Ritchie Bros. global headquarters in Burnaby, B.C. certified LEED Gold

Ritchie Bros. global headquarters in Burnaby, B.C. certified LEED Gold 
164,000 square foot commercial office is home to 400+ employees, corporate 
child-care centre, fitness facility and café 
VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: 
RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, officially announces it has 
received LEED Gold certification of its international head office in Burnaby, 
B.C. This 15,200+-square-metre (164,000-ft(2)) commercial office is home to 
400+ employees, a corporate child-care centre, fitness facility and café. 
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third-party 
certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the 
design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The 
Ritchie Bros. head office was certified by the Canada Green Building Council 
(CaGBC) under the category of New Construction and was officially opened in 
"This is a very important achievement for Ritchie Bros. as it showcases our 
dedication to our employees and the environment around us," said Peter Blake, 
Chief Executive Officer of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "We had a great team to 
help guide us through the planning, design and construction process for LEED 
certification: B+H Architects, MHPM Project Managers Inc., Ventana 
Construction, Core Group Consultants, Applied Engineering Solutions Ltd., 
Stantec, Steelcase Inc., CBRE Ltd. and The Great-West Life Assurance Co. 
Together we focused on achieving high performance in key areas of human and 
environmental health, resulting in the construction of a building that is a 
great home for our employees and has minimal impact on the environment, as 
well as being energy efficient and cost effective." 
Some LEED features of the building: 

    --  Lighting: 75% of work spaces receive natural daylight and 90%
        have views to the exterior
    --  Air Quality: Copy & janitor rooms have dedicated exhaust
        systems; carbon dioxide monitors located throughout the
        building; carpet, tile and furniture have little to no off
    --  Recycled and Used Materials: 75% of construction waste was
        recycled or reused
    --  Energy Savings: Automatic lighting for interior and exterior to
        reduce light pollution and save energy; roof built with
        reflective materials to reduce interior heat (less need for air
    --  Water Use: High-efficiency plumbing fixtures and exterior
        irrigation system; many native drought-resistant plants used to
        reduce the amount of watering required

Other employee-focused features of the building:
    --  Child-care centre: Licensed to care for 59 infants, toddlers,
        preschoolers and a limited number of school age children. The
        centre is available to staff members' children at a subsidized
        rate. The centre is also open to neighboring businesses, when
        space permits.
    --  Café: Catered by Corporate Classics Caterers, the café provides
        healthy choices for staff at relatively low prices. Also
        subsidized by Ritchie Bros., the café features a rotating daily
        menu and a selection of "grab and go items".
    --  Workout Facility: Contains modern, high quality equipment
        including treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes,
        stair climber, rowing machine, total gyms as well as benches
        with free weights. It is available for staff (as well as their
        family & friends) to use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
        workout facility is managed and maintained by Fitness Science

About Ritchie Bros.

Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the 
world's largest industrial auctioneer, selling more equipment to on-site and 
online bidders than any other company in the world. Ritchie Bros. offers 
services that enable the world's builders to easily and confidently exchange 
equipment. The Company conducts hundreds of unreserved public auctions each 
year, selling a broad range of used and unused equipment, trucks and other 
assets utilized in the construction, transportation, agricultural, material 
handling, mining, forestry, petroleum and marine industries. Ritchie Bros. has 
over 110 locations in more than 25 countries, including 44 auction sites 
worldwide. The Company maintains a web site at www.rbauction.com and sponsors 
an equipment wiki at www.RitchieWiki.com

ATTENTION MEDIA: Photos and other media resources are available for use at 
http://www.rbauction.com/media. Members of the public and the media can follow 
Ritchie Bros. on Twitter @RitchieBros.

Ian Malinski - Corporate Communications Specialist Phone: +1.778.331.5432 

SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

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