Manulife Financial Tower, 980 Howe Street

Manulife Financial Tower, 980 Howe Street

Manulife Financial Tower, 980 Howe Street

Sustainable Innovations Distinguish this Contemporary Office

The Manulife Office tower at 980 Howe St. is a highly sustainable, 16-story building and a model of clean, contemporary office design in downtown Vancouver. The facility provides 245,000 square feet of leasable office space over street level retail. Adjacent to Vancouver’s downtown entertainment district, the office development is located within three blocks of the City Centre Canada Line station with a direct link to Vancouver International Airport.

Designed with Endall Elliot Associates, the all-glass building incorporates a number of innovative features to reduce solar heat gain and ensure energy efficiency, while preserving transparency and a sense of openness.

  • Subtle layering of light colors and textures projects a simple, almost minimalist expression
  • Shared penthouse meeting room on the 16th floor, complete with roof terraces
  • Floor-to-floor glass incorporates high performance glazing
  • Outdoor air systems controlled by CO2 sensors 
  • Outdoor air preheated with heat recovery from exhaust air
  • 85% air stream filtration efficiency
  • Gas boilers designed to be up to 97% efficient (17% beyond the minimum requirements)
  • High efficiency centrifugal chillers
  • Water for irrigation using rainwater harvesting
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures
Manulife Financial Tower, 980 Howe Street
Client
Manulife
Location

Vancouver, BC
Canada

Size
268,908 SF (24,982 m²)
Certifications
LEED Certified Gold
Services

Awards

The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards, Winner (2018)
100,000 to 249,999 Square Feet Category
Building Owners and Manager's Association International
The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards, Winner (2018)
Best New Building
Building Owners and Manager's Association British Columbia
The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards, Winner (2018)
Best New Building
Building Owners and Manager's Association Canada
Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence, Winner (2018)
Best Office Development
NAIOP Vancouver & Business in Vancouver