Honeywell Building Solutions Canada worked with Remington Group to construct its LEED-registered office complex in Downtown Markham, in the heart of North America's largest mixed-use, sustainable development.
A global leader in energy services and green building solutions, Honeywell consolidated two of its offices, moving approximately 400 employees into the new building, which serves as the new Canadian headquarters.
The 68,000-square-foot workspace incorporates several Honeywell solutions to help the Markham facility reach the targeted LEED Silver certification, including the Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI), a facility management platform that actively monitors and manages air quality and climate control throughout the facility, optimizing comfort while reducing energy consumption. Honeywell systems for fire alarm, access control, intrusion protection and digital video monitoring are also integrated into the building design, and managed through EBI.
Some of the many green features of the building include:
State-of-the-art Honeywell building automation systems designed to maximize the performance of building mechanical systems
Carbon dioxide sensors to match ventilation with occupancy requirements
Technologies that recover waste heat from exhaust systems to heat building
High-efficiency devices reduce water use by 54 percent reduction
A cistern captures rainwater from the roof to reduce the amount of treated water needed to remove waste, saving almost 2.5 million litres of water per year
Site lighting to minimize "light pollution" of the night sky; special fixtures ensure that no light spills upwards
Low-volatile organic compound (VOC) paints, coatings, sealants and adhesives help create a healthy work environment and reduce smog