Size of the system – 5 MW
  • 9. SOLUTIONS: LONG TERM – biomass (construction wood waste) Combined Full Capacity - Central Biomass Energy plant for the Campus and UniverCity of 12.5 MW - High Efficiency combustion and gasification - 30+ MW total combined capacity
  • 10. INITIATIVES: ENVIRONMENT AWARD-WINNING STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVES
  • 11. INITIATIVES: EQUITY A DIVERSITY OF HOUSING TYPES FOR A DIVERSE POPULATION OPTIONS TO BUY OR RENT
  • 12. INITIATIVES: EQUITY FLEXIBLE DESIGNS TO IMPROVE AFFORDABILITY INNOVATIVE OWNERSHIP OPTIONS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
  • 13. INITIATIVES: ECONOMY UNIVERCITY WAS PLANNED TO PROVIDE A RANGE OF AMENITIES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE, SMALLER, INDEPENDENT MERCHANTS ENCOURAGED
  • 14. INITIATIVES: EDUCATION CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SFU RESEARCH AND UNIVERCITY INITIATIVES SUPPORTS EDUCATIONAL GROWTH, IMPROVES COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
  • 15. COMMUNITY OF EDUCATION USING TWO PROJECTS – AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND A CHILDCARE CENTRE TO FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL MANDATES
  • 16. the Team architect Hughes Condon Marler Architects Structure Fast + Epp mechanical Cobalt Engineering electrical MMM Group Landscape Space2Place contractor Ledcor UniverCity childcare facility
  • 17. the Vision “This project brings together the renowned Reggio Emilia childcare model with a building that promises to raise the bar to a new level of environmental stewardship. The UniverCity Childcare project will be housed in a building that will be one of the first in Canada to meet the “Living Building Challenge® ” In order to meet this challenge the building will be energy independent, water independent, free of toxic materials and completely local in its composition. Last but certainly not least, it is designed to be an aesthetic joy to all who live and work in it.” www.univercitychildcare.ca UniverCity childcare facility
  • 18. Living Building Challenge No credits, just prerequisites: Imagine buildings that are built to operate as elegantly and efficiently as a flower. Imagine a building that is informed by the eco-region’s characteristics and that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, that captures and treats all of its water on site that uses resources efficiently, and for maximum beauty. Source: Cascadia Region Green Building Council Version 1.3 UniverCity childcare facility
  • 19. the Building Program Designed for 50 children aged 3 to 5 + 9 Staff Also includes a research & observation room Area Site Area: 2,009m2 Floor area: 530m2 (5700ft2) Outdoor play area: 410m2 (14400ft2) Cost Construction cost: $3.2 M Solar Thermal Panels: $118,000 NIC Parking: none Main Floor UniverCity childcare facility
  • 20. Landscape + Playground UniverCity childcare facility
  • 21. Living Building Challenge SITE prerequisite 1 Responsible Site Selection achievable prerequisite 2 Limits to Growth achievable prerequisite 3 Habitat Exchange achievable Net Zero Energy achievable prerequisite 5 Materials Red List achievable prerequisite 6 Construction Carbon Footprint achievable prerequisite 7 Responsible Industry achievable prerequisite 8 Appropriate Materials/Services Radius achievable prerequisite 9 Leadership in Construction Waste achievable prerequisite 10 Net Zero Water achievable prerequisite 11 Sustainable Water Discharge achievable prerequisite 12 A Civilized Work Environment achievable prerequisite 13 Healthy Air - Source Control achievable prerequisite 14 Healthy Air - Ventilation achievable ENERGY prerequisite 4 MATERIALS WATER INDOOR QUALITY BEAUTY & INSPIRATION prerequisite 15 Beauty and Spirit achievable prerequisite 16 Inspiration and Education achievable
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  • 26. PLANNING DESIGNING THE LIVING NEIGHBOURHOOD PHASE 5
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  • 30. CONCLUSION AIMING TO BE A REPLICABLE MODEL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WHILE ALSO SUPPORTING THE MISSION OF SIMON FRASER UNIVERCITY

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