Why settle for less when you can lead the way?
Commercial buildings account for 23% of Edmonton’s energy use, and over 60% of Edmonton’s greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity and natural gas. Key sustainability leaders in Edmonton’s downtown community have done something about this. Their strategies make their buildings more environmentally friendly, and are the right moves from comfort, aesthetic, and economic perspectives.
Join a different leader at each location, as they explain the unique steps they have taken. Six downtown Edmonton buildings are included in this walking tour, starting at the beautiful City Hall. Listen to audio tours on this website, or subscribe to the podcast feed to download the tours on your mobile device. Print this page for a map to take with you.
Stop 1: Edmonton City Hall - Robyn Webb, Environmental Strategies Team at the City of Edmonton
Edmonton City Hall is the home to the mayor and city council and also a
number of City staff. The building is not only used for council
meetings, it is also a public gathering place in Edmonton. City Hall
holds the downtown farmer’s market in the winter time and many
gatherings and celebrations that take place in the sunny atrium of the
Stop 2: Royal Alberta Museum - Donna Clare, DIALOG
The Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) is one of
Canada’s leading museums of human and natural history. Located in
Edmonton, the museum collects, preserves, researches, interprets, and
exhibits specimens and objects related to the heritage of Alberta’s
people and natural environment. The museum’s expansive permanent
galleries feature engaging exhibits complemented by internationally
Stop 3: Edmonton Tower - Robyn Webb, Environmental Strategies Team at the City of Edmonton
Edmonton Tower is the first office building to be completed in downtown
Edmonton’s ICE District, home of the new Rogers Place Arena and future
site of multiple retail, entertainment, commercial and residential
The Edmonton Tower is home to over 2000 City of Edmonton staff, 150
secure bike lock ups plus showers and a change room, and 360 parking
stalls. The building is 27 floors and 60,400 square meters.
Stop 4: Stantec Tower - Tanya Doran, Stantec Consulting
Stantec Tower will be a 66 floor mixed use tower located within the
Edmonton Ice District constructed to LEED standards. Comprised of a 4
story retail podium, multi tenanted office space to level 28 and
residential above, Stantec Tower will include 1.3 million sq. feet and
be Edmonton’s tallest building, at 224 metre (735 ft).
Stop 5: Rogers Place - Mike McFaul, facility operations at Rogers Place
Edmonton’s new downtown arena is home to the Edmonton Oilers, hosts some
of the city’s biggest concerts, and many more significant entertainment
events. The iconic downtown building is a leader in environmental
awareness and was constructed in less than three years at a total cost
of more than $600 million.This state-of-the-art facility will act as a
catalyst to the city’s downtown core while also setting the bar for
future growth and sustainability.
Rogers place is the first LEED Silver-certified NHL Facility in Canada.
It is only the second newly built arena in North America to be LEED
Stop 6: Robbins Health Learning Centre - Kalen Pilkington, director of sustainability at MacEwan University
The Robbins Health Learning Center was built in 2007, and it houses the
health learning programs at MacEwan University. The building is a LEED
silver building. It houses approximately 2,000 students and 200 staff
members, and is a very dynamic environment. It contains lecture
theaters, gathering spaces, labs, and a wide variety of practical spaces