SOURCE: IP5280

September 19, 2007 13:00 ET

Construction Firm Aardex Selects IP5280 Communications for a Greener Colorado

Using VoIP vs. Traditional Phone Lines Saves Energy From Copper Wire Production, Reduces Waste, Promotes Employee Productivity

ENGLEWOOD, CO and GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwire - September 19, 2007) - IP5280 Communications, Colorado's business VoIP specialists, announced today an agreement to provide Internet voice and data communications to Denver-based Aardex LLC, a national, full service design, development and construction firm of User Effective Buildings.

In June, Aardex completed the construction of Signature Centre, a one-of-a-kind "green" office building in Denver West, and proudly announced the building's Platinum certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) -- the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Signature Centre is the first commercial LEED Platinum building in Colorado.

As part of the design considerations for the physical office environment at Signature Centre, Aardex selected IP5280's Internet voice and data communications for its offices because VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) eliminates the need for copper phone cabling used with traditional phones. Instead, IP5280's hosted VoIP operates over the same wiring infrastructure used for broadband Internet service, eliminating more than half of the required wiring.

"We chose IP5280 for the advanced communication services that VoIP delivers to our employees and the green solution it offers the environment," said Brian Fisher, Information Technology Systems Administrator for Aardex. "We realized an even greater value by eliminating the existing phone system and telephone wires disbursed to every office. The fundamental goal for Aardex is to carve out the waste and focus on a cleaner environment."

Aardex also selected IP5280's hosted VoIP service due to realized cost savings and better productivity among employees. VoIP users can "future proof" their phone system by receiving software updates, making hardware replacement less frequent. Further, advanced features such as sending voicemail to an email inbox, simultaneous ring on multiple phones, and the integration of telephony functions with computer applications like Outlook all create a more efficient and productive workplace for employees. VoIP also makes telecommuting, a growing trend for the environmentally conscious worker, easier than ever.

"According to industry statistics, more than 1.5 billion pounds of copper is freshly mined for use in IT cables each year, and U.S. copper and copper alloy consumption in electrical and electronic applications produces more than 80 billion pounds of waste," said John Scarborough, co-founder and managing partner of IP5280. "With hundreds of millions of miles of copper wire crisscrossing the U.S., one of the largest man-made deposits of copper on the planet is the current phone network twisted throughout the nation's corporate offices. With VoIP, we are helping to drive not only a technology change, but an environmental change, by retiring old phone networks, promoting recycling vs. mining, and reducing our planets dependency on energy-intensive natural resources. We are proud to be working with the Aardex team and look forward to working with other businesses in Colorado and across the country to support a greener environment."

About IP5280

IP5280 is Colorado's VoIP Company, a Denver-based, next generation communications provider specializing in VoIP and converged IP voice and data services, with several hundred business customers in the Rocky Mountain region. IP5280 provides businesses the most advanced IP solutions to meet a variety of voice, data and IP networking needs. Visit http://www.IP5280.com, (303) 800-0000.

About Aardex

Founded in 1983, Aardex LLC is a nationwide, full service developer, construction manager and property services firm based in Denver, Colorado. A recognized leader in build-to-suit User Effective® workplaces, Aardex provides development, design, construction and property services. With a focus on build-to-suit sustainable development, company founder Rick Butler authored the book "User Effective Buildings," clearly defining the link between use of space and productivity. Visit http://www.aardex.com, 303-987-9000.

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