Industry News


BOMA Quebec launches Building Energy Challenge

BOMA Quebec has announced the launch of a competition aimed at reducing the energy consumption and GHG emissions of buildings in the province.

LEED registered projects in Canada now exceed one billion square feet

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) says LEED registered projects in Canada now total more than one billion square feet.

USGBC awards first LEED v4 ID+C: Retail certification in U.S.

Kohler Signature is the first company in the U.S. to receive LEED v4 Interior Design + Construction: Retail certification.

WELL and BREEAM standards to unite

The WELL Building Standard is aligning with BREEAM to make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.
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CaGBC to launch Zero Carbon Building Standard

CaGBC unveiled new framework that outlines necessary components for zero carbon buildings, and says it will soon launch a Zero Carbon Building Standard.
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Ottawa tower earns first LEED v4 O+M certification

Blackwood Partners Inc. has earned Canada’s first LEED v4 certification, earning Gold under the LEED O+M: Existing Buildings rating system.
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Ontario imposes new rules for water-taking permits

Ontario plans to impose a two-year hold on all applications for water-taking permits for new or expanding water bottle operations.
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Cascades unveils new sustainable action plan

Cascades has unveiled its four-year Sustainable Development Plan, set to roll out from 2016 to 2020.
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Call for projects: 2016 This Place Matters contest

The National Trust for Canada is seeking community groups with project ideas for its 2016 This Place Matters competition.

TD Bank HQ Canada’s 1st WELL certified project

TD Bank Group’s (TD) office in Toronto is now Canada’s first project to receive WELL certification under the non-pilot phase of the program.

CaGBC awards Green Building Product winner

The Canada Green Building Council celebrated winners of the second annual 2016 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award at the Building Lasting Change

Ontario targets buildings in climate action plan

Ontario will commit up to $8.3 billion for its five-year climate change action plan, which features 28 key measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Province passes Waste-Free Ontario Act

A new law to divert more waste from landfills will soon be rolled out in Ontario.

Data to enable informed discussion of diversity

An exploration of the Canadian real estate industry's demographics and attitudes to diversity is now underway with the logical first step: data collection. Employees in a sweeping range of disciplines — property management, investment, development, leasing and professional services for the real estate industry — are invited to participate.
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Safety inspectors target fall hazards at work

Ministry of Labour inspectors are on a blitz, targeting fall hazards at workplaces, from May 16 to July 15, 2016,

OAA honours surprise recipients at awards gala

The Ontario Association of Architects recently held its Celebration of Excellence Awards to showcase the best in architectural design and innovation in Canada. Nine new

HOOPP fetes industry with sustainability awards

HOOPP lauded property managers and tenants for excellence in energy performance and environmental sustainability at a ceremony in Vancouver.