Eighth Avenue Place certified LEED® Platinum

                 Eighth Avenue Place certified LEED® Platinum

PR Newswire

CALGARY, April 19, 2013

Property joins select club of highest standards of energy-efficiency in Canada

CALGARY, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/  - 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 

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.

SOURCE Ivanhoé Cambridge

Image with caption: "Eighth Avenue Place, Calgary, Alberta, certified LEED
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Ivanhoé Cambridge
Sébastien Théberge
Senior Director, Public Affairs and Communications
Media Info:+1.866 456-3342

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Dénes Németh
Manager, Corporate Communication
Mobile: 780-932-4013

Matco Investments
Iain McCorkindale
Telephone:(403) 718-2126
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