Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Zibi is an urban greyfield redevelopment with a comprehensive urban plan for sustainable living. The site will contain a mixed use development that emphasizes vibrant sustainable living. This One Planet Living Community incorporates mixed socioeconomic development with a strong sense of community, access to local produce, remediation, increased biodiversity.
About 0.5² miles
Windmill Development Group, Dream Unlimited Corp
Performance levels achieved:
|Limits to Growth|
|Health + Happiness|
|Embodied Energy & Carbon|
|Neighborhood & Access|
|Access to Nature|
|Access to Community Services|
Goals & Strategies:
Goals: Community wide access to local and sustainable produce by 75% by 2020.
Strategies: 10% of landscaping is edible, 25% of residents can garden.
Goals: Remediation of the soil, removal of invasive species.
Strategies: Pre-development assessment of the landscape and ecosystems, landscaping to increase biological diversity, restored river landscape, park space, resident education on natural world.
Goals: Reduce vehicle travel to and from site by 55%, reduce vehicle carbon emissions by 75%.
Strategies: Bicycle infrastructure, bike sharing, walking paths, access to public transportation, limited on street parking, adaption for electric vehicle infrastructure, car sharing programs encouraged.
Goals: 200 year flood risk strategy, water conservation, run off volumes designed to be less than the previous condition of the site.
Strategies: Water recycling, master planned storm-water treatment and drainage strategy.
Goals: Carbon neutral, 100% renewable energy, exceed energy performance standards by 30%.
Strategies: Energy efficient design, district heating and cooling, geothermal, wind turbines, buildings designed to be updated to best practices, remaining energy demands met by off-site renewable energy or the purchase of renewable energy certificates, ongoing monitoring.
Health + Happiness
Goals: 60% residential, 20% retail 20% commercial, walk score of 90%, by 2020 70% of residents will participate in local or fair trade purchasing.
Strategies: Public access to streets, human scale design, 12% of master planned area is public space: plazas, squares, parks, emphasis on indoor air-quality, mixed affordability of units, exceed LEED indoor air quality standards.
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Goals: Reduce buildings embodied energy, 50% or more of FSC wood.
Strategies: LCA on materials and design, adaptive reuse of existing buildings.
Goals: Zero waste, reduce household waste by 10%/ year until no more than 2% is landfilled.
Strategies: 90% of construction waste by weight will be reclaimed or recycled, re-use, recycling, composting and energy recovery, businesses and residents educated on waste prevention, recycling infrastructure.