Mountain Equipment Co-op is a three storey, mixed use residential and commercial building which contains 46 residential units. It was a private retrofit completed in the Spring of 2006.

Rainwater Management Techniques Used

Rainwater Harvesting/Reuse

mec 220x136 hhRainwater capture and reuse is being employed for toilet flushing. A total storage capacity of 5682 litres is available under the sidewalk.

The use of rainwater and dual flush toilets has reduced water use by 48%.

The building has achieved LEEDtm silver certification.

Cost & Funding

$6.4 million, funded privately.

Project Team

Corin Flood, Green Building Guidance
C&R Plumbing
Hillel Architecture


1450 Government Street
Victoria, BC