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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.

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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

    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
    building.

    Stop 2: Royal Alberta Museum - Donna Clare, DIALOG

    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
    touring features.

    Stop 3: Edmonton Tower - Robyn Webb, Environmental Strategies Team at the City of Edmonton

    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
    developments.

    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

    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

    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
    certified.

    Stop 6: Robbins Health Learning Centre - Kalen Pilkington, director of sustainability at MacEwan University

    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
    for students.

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