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Eighth Avenue Place certified LEED® Platinum

Property joins select club of highest standards of energy-efficiency in Canada 
CALGARY, April 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Ivanhoé Cambridge, Alberta Investment 
Management Corporation and Matco Investments, co-owners of Eighth Avenue Place 
in Calgary, Alberta, are proud to announce that Eighth Avenue Place has been 
awarded LEED® Platinum Core and Shell certification under the U.S. Green 
Building Council's LEED rating system. The Core and Shell designation covers 
base building elements such as its structure, envelope and air distribution 
systems. 
Obtaining LEED® Platinum certification for AAA commercial office space is a 
significant achievement. This distinction is a result of the owners' efforts 
to raise the bar with regards to sustainability and energy resource management 
while offering their tenants the best office space on the market. 
"When we were looking at signing an office lease and securing the best 
environment for our employees, it was clear that sustainability was a factor 
in our decision-making," said Kevin Neveu, President and CEO, Precision 
Drilling Corporation "Not only is Eighth Avenue Place the most prestigious 
business address in Calgary, it shares Precision Drilling Corporation's 
commitment to sustainable development." 
A sustainable building 
Eighth Avenue Place's sustainable design features and programs include: 


    --  Installation of a state-of-the-art building management and
        control system to monitor and manage energy consumption and
        tenant comfort requests
    --  Reliance on outside air (at certain temperatures) to cool the
        building
    --  40% reduction in water use through features such as
        ultra-low-flow urinals and low-flow water closets
    --  Provision of enclosed 300-stall bicycle parking with adjacent
        showers
    --  Over 75% landfill diversion of construction waste including
        that from the demolition of the previous buildings
    --  Use of low-emitting paints, adhesives and sealants
    --  Use of environmentally sensitive refrigerants
    --  Canada's largest green roof encompassing more than 2,700 m(2)
        (30,000 ft(2))

Eighth Avenue Place is a 49-storey tower, a two-storey retail podium spanning 
a full city block and featuring a dramatic atrium winter garden, a 1,143-car, 
below-grade parking garage. Construction began in December 2007 and was 
completed in the summer of 2011. Construction on Phase II West Tower began 
in March 2012 and will be a 78,000 m(2) (840,000 ft(2)), 40-storey office 
tower. It is scheduled for completion in summer 2014 and is fully pre-leased. 
Hines is the development manager.

For more information: eighthavenueplace.com.

About Ivanhoé Cambridge
Ivanhoé Cambridge is a world-class real estate company that leverages its 
high-level expertise in all aspects of real estate including investment, 
development, asset management, leasing and operations, to deliver an optimal 
return for its investors. Through its multiple subsidiaries, its assets in 
more than 20 countries are valued at over Cdn$35 billion as at December 31, 
2012. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt 
et placement du Québec (lacaisse.com), one of Canada's leading institutional 
fund managers. For more information, visit ivanhoecambridge.com.

About Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
AIMCo is one of Canada's largest and most diversified institutional investment 
managers. AIMCo was established on January 1, 2008 with a mandate to provide 
superior long-term investment results for its clients. AIMCo operates 
independently from the Government of Alberta and invests globally on behalf of 
28 pension, endowment and government funds in the Province of Alberta, 
including the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. For more information about 
AIMCo, visit www.aimco.alberta.ca.

About Matco
Matco Investments Ltd. is a private investment firm with interests in oil and 
gas and real estate. Matco's real estate interests are primarily development 
projects of significance located in and around Calgary, Alberta. Matco and 
associated entities have direct involvement in the energy industry and Matco's 
focus on real estate investment is in markets where the energy industry is an 
important market factor.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Sébastien Théberge Senior Director, Public Affairs and 
Communications sebastien.theberge@ivanhoecambridge.com Media Info:+1.866 
456-3342

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) Dénes Németh Manager, 
Corporate Communication denes.nemeth@aimco.alberta.ca Office:780-392-3857 
Mobile: 780-932-4013

Matco Investments Iain McCorkindale imccorkindale@matcocap.com 
Telephone:(403) 718-2126

Image with caption: "Eighth Avenue Place, Calgary, Alberta, certified LEED 
Platinum. (CNW Group/Ivanhoé Cambridge)". Image available at:  
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SOURCE: Ivanhoé Cambridge

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CO: Ivanhoé Cambridge
ST: Quebec
NI: REL RET ENT 

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