TFI International Inc. Coming to Wilkinson
The New Generation of Zero Carbon Energy Efficient Warehouses
18 August 2017, Dartmouth, NS
East Port Properties is pleased to announce TFI International Inc. will become the first tenant for The Wilkinson Project.
The Wilkinson Project is part of the Zero Carbon Building Pilot Project with the Canadian Green Building Council. CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard is Canada’s first green building program to make carbon emissions the key indicator for building performance.
The new building, currently under construction, is located on 495 Wilkinson Avenue in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and is designed to be the next generation of energy efficient warehouses. The development will include five multi-tenant warehouses with this first building scheduled for occupancy in the spring of 2018.
“Energy costs are continuing to rise,” said Charles Duchesne, Leasing Manager, TFI International Inc. “Green design attributes in a building result in a bottom-line benefit for businesses.”
The buildings will feature a tight and well-insulated building envelope, heat recovery ventilation, and a central in-floor heating system supplied by air-to-water heat pumps with a peak-load natural gas boiler. A net-metered solar PV system will offset the cost of both fuel sources to provide the tenant zero (or near zero) heating costs for the base building heating system. In addition, the buildings will be equipped with windows and skylights for maximum use of daylighting, LED lights with motion sensors, and the use of automation and energy efficient ventilation systems.
“We are very pleased that TFI International Inc. supports and believes in our Wilkinson philosophy,” said Judy Wall, President, East Port Properties Limited.
The Wilkinson warehouses are built to be the next generation of warehouses using East Port Properties’ extensive knowledge of efficient warehouse design and current cost-effective technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase tenants’ bottom line through lower operating costs.
About TFI International Inc.
TFI International Inc. is a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, operating across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through its subsidiaries. TFI International Inc. creates value for shareholders by identifying strategic acquisitions and managing a growing network of wholly-owned operating subsidiaries. Under the TFI International Inc. umbrella, companies benefit from financial and operational resources to build their businesses and increase their efficiency.
About East Port Properties
East Port Properties is the leading development company for workplace real estate in Atlantic Canada. Since 1981, East Port Properties has developed millions of square feet of office, commercial, research, industrial warehouse, parkade, and recreational facilities, primarily in Metro Halifax and St. John’s.
About The Zero Carbon Building Pilot Project
The Wilkinson Project is part of the Zero Carbon Building Pilot Project with the Canadian Green Building Council. CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard is Canada’s first green building program to make carbon emissions the key indicator for building performance. With this new standard, Canada joins an elite group of countries – including Australia, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States – who are showing leadership in carbon reduction.
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