EDMONTON TOWER 2018
Valued at over $200 million, Edmonton Tower is a 618,000 square foot glass edifice that sits in the heart of the busy ICE District and ascends 27 floors into the sky. This AAA commercial office development has a unique curved façade, dramatic floor-to-ceiling perimeter glazing, expansive floor plates, a grand public lobby, a childcare service with accessible pick-up and drop-off from the parkade, a public art on display outside the building, and pedways leading to downtown amenities. With unparalleled features and comforts, this transformative project is home to over 2,000 hard-working Edmontonians and is a testament to our team’s dedication to quality and community. A reduced carbon footprint was a key goal of Edmonton Tower. The project team emphasized sustainability in the following areas: urban densification, energy efficiency, and building materials. While adhering to strict sustainability regulations and standards, this project, despite urban constraints, excelled in both continuous efficiencies and long-term viability. Edmonton Tower achieved LEED® GOLD Core and Shell certification and through the design and construction features included to meet this target, also supported the LEED® Commercial Interiors certification for at least two major tenants, one being the City of Edmonton.
LEED SCORE CARD - GOLD Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Design Regional Priority TOTAL
16/28 3/10 22/37 5/13 8/12 6/6 4/4 64
101 MCNABB STREET, MARKHAM 101 McNabb Street is a 1980’s vintage office building owned by Op Trust Office Inc. and managed by Crown Property Management Inc. The 315,000 sq. ft., 3-storey building, occupied by General Motors (GM) and TD Bank, was renovated in 2015 from a single-user building to accommodate a multi-use tenancy. An ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit resulted in adjustments such as optimizing the operating hours of the air handling units, upgrading controls of the cooling plant, and replacing exterior lights with LEDs. The building has an impressive EUI of 23.7 ekWh/sf, helping it to achieve an Energy Star score of 86. Moreover, Crown has reduced the building’s EUI by 45% since 2014 through upgrades to building systems and scheduling, and by working with its tenants to implement local occupancy and daylight control strategies and use of low power tenant equipment. The building provides 66 solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations for GM’s Canadian Technical Centre, and a private shuttle service to transit hubs.
SABMag - SPRING 2019
Crown also updated practices to meet key LEED requirements in the indoor environmental quality category. It aligned its preventative Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments with I-BEAM requirements, adopted green cleaning practices, and installed MERV 13 filters and entryway mats to mitigate IAQ contaminants. Low-flow fixtures have achieved a water use reduction of over 37% compared to baseline. This accolade distinguishes 101 McNabb Street as a top-in-class facility exceeding industry best practices and showcases Crown’s dedication to responsible and efficient building operation and ongoing improvement.
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