Ivanhoé Cambridge announces LEED® Gold certification for Bentall Centre Tower IV in Vancouver

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.
 
 
 

on February 5, 2015