Shift Energy Group Inc. (‘Shift’) is pleased to announce it has been contracted by Jawl Properties and Concert Properties to develop and build one of the largest solar arrays on Vancouver Island.
We invite the media down for the crane lift of the panels on August 23rd at 10am at Capital Park (525 Superior Street, Victoria). Representatives will be on-site to answer any questions regarding this exciting project.
The 251-panel (114 KW) system will be installed on the roof of the Capital Park complex. Benchmark BC rates Capital Park fifth in the Province for GHG Emissions Intensity performance and both offices are LEED Platinum. The power generated by the solar array will feed the mechanical panel for the buildings to reduce the need for electricity from the grid.
Capital Park is home to a number of government ministries including the Ministry of Environment. “Jawl and Concert Properties have long been leaders in sustainability and energy conservation in this Province. We’re very excited to have been chosen to work with them and showcase the potential for solar power at Capital Park,” says Colyn Strong, President of Shift.
“We co-developed Capital Park with Jawl Properties with a vision of transforming this neighbourhood into a thriving, sustainable, master-planned community, with a diverse mix of office, retail, and rental and condominium housing,” says Craig Watters, Senior Vice President of Development at Concert. “We’re proud to have achieved that goal, and through the partnership with Shift, we are excited to see that vision of a sustainable community deepen through the use of solar power.”
“Environmental sustainability has been a guiding principle for Capital Park since the initial design of the project. While solar PV was not a viable alternative when the office buildings were initially built, the preparation work was done for a future installation as it felt inevitable that things would evolve”, says Karen Jawl, Director of Jawl Properties. “It is exciting to see that only five years later innovation and technological advances have closed the gap to make solar power not only the right environmental choice but also the right financial decision.”
About Shift Energy Group Inc (www.shift.ca)
Founded in 2010, Shift is a renewable energy company specializing in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of solar power and energy storage projects.
About Jawl Properties (www.jawlproperties.com)
Jawl Properties is an integrated developer, owner and manager of premium commercial real estate in Victoria, BC. Jawl Properties strives to provide their clients with market-leading space solutions through responsive management services and an unwavering commitment to high quality construction and maintenance practices.
About Concert Properties (www.concertproperties.com)
Since 1989, Concert has proudly developed, acquired and managed Canadian real estate in pursuit of building a people-first future. With over $8 billion in assets, we are backed and owned by over 200,000 Canadians, represented by union and management pension plans. We deliver rental apartments, condominiums, seniors' active aging communities, industrial and commercial properties, and public infrastructure projects, and in each business, our vision remains the same: building resilient, inclusive, sustainable communities.