Capital Upgrades & Retrofits

flooding

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.
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Cladding absorbs pollution at Montreal facility

STM Stinson Transport Centre, the first bus depot in Canada to earn LEED Gold certification, boasts sustainable cladding that improves air quality.
biophilic design

What biophilic design does for workspaces

From green roofs and living walls there is an increasing need for biophilic design in buildings in relation to wellbeing, according to recent studies support this notion.
REMI

Proactive sustainable repairs for aging assets

Opportunities to transform existing buildings into more energy efficient assets arise when forming a capital plan and thinking long-term.
restoration

Mill restoration inspires waterfront development

The restoration of an old mill in Elora, Ontario is at the heart of Pearle Hospitality’s ambitious, mixed-use waterfront development project
BOMA BEST

Green construction and retrofits on upswing

Energy conservation is identified as the key motive for green construction and retrofits, surpassing all other reasons cited in newly released global survey results. The
BRE Innovation Park

BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainability

The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
environmental performance indicators

Industry inspired to lead low carbon revolution

Commercial real estate has the potential to create jobs and wealth if new technology infrastructure investment is prioritized.
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Real estate reaps smart technology paybacks

Real estate owners/managers point to the efficiencies and savings that can come with real-time monitoring and operational responses, which also support asset value and competitiveness in the marketplace.
investable cities

Pension funds drawn to investable cities

Despite an abundance of investment funds spending across the globe, Canadian infrastructure continues to face a crisis.
net zero

Net zero project is building industry milestone

A net zero energy home in Guelph, Ontario, the first of 25 to be completed as part of a national project, aims to position NZE in the mainstream public.
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What is sustainability to the building sector?

A look at what sustainability means to some experts in the building industry and the way climate change has impacted the conversation.
Climate adaptation

Climate adaptation priority in trilateral efforts

North America leaders endorsed a new five-year CEC plan for better environmental management decisions. Climate change adaptation is one focus area.
climate change

Summit emboldens climate change fight

Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.
Green City

Climate change spurs business opportunity

Tucked into the back of the Metro Convention Centre at Toronto’s Green Living Show on March 27, 2015, a group of scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs

Ontario ramps up electricity savings target

Ontario has largely achieved its electricity conservation target for 2011-2014, but the savings goal for 2015-2020 is even more ambitious.
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Mandatory energy audit for large U.K. firms

Large U.K. companies must comply with energy benchmarking and audit requirements by early December.