Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
Five tenants piloted a new green certification program, BOMA Canada's Sustainable Workplaces, ahead of its recent roll out.
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.
HOK Toronto recently earned an ARIDO award of merit for the design of its Pinterest-inspired new offices.
The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
Many properties continue to fail in frequently monitoring their utility and energy consumption outside of the reporting scopes of building certifications.
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.
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
Canada is in the enviable position of being “water-rich,” according to a July 2013 Frasier Institute study. In 2011, it had the fourth-largest supply of
At one time or another, facility managers have all sought to find efficiencies, or to improve tenant experience or to correct a recurring problem in
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
The first step in a green cleaning program is often to switch from traditional to green cleaning chemicals. What facility managers may not realize is
Accommodating an aging workforce through ergonomic improvement processes and training programs benefits employees old and young.
A recent survey reveals that Canadian business leaders generally undervalue the return on investment from energy efficiency.
Talking to tenants and using social media are useful strategies to get occupants working toward the same energy-efficient green building plans.
The economic and environmental benefits of urban parks are many. But as demand for land rises, cities must be creative when building new spaces.
Property managers are using large amounts of road salt this winter. But overuse is taking its toll on their' pocketbooks and the environment.