Maintenance

Rogers Place

Rogers Place scores green, sets stadium standard

Opening a brand new facility is no easy feat, especially one like Rogers Place, the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada.
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.
cladding

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.
sustainable workplaces

Inside the Sustainable Workplaces program pilot

Five tenants piloted a new green certification program, BOMA Canada's Sustainable Workplaces, ahead of its recent roll out.
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.
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.
building envelope

A window into better building envelopes

The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
energy monitoring

Energy monitoring outside the building box

Many properties continue to fail in frequently monitoring their utility and energy consumption outside of the reporting scopes of building certifications.
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.
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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
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How next gen FM’s will help save the planet

Climate change is no longer a debatable, foggy topic, but rather a flurry of factual evidence, synchronized with environmental and cultural discourse around the globe.
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Apply root cause analysis to building operations

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
Pulizie di primavera

Chemical management for green cleaning

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
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West Nile virus season still bites across Canada

Recent findings of infected mosquitos should remind property owners to implement protective measures against the spread of West Nile virus. Even as summer ends and
Royal Ontario Museum ROM

Maintaining the ROM’s dinosaurs and mummies

Maintaining a building like the Royal Ontario Museum is not easy. Facility managers must balance visitor needs with exhibition requirements.
Air Quality

Ensuring indoor air quality in existing buildings

Property managers must balance tenant satisfaction, building operations and sustainability trends when monitoring indoor air quality.
Hotel lobby

Preparing for hotel renovations

Hotel renovations are essential for staying competitive. But management must balance guest facing upgrades with non-guest facing improvements.