Menkes announces LEED certification of 8205 Parkhill Drive

May 10, 2023

The first LEED-certified project in the Company’s Industrial Portfolio

TORONTO, ON (May 10, 2023) - Menkes Developments Ltd (Menkes) announced today that 8205 Parkhill Drive in Milton achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The property achieved LEEDv4 under the Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development rating system, the Company’s first industrial property to become LEED certified, further reinforcing its long-standing commitment to building high-quality and sustainable properties.

Located in Milton, Ontario, 8205 Parkhill Drive is a single-storey, state-of-the-art building designed for industrial/warehouse uses. The project was developed with an emphasis on both functionality and sustainability.

Among the elements that contributed to the property’s LEED certification, the CaGBC considered:

Water Conservation
Drought-tolerant plant material to reduce irrigation needs by 65%, paired with efficient WaterSense irrigation controls.
Light and Air
Improved lighting power density, enhanced building envelope and efficient heating ventilators

Energy and GHG Emissions
Responsibly extracted building materials and polyisocyanurate insulation for the roof and walls.

“We are pleased to announce the LEED certification of 8205 Parkhill Drive,” said Jason Menkes, Executive Vice President, Commercial/Industrial. “This achievement aligns with Menkes’ long standing commitment to building high quality, functionally-efficient buildings and communities, with a focus on occupant comfort and well-being. This is the first of many LEED milestones in the Company’s Industrial Division, and we are proud to deliver this best-in-class industrial facility in the Town of Milton.”

As a result of the building’s innovative design and thoughtful approach to sustainability, it achieved significant reductions in energy and water including: decreasing outdoor potable use water by 65%, a reduction of 16% in annual energy costs, and diverting 79% of waste from landfills.

About Menkes Developments Ltd.
Menkes Developments Ltd. is an award-winning, fully integrated real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial, retail and residential properties. Founded in 1954, the company is one of the largest private developers in Canada, with a primary focus in the Greater Toronto Area. Menkes is known for its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach, superior design, and its expertise in large-scale mixed-used developments. The Company is regarded as one of the most trusted builders in Toronto, with a strong reputation for quality and customer service excellence. Past landmark projects include the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences in Bloor-Yorkville, 25 York Street (Telus Harbour), and the two (2) million square foot Harbour Plaza/One York commercial retail complex located in the South Core Financial District. For more information about Menkes, please visit and follow @MenkesLife.