Code of Environmental Practice

Environmental Mission Statement

David Harrison works collaboratively to develop plans, organizations and community based development projects that integrate environmental conservation principles, green building, management systems and learning opportunities in support of the health, safety and environmental priorities of owners, residents, tenants, facility users, stakeholders and the community.

Environmental Policies

David Harrison has adopted the following environmental policies to guide the work of its staff, consortium partners and contractors. It is our policy to:

1. Design facilities which incorporate green building principles and are sensitive to the environmental health needs of the user population;
2. Integrate environmental conservation features for energy, water and waste into each facility design;
3. Conserve natural vegetation and significant features on the site;
4. Select sites in consideration of all environmental issues and conservation attributes;
5. Encourage long term landscape designs that incorporate, where feasible LEED goals and objectives;
6. Apply best management practices for erosion and sediment control during the construction of each facility;
7. Implement an environmental management program as part of ongoing operations at each facility which meets “green” performance criteria such as those identified by Canada’s Building Environmental Performance Assessment Criteria (BEPAC); LEED and others.
8. Seek partnerships with business, government agencies, the community and others which strengthen conservation opportunities and reduce environmental impact.

Statement of Values

The Canadian Institute of Planners has been dedicated to the advancement of planning since 1919. Planning is an applied science and art based upon knowledge and wisdom gained through education and experience. Although planning philosophy, theory, and practice have evolved over the years, the essential values advocated by the Institute are derived from a long and honourable tradition.

Planners work for the public good. Planning includes a concern for health, aesthetics, equity and efficiency. As well, planning respects the land as a community resource. It contributes to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, and promotes healthy communities and improvements to quality of life.

Being accountable to their clients, the public and future generations, members of the Institute must practice in an ethical and responsible manner. Representing professional planners in Canada, the Institute has prepared the following Statement of Values, which is intended to provide a source of inspiration and guidance for planners, and the Code of Professional Conduct which is enforceable through the disciplinary provisions of the by-law or through the complementary codes and by-laws of the Institute's affiliates.

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