Cactus Club English Bay Earns LEED Gold

Cactus Club Cafe’s English Bay restaurant uses a high-performance, triple-glazed curtain wall system, which resists air and water infiltration.

Rain or shine, diners can enjoy the scenic views indoors. But this building even finds a way to make use of Vancouver’s wet and dreary winters. Rainwater is collected in a cistern and used for irrigation, and the green roof is used to grow herbs to flavou

The building’s design features large canopies for shading with a partial earth-sheltered structure.

Cactus Club’s mechanical system is also greener than average. CCC employs a high-efficiency air-source variable refrigerant flow system for both heating and cooling. Waste heat from the kitchen exhaust conditions ventilation air and waste heat from refrig

That gorgeous view of English Bay isn’t the only reason for floor-to-ceiling glass. Large, operable windows allow both natural light and ventilation to flow through the narrow building.

One of the newer locations of the upscale casual chain is the first restaurant in Canada to receive the designation

One of the most happening spots nestled along the scenic English Bay now has more to brag about than a gorgeous view.

Cactus Club Cafe English Bay was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council. The building, designed by Vancouver’s Acton Ostry Architects Inc., is the only restaurant in Canada to achieve the designation. 

LEED certifcations enforce a set of stringent design and building requirements to encourage green building. Some requirements include efficient use of water, minimizing impact on surrounding ecosystems and reducing waste.