Smart Buildings

LEED Dynamic Plaque could Elevate Building Automation to another Level

Telus House (the 1st major office development south of Toronto’s railway tracks in more than a decade) was launched as a LEED Gold AAA standard Smart Building, 60% more efficient than comparable traditional buildings. Now in 2015 the 30-storey smart building, owned by Menkes Developments Ltd., will become the first Canadian building to employ a LEED Dynamic plaque - the latest development by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) on their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. According to USGBC, “The LEED Dynamic Plaque assesses facility performance in the categories of energy use, water consumption, waste output, occupant transportation and human experience, aggregating data to provide an overall performance score that reflects the LEED rating system — the world’s most widely utilised green building rating system and recognized standard for leadership in sustainability.”. The LEED Dynamic Plaque is an add-on to existing LEED certifications. It introduces an ongoing performance element to […]

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