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Thinking Outside the Box: The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited is Saving Energy in Vancouver’s Dense Downtown Core

JLL chosen to manage environmentally-friendly building alterations at 777 Dunsmuir Street

VANCOUVER, August 5, 2014 – Vancouver's reputation for sustainability can add one more innovation to the environmental footprint of its office buildings. JLL (NYSE:JLL) has been selected to manage the implementation of the Fēnix Energy geo-exchange system at Cadillac Fairview's 777 Dunsmuir Street office tower.

The addition of this system is expected to reduce the impact on the environment and increase energy efficiency of the heating system – reducing carbon emissions by up to 85 percent. It is expected to take four months to install, and will reduce overall heating costs significantly.

"Vancouver is a global leader in environmentally friendly innovations," said Tim Gilmour, Senior Vice President of Project and Development Services at JLL. "As the city continues to focus on its green agenda, advances like this will help to make big changes in some of the more densely built areas in the city, where any alterations need to be relatively compact."

The new system manages excess and unused energy which is stored, instead of released into the atmosphere. This project is implementing an innovative way to use a proven technology. By installing the system vertically below the mixed-use high rise, this will be the first time that this system has been put in place under an occupied building. Office and retail tenants will not be disrupted.

"Cadillac Fairview is always looking for ways to reduce its impact on the environment," says Ultan Kampff, General Manager, Pacific Centre and HSBC Building. "We're proud to be working with a local company that is innovating on a global scale. Together with Fēnix Energy, we're using home-grown technology to find sustainable solutions, increase our efficiency, and lower carbon emissions."

JLL is Canada's fastest growing commercial real estate firm. JLL has two offices in Toronto, with the headquarters located downtown. The firm also operates in, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. JLL manages more than 50 million square feet of facilities across Canada. The firm offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, advisory and appraisal services, debt capital markets, and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada. 


About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit