Britannia Crossing Soars with Sustainability

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New LiveRoof® System tops off Britannia Crossings list of environmentally-friendly features

Britania Crossing Living Roof by LiveRoof

The LiveRoof living roof surrounds the thirds story play area.

The living roof also provides a level of safety for Kids and Company by surrounding their play area and helping to control the temperature of the area

Britannia Crossing located at 5119 Elbow Drive SW, is the new home to a large green roof located on the third floor surrounding the outdoor play area of one of its tenants, Kids and Company. The living roof was installed this summer and completes an enviable list of environmental and health-friendly building features, with the goal of attaining LEED Gold certification. The five-story, mixed-use building is also home to OPUS Corporation its owner, Browns Socialhouse, Café Artigiano and a number of other retail merchants and office tenants. In addition to the green roof, the building also has solar panels, uses low emitting materials, a green cleaning policy, green power initiatives, regional and recycled materials, a hybrid company car and many more initiatives to create a sustainable environment.

“We considered the benefits the green roof had for the community and our tenants as we planned this development. The benefits ranged from a better work environment for our tenants and employees to numerous environmental benefits that just could not be ignored,” said Hannes Kovac, President and CEO of OPUS Corporation. “The living roof also provides a level of safety for Kids and Company by surrounding their play area and helping to control the temperature of the area. It provides a more aesthetically appealing view for those working on the fourth and fifth floors as well.”

“We have also gained an increased understanding of the operation and management of the LiveRoof system for more projects down the road,” Kovac continued.

Eagle Lake Landscape Supply custom grew the 2,000 sq. ft. vegetative roof using locally sourced plants and soil in recycled plastic modules. The green roof was delivered fully mature, and the LiveRoof installation was performed by the Skyline Group, of Rocky View, AB.

“We applaud developers like OPUS Corporation and their commitment to their employees, tenants, community and the environment,” says Eric Heuver, owner, Eagle Lake Landscape. “We value the opportunity to partner with them in creating living, sustainable projects in urban settings that protect and strengthen natural resources such as waterways and more.”

Green roofs provide nature function and beauty. A patented, subterranean modular system unites the soil and plants creating a naturally beautiful meadow-like aesthetic. The roofs provide aesthetic, environmental and social benefits.

Financial benefits can also be achieved from a vegetative roof including: extension of roof life, energy conservation, enhanced public relations, and conservation of municipal septic systems. To learn more about the benefits of the LiveRoof vegetated roof system visit LiveRoof.com

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Please contact: Nathan Gill, 403.669.7706, liveroof(at)eaglelakelandscape.com

About LiveRoof® Global, LLC
LiveRoof Global, LLC (http://www.liveroof.com) is the horticultural science company that developed the LiveRoof® Hybrid System, whose natural function and natural beauty offer the highest level of green roof performance at the lowest level acquisition-installation-maturation-maintenance costs. Combining the best elements of proven green roof technologies, LiveRoof establishes a seamless vegetative surface rooted in a continuous layer of soil. This design maximizes environmental benefits, energy savings and rooftop aesthetics. Regional growers in its global network adapt LiveRoof plants for local conditions and customize plant selection for every project. The proof is on the roof showcased in LiveRoof projects that stand out as signature elements on commercial, public, university and school buildings throughout the globe.

About Eagle Lake Landscape Supply
Since 1998, Eagle Lake Landscape Supply has provided Calgary-area contractors and residential customers with progressive landscaping products, dependable delivery services and exceptional one-on-one customer care. Located in Calgary’s southeast corner, the 6,000 square foot Sales Centre and four-acre supply yard offers one of the city’s widest varieties of unique professional landscaping materials, from decorative natural stone and precast products to unique vertical living wall systems and much more. Eagle Lake Landscape Supply has been the exclusive LiveRoof® licensed grower servicing Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba since 2009.

Media Contact:
Nathan Gill
403.669.7706
liveroof(at)eaglelakelandscape.com

About OPUS Corporation
OPUS is a Calgary based full service commercial real estate developer that has been operating in Western Canada for over 32 years. OPUS is a leader in commercial real estate, developing over 25 million square feet of attractive and functional buildings. OPUS projects span the country from British Columbia to Ontario where it has delivered quality spaces for mixed use, commercial, office, industrial and retail clients across Canada. OPUS's in house expertise in mixed use commercial, office, industrial, retail and institutional projects ensures projects always reflect stakeholders values and beliefs to deliver projects on time and on budget.

Media Contact:
Angela Hill
Manager, Leasing and Marketing
#500, 5119 Elbow Drive S.W.
Calgary, AB T2V 1H2
403.209.5564
Cell: 403.801.4045
http://www.opuscorp.ca

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