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Vancouver City Council today approved a policy that requires all new building rezonings to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard, the highest green building standard for rezonings in North America.

The change takes effect January 31, 2011 and is expected to result in 20 to 30 new green buildings being constructed annually, creating new green job opportunities in the city.

“Setting a new standard like LEED Gold for new building rezonings is a significant step for Vancouver,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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Local businesses are taking up a City of Vancouver challenge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—and in the process help Vancouver meet its goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020.

Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the creation of the Corporate Climate Leaders Program in a keynote speech at the GLOBE 2010 Conference in Vancouver today.

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