To kick things off, it could be worthwhile to get a sense of green building construction and proposals from around the world.
Victoria, BC, Canada
Dockside Green - residential, commercial, office, hotel, industry (u/c)
Victoria is the testing bed for a whole slew of green technologies and building techniques with the Dockside Green project currently being built along Victoria's upper harbour (across the harbour from downtown). The project will have about 1,000 units upon completion in a decade and, if all goes to plan, will be the "greenest" development of its kind in North America.
The website states:
"A model for holistic, closed-loop design, Dockside Green will function as a total environmental system in which form, structure, materials, mechanical and electrical systems will be interrelated and interdependent – a largely self-sufficient, sustainable community where waste from one area will provide fuel for another. Committed to achieving the highest level of certification under the LEED™ green building program, Dockside Green will be the first community ever to accomplish a goal that has so far eluded an entire development and has only been reached by four buildings in the world."
Not too shabby if they pull it off.
Phase I, currently u/c at 8- and 5-storeys, with several smaller townhouses mixed in between.
Phase II, with a 10- and 9-storey condo.
And this is the entire project:
Gateway Green - office (proposed)
At 15-storeys, Gateway Green could become the tallest office tower in Victoria. I think it's claim to fame is the "green wall" with more info on that at http://gatewaygreen.ca/Concept/Livin...2/Default.aspx
The Falls - residential and commercial (u/c)
18-storey condo in Victoria attempting LEED silver.
I think a good chunk of current proposals and projects are attempting some form of LEED certification or another, but I can't remember the specifics. It'll be interesting to see how many reach their estimate goals and how many simply mimic the LEED guidelines without actually paying for the LEED paper trail or costly accred sticker.