BioRegional North America
Suite 114, 27 Beechwood Ave
BioRegional North America, a non-profit environmental organization, facilitates sustainability action plans and provides coaching and arms-length verification to progressive municipalities and real estate developers in the United States and Canada, to help create the greenest communities on earth.
BioRegional North America is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organisation based in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. BioRegional North America is independent, entrepreneurial and associated through license agreement with internationally-acclaimed BioRegional Development Group (UK), founded in 1994. BioRegional UK is a recipient of many awards, including the 2009 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and 2011 Schwab Foundation's Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Programs & Services
One Planet Action Plans We have facilitated workshops and the collaborative writing of ground-breaking sustainability plans for projects including Sonoma Mountain Village, Petite Riviere, the Preserve, Hill East, Southwest Waterfront (preliminary), and Poplar Point (preliminary).
ecoConcierges for existing buildings We are helping owners of existing buildings create “green lifestyle buildings” that compete favorably with more costly conventional green buildings, delivering significant reductions in GHGs by enabling and fostering sustainable behaviors amongst occupants. In related work, for three seasons we have provided Discovery’s Planet Green channel with footprint reduction science and tactics in filming reality TV series “WA$TED”. The show provides “sustainability makeovers” to ordinary families, who achieve on average a 30% average footprint reduction.
Winning masterplan/developer competitions BioRegional North America have helped real estate developers and planners develop submissions with sustainability strategies that stand out from the crowd, are short-listed and ultimately win competitions. Launching One Planet Communities
On-going Verification A rigorous process to monitor the progress of participating projects against performance targets (based on the 10 One Planet principles) annually until 2020, ensuring that One Planet Communities set the highest standards for sustainable communities.
One Planet Regions One Planet Regions is a long-term planning framework for sustainable urban development, taking the One Planet approach city or county-wide. We work with local authorities to make an 80% ecological footprint reduction practical (and even convenient) for residents to achieve – without sacrificing prosperity or comforts.
One Planet Reno We are working with BuildGreen Solutions on one of the most energy efficient single family home retrofits ever attempted in Canada, and providing verification.