TELUS Garden, the company’s new office in downtown Vancouver, is one of North America’s greenest buildings. That is why the Canada Green Building Council awarded it the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification and it also received the impressive 2016 Architizer A+ Award for Office High Rise.
Its innovative design includes: a district energy system that recovers energy that would normally be wasted and uses it to heat and cool air and water for both the office and residential towers, as well as the retail space; Vancouver’s largest solar panel array; a rainwater capture system to irrigate its 10,000 sq. ft. of garden terraces;
high-efficiency motion sensor lighting; charging stations for electric vehicles; and numerous other design elements that improve its environmental performance.
These sustainability features will contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions of more than 1,000 tonnes annually. Its innovative design was inspired by nature and advances the company’s mission to create a healthier, more sustainable future, demonstrating what the built environment of the future could look like.