Green Leaves

SUSTAINABILITY

The New Monaco neighbourhood is a great example of smart growth development, including planning for:

  • Mixed use zoning allowing a wide range of uses to support people living, working, playing, learning and shopping in the neighbourhood;

  • Compact development that preserves a significant amount of the site as natural and park space;

  • Higher densities that support both convenient transit systems and local businesses;

  • A fine-grained network of paths, sidewalks and greenways to support walking and cycling over using a vehicle to move around the neighbourhood;

  • Infrastructure to support electric vehicles and scooters;

  • A centralized parking supply that supplies various uses over a day; and

  • Links to local and regional transit lines, including a rapid bus line.

GREEN BUILDINGS

The New Monaco neighbourhood will pursue a wide range of green building practices to meet is environmental, social and economic goals.

Green building strategies to be pursued include:

  • Increased energy efficiency

  • Increased water efficiency

  • Passive natural lighting and heating design

  • Healthy construction materials

  • Many more.

Peachland’s sustainability checklist will be used as a foundation. In addition, other rating systems such as Built Green or LEED may be used on some buildings. A new more comprehensive green development rating system is being explored as well.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

The New Monaco neighbourhood will be designed for multi-stream separation to divert as much waste from the region’s landfills.

A full construction waste recycling program is also planned.

ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY

The New Monaco neighbourhood is being planned and developed around a sustainability strategy that addresses a broad scope of environmental objectives including reductions in energy use, water use, waste production and air emissions.

These environmental objectives are addressed in every aspect of the neighbourhood plan including land use plans, transportation systems, building design, landscape designs, infrastructure strategies and sustainable food systems.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SYSTEMS

New Monaco will utilize proven innovative technologies to reduce energy consumption and emissions, and to shift to renewable energy sources where possible.

New Monaco has created a partnership with the University of BC and others to complete a study of the most innovative water and energy technologies that are affordable to use in the neighbourhood and elsewhere in Peachland.

LANDSCAPE DESIGNS & FOOD SYSTEMS

The landscape in the New Monaco neighbourhood is planned to include:

  • Preservation of sensitive natural habitat areas;

  • A range of recreational parks throughout every area of the neighbourhood;

  • A network of trails and greenways;

  • Playgrounds;

  • Public art;

  • Performance spaces;

  • Community gardens;

  • Café and restaurant patios;

  • Farmers and artisan markets;

  • Edible and productive landscaping;

  • Off-leash dog park areas;

  • Quiet areas to rest and enjoy the view of Lake Okanagan;

  • Exercise areas;

  • First Nations and historical interpretive information; and

  • Many more areas to enjoy a great quality of life in the Okanagan.

WATER SUPPLY & EFFICIENCY

Since water is one of the most important environmental considerations in Peachland, the New Monaco neighbourhood is being planned to use one half of the water per person of existing Peachland neighbourhoods.

Extensive work was completed to confirm sufficient water supplies before the New Monaco neighbourhood was adopted into Peachland’s OCP. The results of the analysis indicated that Peachland’s water resources will be sufficient to supply all anticipated growth, including the New Monaco neighbourhood.

The New Monaco neighbourhood will employ many water conservation strategies including:

  • High efficiency fixtures and appliances;

  • Capture of rainwater for re-use;

  • High efficiency irrigation systems;

  • Water-wise landscape design; and

  • Re-use of wastewater for landscape irrigation.

Much of the water for irrigation will be supplied from non-potable sources such as reclaimed wastewater and captured rainwater.

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