The TELUS Garden development has converted an outdated Downtown Vancouver street into a future-friendly community fusing aesthetics, urban design and environmental stewardship. TELUS Garden’s 22-storey, 450,000 ft2 office tower at the southwest corner of West Georgia and Richards streets has transformed the telecommunications giant’s existing headquarters on the city block into one of the most technologically and environmentally-advanced sites of commerce, employment and living in the world.
The office tower is the first building in Canada to target and receive the 2009 LEED Platinum standard with features that include an innovative site wide utility, rainwater harvesting and solar panel systems. The landmark development reinforces TELUS’s commitment to Vancouver and contributes significantly to the City’s goal of becoming the greenest city in the world. TELUS Garden is also quickly garnering a reputation as a hub for innovation, business and social activity in the city core.