Honeywell to offer cloud-based services for smart buildings in Toronto, Canada

10 June 2015 (Last Updated June 10th, 2015 18:30)

Honeywell has partnered with Menkes Developments to deploy cloud-based facility services and offer insights at the latter's 25 York Street commercial property in Toronto, Canada.

Honeywell has partnered with Menkes Developments to deploy cloud-based facility services and offer insights at the latter's 25 York Street commercial property in Toronto, Canada.

The property, also known as Telus Tower, will be 30 storeys-high and is likely to benefit from lower energy and operational costs due to the Honeywell technology.

The Telus Tower smart building is equipped with Honeywell's connected systems.

Menkes commercial property management vice-president Sonya Buikema said: "We are committed to pushing the boundaries of smart buildings, identifying new methods to leverage connectivity and improve our facilities.

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

"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."

Honeywell will offer Attune services for the smart building, which include software connecting the developments to advanced analytics.

The cloud-based service will allow the operators to look through integrated data from building automation systems to pinpoint potential improvements.

Honeywell Building Solutions president John Rajchert said: "Even the most advanced facilities will experience a gradual decrease in performance over time, and it can be difficult to identify and address those issues before they negatively impact the bottom line.

"Honeywell has the tools and expertise to make it easier for companies to not only know what is happening in their facilities, but to also take the appropriate actions to keep them operating at a high level."

In addition to Attune, the project will also be equipped with a monitoring tool from US Green Building Council (USGBC) called LEED Dynamic Plaque.

Both Attune and LEED Dynamic Plaque will be implemented at the site by mid-year.