Telus Tower is going to be one of the first new towers constructed in Toronto in a long time. It could also be one of the most technologically advanced towers in Canada. Using the LEED certification system as a guideline for design, the Telus Tower will pursue Silver level certification. It’s expected to cost about $250 M to build, with about 30 stories comprising 780,000 sf of office space. Telus will occupy about 60% of the building when it is completed by the beginning of 2009.
In addition to the LEED elements, Telus Tower is going to be a showcase of "Future Friendly™" Technology in both building automation systems and tenant environments. This will include floor-to-ceiling windows, raised floors for underfloor distribution of hot/cool air, and state-of-the-art communications cabling and electrical power.
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