TELUS supporting net-zero carbon emissions for businesses with accelerated deployment of Smart Building technologies across Canada

With buildings accounting for 13 per cent of Canada’s direct GHG emissions, TELUS Smart Building solutions help organizations save costs and streamline operations

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TELUS is accelerating the deployment of its Smart Building technologies across residential and commercial buildings throughout Canada, and empowering leading organizations, such as H&M and Arlington Street Investments, to reduce their energy consumption and adopt technology solutions that help them align with net-zero carbon emission mandates. With 78 per cent of operational building emissions coming from space and water heating equipment that burns fossil fuels, reducing carbon emissions from buildings and residents is a top priority for a healthier future. The adoption of TELUS Smart Building and IoT solutions enables businesses to better monitor, control and optimize their energy usage, save money and provide an enhanced experience for their residents, employees and customers without requiring extensive equipment replacements.

“Energy costs rank among the top operating expenses for businesses,” says Navin Arora, Executive Vice-president, TELUS and President, TELUS Business Solutions. “With TELUS Smart Building solutions, not only can we mitigate carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, we can also provide Canadian businesses with critical insights into their operational costs and energy efficiency, ultimately boosting net profit margins and helping them drive value for their employees, residents, customers and investors. Our mission is to enable businesses to thrive sustainably.”

TELUS’ Smart Building solutions focus on heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC) and lighting solutions, which integrate with existing building management systems to reduce disruptions during installation. A cloud-based platform gathers and analyzes energy data from various building systems, providing centralized monitoring and control. For instance, a retail company can gain full visibility into their energy consumption at every store and warehouse through a single interface, allowing headquarters to identify stores with excessive consumption and implement targeted energy-saving measures or make adjustments remotely in real-time. The solution also offers proactive maintenance alerts and early detection of equipment issues to prevent costly breakdowns and ensure smooth operations.

“It was important for us to find a partner whose values align with our own, as well as ensuring we have the right support to continue working towards our carbon neutral goal,” said Sierra Le Blanc, Head of Construction & Facilities, H&M CA & US Midwest. “Sustainability is a major focus in our business and it’s critical we have solid, reputable partners like TELUS to help us move the needle.”

“Our team looked throughout the entire market to find a fully integrated smart solution for our high profile urban multifamily projects to ensure that we not only met, but exceeded, our next level service commitment to our communities,” said Frank Lonardelli, Founder & CEO, Arlington Street Investments. “I was extremely impressed with what we found to be the only turnkey smart home security technology with a fully automated and digital building solution offered through TELUS. We are proud to be partnering with one of Canada’s greatest companies and brands.”

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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with more than $18 billion in annual revenue and over 18 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better.

Operating in 32 countries around the world, TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds, and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content moderation, for global and disruptive brands across strategic industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media, eCommerce and fintech, banking, financial services and insurance, health care, and others.

TELUS Health is a global health care leader, which provides employee and family primary and preventive health care and wellness solutions. Our TELUS team, along with our 100,000 health professionals, are leveraging the combination of TELUS’ strong digital and data analytics capabilities with our unsurpassed client service to dramatically improve remedial, preventive and mental health outcomes covering 67 million lives, and growing, around the world. As the largest provider of digital solutions and digital insights of its kind, TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods enables efficient and sustainable production from seed to store, helping improve the safety and quality of food and other goods in a way that is traceable to end consumers.

Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS and our team to contribute $1.6 billion, including 2.2 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.

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