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VIU Field Station wins green award

An aquacultural field station devoted to shellfish farming is not only helping to revitalize coastal and First Nations communities, but it is also the recipient of the 2011 National Green Buildings Awards.

The VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station in Vancouver Island is playing a transformational role in the ‘green revolution’ of modern aquaculture.

The project is targeting LEED Platinum certification and features simple water conserving strategies, high-efficiency lighting and heat exchangers.

The VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station is among the seven sustainable and energy-efficient buildings in B.C., Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario that have been awarded the 2011 National Green Buildings Awards offered through sister magazines Sustainable Architecture & Building and Sustainable Architecture & Building Homes.

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