The Edmonton Tower building reaches international excellence in sustainability
EDMONTON – April 25, 2018 – ICE District is pleased to announce that its Edmonton Tower has achieved the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, marking the Tower’s international excellence in sustainability. This certification signifies the Towers commitment to ensuring it meets all standards of energy and water savings, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“It’s a great achievement for our buildings to be internationally recognized by LEED®,” said Glen Scott, president of Katz Group Real Estate. “We continually strive to be forward-thinking in our developments and have incorporated many innovative and sustainable aspects into the Tower in order to best serve the needs of our tenants and the Edmonton community.”
LEED® buildings are internationally recognized in using advanced construction materials and techniques in order to improve operational performance, while also reducing its environmental footprint. Benefits include: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and resource controls during construction. LEED® provides a framework with its certifications of the standards builders should aspire to and acts as a symbol of sustainability achievement.
“We’re pleased to have been recognized with the Gold Certification in Energy and Environmental Design,” said Scott. “It’s important that we make a substantial impact on our environmental goals for the betterment of both the company and our communities.”
The ICE District continues to ensure its unparalleled developments meet the highest of energy and environmental standards.
About ICE District
ICE District will be the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada and is already projecting an energy and feeling unlike anything Edmonton has seen before. ICE District is already delivering a new era of entertainment in the form of epic concerts, heart-stopping NHL and WHL hockey and world-class gaming and will soon feature blockbuster movies, boutique shopping, trendy dining and more. A humming public plaza with year-round programming will host events from festivals to public skating. All of this, just steps from sophisticated residences and premium office space. Rogers Place was developed by the Oilers Entertainment Group and the City of Edmonton. ICE District Properties, a mixed-use development surrounding Rogers Place and Ford Hall, is being developed through a joint venture between Katz Group and ONE Properties (formerly WAM Development Group).