140 TaigaNova Crescent, Fort McMurray, Alberta
Developed by IEI: 2011
5.4 acres of land
Along highway 63 on the north end of Fort McMurray lies the TaigaNova Eco- Industrial Park. Developed as a showcase industrial development in Fort McMurray, Alberta, it is a highly efficient Eco-Industrial Park that uses green infrastructure and innovative sustainable design approaches resulting in a higher quality industrial development. Imperial Equities is proud to be one of the first developers to begin construction in the Eco Park.
In January 2010 Imperial completed a long term lease arrangement with Rental Services Corporation (subsequently sold to United Rentals) and soon after finalised the purchase of a 5.4 acre lot. Construction of the 26,400 ft² building began in September 2010. The building is a precast concrete tilt up structure that has incorporated many green friendly features aimed at reducing the amount of natural resources buildings consume both during and after construction is completed.
More than 10% of the entire site is landscaped with mostly native vegetation such as birch, poplar and spruce trees as well as many native shrubs. The balance of the yard area is concrete that is sloped to collect the surface water which is directed to the storm water retention pond. Water from the pond can be used for watering the landscaping throughout the summer months. The 2 story office component features a curtain wall glass facade that will allow a great deal of natural light while keeping a controlled environment throughout summer and winter.
Meet the Tenant
United Rentals – United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 1,180 rental locations in North America and 11 in Europe. In North America, the company operates in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 18,800 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,800 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $14.5 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.