Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: AX.UN) (“Artis” or the “REIT”) announced today that, as part of its commitment to reduce potential adverse effects on the environment and promoting the use of energy efficient tenant practices, it received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (“LEED®”) certification at eight of its office properties, seven in Canada and one in the United States.
In January 2015, LEED® Platinum certification was awarded to 220 Portage Avenue (Royal Bank Building) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, while LEED® Gold certification was awarded to Stampede Station, 800 5th Avenue, and 109 Quarry Park Blvd SE located in Calgary, Alberta, 360 Main located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and North Scottsdale Corporate Centre II located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The MTS Place buildings, located at 333 Main Street and 191 Pioneer Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba also received LEED® Silver certification.
At Artis REIT, environmental responsibility is a core value, as well as a sound business proposition. We are committed to conducting business in a responsible manner, minimizing our carbon footprint, waste generation, water and energy consumption.
As with all key business metrics, Artis is committed to the path of continuous improvement in the field of sustainability.
Armin Martens, P. Eng., M.B.A.
President & C.E.O.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
Through the creation and management of environmental programs and protection policies, Artis endeavors to minimize its potential negative environmental impact such as excess waste generation, and seeks to use energy efficient and environmentally friendly products in its buildings. To date, Artis has 21 properties with a LEED® designation, 22 properties with Energy Star rating and 49 properties with a Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Building Environmental Standards (BEST) certification.
Our Certified Properties