Environmental Management

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.
severe weather risks

Resilient energy plans for severe weather risks

The Resilient Pipes and Wires Report argues that investment in climate change adaptation is imperative for safety, security and business continuity, and to avoid the staggering losses that can result from lack of preparedness.
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.
infrastructure

Infrastructure grapples with climate change

Sustainable leaders in the industry are encouraging municipalities and building owners to grapple with climate change and protect the value of assets.
REMI

Energy efficiency standards generate debate

Green building sector defends energy efficiency standards after Fraser Institute calls them cost inefficient and promotes direct emission caps at GHG source
suburban assets

What motivates the greening of suburban assets

While sustainable real estate means thinking outside downtown cores, experts stress the necessary models required to support these suburban assets.
environmental performance

BOMA BESt results show performance gains

BOMA BESt participants demonstrate long-term commitment to the environmental performance assessment program with a flurry of building re-certifications in 2014.
Green building

MURB sector favours alternative to BOMA BESt

Ontario's Certified Rental Building program adds green standards, while BOMA BESt's multi-residential participation rate declines.
REMI

Why LEED certification is becoming an essential

As LEED certification increasingly matters to tenants’ employees, sound environmental stewardship has moved from a nice-to-do to a must-do for many companies.
passive house

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

National Waste Benchmarking Study released

The Recycling Council of Ontario’s first commercial, industrial and institutional waste performance benchmarking study has been released, revealing an immediate need for industry-wide improvement, with
water-taking permits

Greywater and stormwater use in buildings

A large cistern installed near the main plumbing lab in Peterborough’s Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at Fleming College is ready to harvest rainwater. This

Something new under the sun in Kimberley B.C.

Off Highway 95A, between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, where the sun shines more than 300 days of the year, lies Kimberley, British Columbia, population

GTA site showcases stormwater management

About fifteen years ago, Jim Ecclestone found an old, 2000-gallon stainless steel water tank lying in a farmer’s field. The president and chief executive officer
landscape

Red tape stifles Quebec’s green roofs

In Montreal, Saint-Laurent borough Mayor Alan DeSousa has a seemingly straightforward goal: to promote green roofs on private sector developments. DeSousa, who received the 2014

BOMA BESt offers portfolio-based application

BOMA BESt's new portfolio-wide application targets light industrial and open-air retail properties

Extended phase-in for new LEED certification

LEED proponents will now have an extra 16 months to register projects under current criteria before the more rigorous LEED version 4 becomes mandatory in November 2016.