Taking the Pulse at 25 York

Winter 2016 Newsletter
February 8, 2016

On Thursday, November 26th, 2015, 25 York St. in Toronto’s south financial core achieved a Canadian first with the LEED Dynamic Plaque installation in the main lobby. It was installed by Honeywell Building Solutions with the support of the United States Green Building Council and Canada Green Building Council.

The plaque monitors up-to-the-minute performance across five categories including energy, water, waste, occupant transportation and human experience. The plaque itself will help building occupants and building managers monitor things such as resource usage and carbon footprints.

“We are committed to pushing the boundaries of smart buildings, identifying new methods to leverage connectivity and improve our facilities,” said Sonya Buikema, Menkes’s vice-president, commercial property management. “Honeywell’s technology and services complement our philosophy, and expand the ways in which we’re able to drive performance and better serve our customers.”

The LEED Dynamic Plaque makes the invisible actionable and offers a means for interacting with buildings of all types and sizes on multiple levels to enable property owners and tenants to track and manage performance. Data from building management systems can be inputted to update the LEED Performance Score, which works on a 12-month rolling average and changes every time new information is added.

In addition to the new LEED Dynamic Plaque, 25 York became Toronto’s first LEED EB:O&M Platinum building back in 2012 and continues to be the leader in the green workspace movement in the city.