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Arthur Erickson achieves Zero Carbon Building-Performance certification

February 6, 2024  By  Anthony Capkun

February 6, 2024 – Arthur Erickson Place on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, B.C., has achieved the Zero Carbon Building-Performance (ZCB) Standard certification from Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC).

The announcement was made by KingSett Capital, Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. (in joint venture with Vestcor Inc.) and Reliance Properties Ltd., co-owners of the edifice.

“In collaboration with our partners, we continue to demonstrate that complex, deep carbon retrofits of iconic buildings like Arthur Erickson Place and the Royal York Hotel can be done in a way that is economically viable and environmentally impactful,” said Rob Kumer, CEO, KingSett Capital.

The three-year decarbonization process, which began in 2022, involves retrofitting the 363,000-sf, 26-storey commercial building. The process is expected to be complete in 2025, at which point Arthur Erickson Place will have reduced its carbon emissions by 97%.


Arthur’s new mechanical upgrades and features include optimized HVAC controls, as well as electric boilers, heat pumps, and air-handling units.

When all is said and done, the decarbonization process will result in a 40% reduction in the building’s energy consumption.

Achieving ZCB-Performance certification for Arthur Erickson Place demonstrates the building’s energy efficiency, explains KingSett, and reflects the investment its co-owners have made to minimize carbon emissions from its operations.

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