Honeywell to help make Toronto smart building even smarter

Posted on 5 Jun 2015 by Aiden Burgess

Honeywell is working with Menkes Developments to help trim energy and operational costs at the Toronto-based real estate’s world-class smart building, Telus Tower.

Honeywell, a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, will install a US Green Building Council’s LEED Dynamic plaque as part of the project, a monitoring tool that will display the buildings up to the minute performance in five key categories; energy, water, waste, occupant transportation and human experience.

The Telus Tower will be the first Canadian building to employ a LEED Dynamic plaque.

The Telus Tower smart building in Toronto - image courtesy of Menkes.
The Telus Tower smart building in Toronto – image courtesy of Menkes.

The Telus Tower was first opened in 2010 and is a 30-story commercial facility that is a prominent fixture on the Toronto skyline.

Honeywell will also install its Attune Services, which includes software that connects buildings to advanced analytics.

The cloud-based services will identify new opportunities to improve efficiency and the environment for occupants by analysing facility performance data and providing recommendations.

Menkes Development’s vice-president commercial property management, Sonya Buikema, said Honeywell’s technology complemented their vision to improve performance and customer satisfaction.

“We are committed to pushing the boundaries of smart buildings, identifying new methods to leverage connectivity and improve our facilities,” she said.

“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 added technology from Honeywell’s project will help boost Menkes Development’s sustainability engagement with employees as more millennials move into the workforce.

The Attune services and LEED Dynamic Plaque will be installed at Telus Tower during the next few months.