Giffels in the LEED: First green office building in New Brunswick

Giffels was first to build a green office building in downtown Toronto. It was first in Halifax with the Royal Sun Alliance green office building. Now Giffels is again demonstrating its committment to green office development with the speculative construction of a three storey, $15-million, 67,500 square foot LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) office building in Moncton, N.B.

The Project "Green" office building at 12 Millenium Blvd. will be a corner stone development in Gifflels 60 acre Emmerson Business and Technology Park. It will signal the transformation of this once contaminated rail yard into a thriving commercial centre further distinguished by having the first Green Building in New Brunswick.

Project "Green's" design will be in keeping with the sustainable practises of LEED including the latest in water conservation technology inside and out, Giffels “Energy Star® roof system” and features that exceed the LEED certification IAQ standard.

A tangible benefit to tenants of 12 Millenium Blvd. will result from a sophisticated, Giffels designed, HVAC system that exceeds LEED energy efficiency requirements. The HVAC system alone is expected to use approximately 38% less
energy and save tenants $2.60 dollars per square foot of rentable area in the first year when compared to conventional office buildings.
In addition to cost savings, the system exceeds LEED's thermal comfort design requirements. By using carbon dioxide sensors and multiple control zone devices the air quality and temperature can be optimized for employee comfort.

Although there is a development premium associated with LEED buildings Canadian green office projects have been fully leased. Green buildings attract tenants who want to benefit from long-term energy cost savings and employee productivity gains associated with a 'healthy building environment'.

By pioneering the design and construction of green buildings, Giffels has become a Canadian leader in this sector. It has provided Giffels with leading edge expertise with a building standard that someday will be the norm.

Details about Project "Green" are available on the Giffels website. For leasing information please contact Mark Chapman, (416) 798-5484.


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