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A Breathing And
Living Building

The walls of the Vancouver Aquarium's $22-million Aquaquest building may look beige, but the building's all green. From the roof that harvests rainwater to use in low-flush toilets, to reduced chemical paints and an energy-efficient elevator, we've made every effort to make this building as environmentally sustainable as possible. This 52,000 square foot 'green' building is designed to LEED® Gold standards, and is the first LEED® Gold Certified building in a zoo or aquarium anywhere.

Heron at AquaQuest

About Aquaquest

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About The Green Building

Aquaquest – the Marilyn Blusson Learning Centre was inspired as part of the Aquarium's commitment to education and conservation. It achieved LEED ® certification by mimicking processes found in nature for heating, cooling, air quality and reducing waste.

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Aquaquest Partners

Growing a green building requires experts in many areas. From planning and construction to operations and education, our Green Team keeps us thinking and acting sustainably, every step of the way.


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