Inside look at MEC new East Vancouver headquarter
Canada’s leading outdoor retailer, MEC, relocates its headquarters into a next generation green building next Monday. We’re invited to preview the new space at 1077 Great Northern Way. The new LEED Platinum facility, designed by Proscenium Architecture and Interiors, was specially designed to encourage employee health and activity (inside and out), foster innovation and tread an extremely light environmental footprint. It features a cross-fit gym, yoga on the green roof, pro bouldering cave & massive bike room.
The LEED Platinum standard exceeds the City of Vancouver’s requirements, and it is one of the highest green building standards in the world. It is estimated to be 70 per cent more energy efficient than conventional Canadian office buildings. It will use approximately 60 per cent less potable water than other comparably sized buildings.
“MEC’s new head office is an inspiring example of the leading-edge investment and job creation taking place in Vancouver’s unprecedented boom in new office space,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “MEC’s commitment to innovative green building and creating green jobs represents a significant contribution to Vancouver’s economy and our goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. The new landmark head office is another huge boost for Vancouver’s False Creek Flats, which is fast emerging as a thriving district for innovation and green enterprise.”