VANCOUVER, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Ivanhoé Cambridge is proud to announce that Bentall Tower IV, part of the Bentall Centre office complex in Vancouver, British Columbia, has been certified LEED® Gold in the "Existing Building: Operations & Maintenance" (EB:O&M) category by the Canada Green Building Council.
The evaluation criteria for LEED certification include energy efficiency and air quality, water management and consumption, the use of materials and re-use of surplus materials, the quality of interior spaces, and the ecological development of exterior sites.
"We take great pride in offering our tenants a best-in-class working environment," said Arthur Lloyd, Executive Vice President, Global Investments, at Ivanhoé Cambridge. "We are very proud of this certification for Bentall Tower IV, which underscores our commitment to sustainability and to meeting our tenants' need for a modern and environmentally-friendly working environment."
Located at 1055 Dunsmuir Street, Bentall Centre Tower IV is a class-A building that spans 50,910 m2 (548,000 ft2) over 35 storeys. Anchored by TD Canada Trust, Tower IV features expansive outdoor plazas and an outdoor eating area.
Many initiatives led to Bentall Centre Tower IV obtaining LEED Gold certification, including:
- A full retro-commissioning of the building; once completed and the findings implemented, the building saw a 4% annual reduction in energy consumption and a 6% annual reduction in energy costs.
- Upgrading all lighting to energy efficient lamps, including a retrofit of the dual fluorescent lamp fixtures to a single lamp with a reflector. The upgrade resulted in an annual savings of $63,000 in electricity costs and 920,000 kilowatt hours, the equivalent of powering approximately 61 BC Lower Mainland homes.
About Bentall Centre
Located at the centre of downtown Vancouver's business district, the Bentall Centre is one of the largest integrated office complexes in Canada, providing a first-class working environment for many of Canada's leading corporations. Few other developments have had a greater impact on the architectural appearance of Vancouver. Spanning over 139,355 m2 (1.5 million ft2), the Bentall Centre offers four office towers and an expansive retail mall, complete with exterior waterfalls, reflecting pools and a multitude of wide open spaces filled with native foliage and colourful planters. With panoramic views over Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains, the Bentall Centre is truly a city landmark. Combining superior office space with exceptional standards of service, it remains the choice for discerning tenants and the measure by which all others are judged.
About Ivanhoé Cambridge
Ivanhoé Cambridge leverages its high-level expertise in all aspects of real estate including investment, development, asset management, leasing and operations, to deliver optimal returns for its investors. Its assets, held through multiple subsidiaries and located mainly in Canada, the United States, Europe, Brazil and Asia, totalled more than Cdn$40 billion as at December 31, 2013. Its portfolio consists mainly of shopping centres, office and multiresidential properties. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (lacaisse.com), one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.
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For further information: Ivanhoé Cambridge, Marie-Claude Dubeault, Marie-Claude.Dubeault@ivanhoecambridge.com, +1 866-456-3342