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Regenerative Design

Our long term vision goes beyond Green Design, recognizing that we can do better than just "doing less harm". Regenerative Design creates buildings, systems, and infrastructure that restore, renew or revitalize; creating a sustainable built environment that positively impacts society and nature.

Regenerative Design can achieve significant operational savings and more importantly, positively impact health and well-being.


Employ Regenerative Design principles and processes to enhance the built environment and improve human and environmental health.
  • Foster adoption of regenerative design principles into the health care culture and vocabulary. 
  • By 2020, adopt the Passive House Standard as the default for all new non-acute facilities. 
  • By 2020, achieve one Petal of the Living Building Challenge (LBC) standard for one new facility, and by 2030 achieve full LBC certification for one new facility. 
  • By 2020, assess all core sites for climate resiliency, and develop site-level action plans, with priority adaptation and mitigation options to improve overall physical and social resilience.
Priority actions 

a. Apply Regenerative Design principles to Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment 

b. Complete Passive House Study to inform Richmond Lions Manor business case

c. Educational presentations to create awareness of these approaches within LMFM 


Key Partnerships: LMFM, BISS, Clinical staff. External: BC Hydro, Fortis BC, Metro Vancouver

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