The Marine building, is a 25 storey, 296,000 sq/ft heritage office tower located in downtown Vancouver BC. In 2014, Oxford Properties committed to a capital improvement plan to improve various aspects of the building.
With its central location, the Marine building promotes a low carbon footprint for occupants due to its proximity to the Skytrain and major bus routes. It also offers accessible bicycle parking on site, and showers in the fitness center to encourage cycling to work.
To minimize the building’s impacts outside, the Marine building created a low impact building maintenance by using rakes, hand tools and shovels as opposed to powered equipment. Also, implementing a sustainable hardscape management plan by requiring plants to be either perennial or native plants, mulching and composting all landscape waste.
These are just a few of the sustainable initiatives they have implemented in their building to reduce their impact on the environment.