Edmonton's EPCOR Tower lights up the city

High-rise changes city skyline; receives international recognition as flagship eco-friendly building

EDMONTON, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Edmonton's first downtown office building in twenty years officially opens this week. Located at one of the gateway entries to the downtown core, this 30 storey building, (28 occupied floors), forms one of the tallest and most distinctive structures in the city. The 148 m tower incorporates a range of design, construction and operational features that go beyond basic energy savings to enhance occupancy comfort and improve overall efficiency and performance. Regarded as one of Canada's most environmentally advanced buildings, EPCOR Tower has been selected for profiling at the World Sustainability Conference (SB11) in Finland next month.

Developed by QUALICO (development manager) with construction management services provided by Ledcor Construction, EPCOR Tower is designed by Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., AECOM (multidisciplinary engineering services) and EIDOS (urban design). Completed on time and on budget in less than four years, the building has a hard construction value of Canadian $235 million. The tower is targeting LEED® Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

EPCOR Tower is a landmark project for the City of Edmonton for significant economic and environmental reasons. The tower is the first in a series of four high-rise structures to be built on a 37,000 m² site on land previously operated by Canadian National as a railroad. The overall development of the site, now known as Station Lands, will eventually provide more than 240,000 m² of office, retail, hotel and residential living in a fully integrated downtown environment. The quality, diversity and magnitude of Station Lands is one of the most anticipated developments in the region and is expected to attract new business and investment opportunities to the city core, positioning Edmonton as a leader in urban revitalization in North America.

ABOUT KASIAN

Kasian is one of the top 100 architecture, interior design and planning firms in the world. Over the past 25 years we have earned global recognition for our collaborative approach to design. The result is award-winning spaces and sustainable environments for people everywhere.

SOURCE Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

For further information:

Honor Morris
Kasian Media Relations Manager
604.631.8205
honor.morris@kasian.com
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