Dockside Green, a LEED Platinum certified development with state of the art sustainable features focused on health, indoor air quality, urban ecology and energy and water conservation. Dockside Green is home to a centralized biomass gasification plant that converts waste wood (tree clippings, construction excesses) into a gas that is burned to provide hot water and heat. Additional natural gas boilers are used in peak periods. The biomass plant allows Dockside Green to be carbon neutral or even negative in terms of greenhouse gas production but even allow it to sell energy to surrounding communities.
Dockside Green treats its own sewage using a specialized process designed by Zenon of Canada. Treated water will be used in toilets, irrigation, and the project’s creeks and ponds system. Other measures include the use of highly efficient shower heads, faucets, urinals, dishwashers, and clothes-washing machines. Each suite contains meters that monitor consumption of cold water, hot water, heat, and electricity. The meters connect via the internet, allowing the resident to lower or raise the heat in their suite from any place that has web access.