14 Aug Eight Avenue Place
EIGHTH AVENUE PLACE was conceived to inspire and elevate Calgary’s business leaders today and in the future. Starting with a single glass tower and then growing to two, the architectural composition will be a masterpiece.
Designed with incomparable architectural skill by Pickard Chilton; experienced development management by Hines and constructed by Ellis Don with best-in-class materials, Eighth Avenue Place will be distinguished by its environmental and corporate leadership.
The two towers will become a landmark in the city’s skyline and provide over 1.8 million square feet of commercial office space for Calgary’s growing business community.
While the project was originally pre-certified Gold in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Core & Shell rating system, it has been pre-certified for the second time at the Platinum level as a result of a series of groundbreaking building innovations.
Lower operating costs, increased occupant comfort, safety and productivity have all been taken into account in the development of Eighth Avenue Place. Pre-certified LEED Platinum and registered in the LEED core and shell program to incorporate sustainable ‘green’ building practices, the towers reflect a whole-building approach to sustainability by focusing on responsible site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. The towers will function with an eye towards excellence in cost efficiency and environmental responsibility.
Eighth Avenue Place is the first building in Canada to utilize heating distribution techniques that decrease construction costs and operating costs while improving thermal comfort for occupants, the system distributes heat through the same overhead perimeter air delivery system that is utilized in cooling during the summer months. The high performance glazing systems at Eighth Avenue Place that mitigate cold surface temperatures, allowed for the elimination of baseboard radiator systems in the tower.
Other sustainable features and programs include:
- Installation of a state-of-the-art building management and control system to monitor and manage energy consumption and tenant comfort requests
- Reliance on outside air (at certain temperatures) to cool the building
- 40 percent reduction in water use through features such as ultra-low-flow urinals
- Provision of enclosed 300-stall bicycle parking with adjacent showers
- 50 percent landfill diversion of construction waste including that from the demolition of the previous buildings
- Use of low-emitting paints, adhesives and sealants
- Canada’s largest green roof encompassing 30,000 square feet
System One was hired by after construction by Lignum Interiors to help transform an ordinary stairwell into a beautiful corridor stairwell that employee’s and guests would enjoy using in hopes of reducing the amount elevator use; thus reducing power.