Giffels Announces Calgary Beltline’s first LEED Office Building

In 2002, Giffels pioneered the development of the first major LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) office
building in
downtown Toronto. Since then all our office buildings have been designed
to this higher standard.

The Calgary beltline office development, a 10-storey, 200,000 sq. ft.
building
located at 214 11th Ave SW, will be Giffels most sophisticated and
exciting LEED®
project to date.

The building is designed to be 40% more energy efficient than MNECB
standards.
It will emit approximately 775,000 kgs less carbon dioxide than
ordinary office buildings.

The buildings' high efficiency HVAC system is designed to meet ASHRAE
2004 standards employing a robust HVAC system that will enable
our tenants much better control over their interior environment.

As with many of our buildings, we encourage a healthier lifestyle by
providing bicycle parking, showers and change rooms as
part of our base building design. Tenant health is the reason we
only use Green Seal paints, sealants or glues for construction materials.

Superior indoor air quality, coupled with responsible construction
practices and specialized lighting systems are a few reasons
we believe our building will provide more productive space for
tenants than the average office building.

LEED® design is more expensive, but we believe sophisticated tenants are
increasingly recognizing the benefits of LEED® buildings.

Giffels is proud to be at the forefront of the LEED® movement.

214 11th Ave SW is scheduled to commence construction in the spring of 2007,
with substantial completion in the winter of 2009.

Details about 214 11th Ave SW in Calgary are available on the Giffels
website.

For leasing information please contact Mark.Chapman, (416) 798-5484.


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