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Low Carbon Resilience and Environmental Sustainability Guidelines for Health Care New Construction

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The purpose of the Low Carbon, Resilience and Environmental Sustainability Guidelines for Health Care New Construction (LCRES Guidelines) is to enable implementation of low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally sustainable strategies as part of new construction and major renovations of acute, long-term care and other healthcare facilities.

Applying the LCRES Guidelines during the planning phases will produce deliverables, requirements, design strategies and accountability mechanisms to be embedded into project documentation and contracts. This document is a resource for project managers, planners, architects, engineers, contractors, operators and other members of the project team.

LCRES Guidelines Overview 

 

List of Appendices

Appendix A: Glossary of Terms (refer to the LCRES Guidelines)

Appendix B: Low Carbon Resilience and Environmental Sustainability Goals, Targets and KPIs for the Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Vancouver Coastal Health 

Appendix C: Sample: Low Carbon Resilience and Environmental Sustainability Scope of Work for New Construction Business Planning

Appendix D: Guidance for Low Carbon Accountability Mechanism (coming soon)

Appendix E: Provincial Climate Resilience Framework and Standards for Public Sector Buildings (Health authority employees can email info@bcgreencare.ca to request access until publicly available)

Appendix F: Climate Resilience Guidelines for BC Health Facility Planning and Design  v2.0

Appendix G: Energy Modelling Requirements

Appendix H: Water Reduction Design Strategies (refer to the LCRES Guidelines)

Appendix I: Scope and Parameters for Life Cycle Assessment (refer to the LCRES Guidelines)

Appendix J: Waste Management Space Design Guidelines

Appendix K: Chemicals of Concern: Construction Interiors 

Appendix L: Bicycle Parking Design Guidelines

Appendix M: Technical Recommendations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations  (refer to the LCRES Guidelines)

Appendix N: LEED v4 Gold Scorecard template (Excel)

Appendix N: LEED v4 Gold Scorecard template (PDF)

Appendix O: Ministry of Health Capital Policy Manual Chapters 11, 12 and 14