EllisDon's Bankers Court Project Achieves LEED(R) Gold Certification

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - EllisDon's Bankers Court has received
LEED(R) Core and Shell Gold certification with the USGBC. EllisDon was the
Construction Manager for the office tower, which was completed in July of
2009. The building achieved 38 LEED credits during the final review process,
and Gold level certification was announced July 30th, 2009.
    Bankers Court was the most recent addition to the Bankers Hall complex,
located in the heart of Calgary's business district. Bankers Court is the
first LEED CS certified office tower in the city, at any level. This building
is the third EllisDon building to receive LEED certification, with several
more under construction pending certification at various levels.
    "The project initially was targeting a Silver level certification", says
Kim Rishel, EllisDon's Manager of Sustainable Building Services for Western
Canada, "but with the hard work of a great construction team and all parties
involved we achieved a Gold certification."
    The design of the building incorporated many "green" features that helped
it attain LEED CS Gold certification. One of these is the triple glazed
curtain wall that wraps the whole structure which, with a high proportion of
vision panel glazing, permits ample natural light. Aside to contributing to
the comfort of the occupants, the glazing also helps to reduce the
environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use. In
addition to the glazing, the building has many other features including high
efficiency chillers, condensing boilers, and low flow plumbing fixtures, all
of which work towards it becoming a sustainable structure.
    EllisDon's partners on the project included the firm Cohos Evamy who
acted as the LEED Consultant. In addition to this firm, the project also had
consultants for mechanical (Emans Smith Anderson Engineering Ltd.), electrical
(Mulvey+Banani) and commissioning (agent RSR Engineering Services Inc).

    About EllisDon

    EllisDon is a leading employee-owned global company delivering
construction expertise, services and specialized support to clients throughout
the world. Completing in excess of $2 billion in new construction annually,
EllisDon has distinguished itself through its people and its innovative
practices and has a presence in Canada and the United States, as well as
offices in the West Indies and the United Arab Emirates. For more information,
please visit www.ellisdon.com.

    About the USGBC

    The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and
sustainable future for the United States through cost-efficient and
energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 local
affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than
131,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an
industry that is projected to soar to $60 billion by 2010. The USGBC leads an
unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations
and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and
teachers and students.

For further information:

For further information: Rishma Mangat, EllisDon Corporation, Phone:
(905) 896-8900, Fax: (905) 896-8911, 89 Queensway Ave West, Suite 800,
Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2V2, www.ellisdon.com

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