VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2010) - Greenscape Capital Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GRN) -
- Leading-edge technologies including solar power, geothermal, and wind make meaningful contribution to both ecology and the local economy with the creation of 100 new jobs at Canopy facility
Greenscape Capital Group Inc. ("Greenscape") is pleased to report that Canopy Airport Parking (formerly known as Green Park), expected to be the world's greenest parking facility, is ahead of schedule and currently slated to open for customers during the holiday season starting mid-November 2010. With capacity for 4200 vehicles, this new green facility, located at 8100 Tower Road at Denver International Airport, showcases a variety of advanced environmentally-friendly technologies, including solar power, geothermal, wind, CNG, Biodiesel and hybrid shuttles all helping to reduce consumption, costs and emissions. Canopy Airport Parking will attain LEED Gold certification and is also striving for Platinum certification by the Green Parking Council, the non-profit organization responsible for certifying parking structures that incorporate ecologically and socially beneficial technologies.
Canopy Airport Parking is also creating 100 jobs for the operation of its facility. A job fair for interested applicants took place on October 12th, 2010, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Denver, CO.
The recently-announced Garage Juice Bar charging stations for electric vehicles will be among the many innovative technologies available to customers parking at Canopy Airport Parking. Co-created with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Garage Juice Bar provides charging on a complimentary basis to help speed the adoption and deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations across North America. Garage Juice Bar is a high-power Level-2 EV charging station with the SAE-approved J-1772 charge point that will work with all OEM EV cars.
BMW Group DesignworksUSA also partnered with Canopy Airport Parking to create the brand experience, look and feel for this benchmark green parking facility. Through this collaboration DesignworksUSA is developing systems that create a unified and uniquely rewarding customer experience for patrons across all touch points. This experience will convey Canopy's values in an integrally connected manner to heighten the sustainable foundations of this facility, and build brand equity through a highly positive customer journey. This process began with DesignworksUSA first developing an identity that communicates the brand values, positioning and promise of the facility.
Propark, the operating partner at the Canopy Airport Parking facility, is one of the leading parking companies in the United States and has been pivotal in aiding the evolution of the green parking movement. This initiative at DIA is the latest example of Propark's commitment to advance sustainable systems and design within communities.
About Canopy Airport Parking
Canopy Airport Parking, a 4200-space parking facility at 8100 Tower Road, Commerce City, CO is currently slated to open for customers in mid-November 2010, who can begin reservations by visiting www.Canopyairportparking.com. Canopy Airport Parking will offer customers indoor valet, covered self-parking, and open air parking, each delivering a heightened customer experience. Canopy Airport Parking will serve as a practical demonstration of multiple advanced environmentally-friendly technologies to help convey the message that doing it right provides a better return for all stakeholders, especially the local community who will benefit from its environmental benefits and employment.
Propark America is one of the nation's leading parking companies, providing sustainable parking management and parking-related real estate services across the country. Founded in 1984, Propark has successfully merged green, environmental ideals into daily operations, while preserving the company's entrepreneurial spirit and unique culture of creative innovation. Propark's corporate ethos and growing portfolio of diverse properties are transforming the parking industry's approach to sustainable design, development and operations.
About BMW Group DesignworksUSA and Collaboration with Canopy Airport Parking
To this collaboration with Canopy, DesignworksUSA brings its longstanding knowledge of sustainability captured through their Sustainability Management System (SMS) that has been in place since 2001. DesignworksUSA's additional clients in the field of sustainability include AeroVironment, Cyber-Rain, and BMW Group (DesignworksUSA's parent), with which it co-created the landmark Vision Efficient Dynamics hybrid concept vehicle unveiled in 2009. In September 2010, BMW Group was once again ranked the world's most sustainable automotive company by The Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
BMW Group DesignworksUSA provides design strategy, research, design development, sustainability consulting, brand communications, 3D modeling, and color, materials, and finish to many of the world's great brands. In addition to being the creative partner to BMW Group, which includes BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, additional DesignworksUSA clients include Boeing Business Jets, Siemens, John Deere, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Sony to name a few. President Laurenz Schaffer leads DesignworksUSA, which includes studios in Los Angeles, Munich, and Singapore. With global resources and forward-thinking clients across a wide spectrum of industries, DesignworksUSA has an unparalleled understanding of consumers and the world that surrounds them, both today and years into the future. In 2010, Fast Company magazine ranked DesignworksUSA as the world's "#1 Most Innovative Company in Design", and among the "Most Innovative Companies for 2010".
Greenscape Capital Group increases environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and profitability of companies and their operations. Greenscape Capital is focused on dramatically increasing the profitability of commercial facilities through enhanced energy efficiency and environmental best practices. When marked opportunities arise, Greenscape also invests in other companies that operate in the environmental space, providing strategic capital and business advisory services to assist companies in achieving their environmental and corporate goals. www.greenscapecapital.com
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Bryan Slusarchuk, CEO and Director
Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding certain future events. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. In particular, there are several risks which may delay the opening of the Canopy Airport Parking facility to later than expected.
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