ONE YORK GOES GREEN TO EARN LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION
December 15, 2017
One York Street has achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), the highest level of certification. Through the qualification process, One York also earned 89 points, which represents the highest score ever awarded to a Toronto building.
“We are exceptionally proud of this building and its commitment to sustainability,” says Peter Menkes, President, Commercial/Industrial Division, Menkes Developments. “From its conception to the final occupancies, Menkes has been committed to delivering a first class leading edge commercial complex that not only meets the day-to-day needs of its users, but does so in an environmentally sustainable manner. The commitment to building green was shared by Menkes and its partners, as well as our tenants and their clients. We are honoured that this shared commitment to sustainability was recognized with this great honour from the Canada Green Building Council.”
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 160 countries. Since 2004, the CaGBC has certified over 2,800 buildings in Canada and registered over 5,000. One York has earned the organization’s highest certification score.
Among the most important projects in the city’s thriving South Core business district, One York Street connects the waterfront and South Core to the Air Canada Centre, Union Station and the financial core via the PATH, offering convenient weather-protected access. Passersby in the busy South Court District will enjoy the building’s public art installation, featuring a restored piece by the internationally-renowned graffiti artist known as Banksy.