Krista Friesen, vice-president of sustainability at the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, offers updates on the process of plastics recycling.
LEED registrants appear to be taking full advantage of the deadline extension before the more rigorous version 4 of the certification program becomes mandatory.
Cooling towers and irrigation add to summertime water demand, while many Canadian municipalities have implemented multi-year annual rate increases to help fund needed upgrades to aging infrastructure.
A look at what sustainability means to some experts in the building industry and the way climate change has impacted the conversation.
Many properties continue to fail in frequently monitoring their utility and energy consumption outside of the reporting scopes of building certifications.
North America leaders endorsed a new five-year CEC plan for better environmental management decisions. Climate change adaptation is one focus area.
Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.
UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light to shine a beacon on scientific achievements, reflect on possibilities and promote a spectrum of related economic and sustainable development objectives
Sustainable leaders in the industry are encouraging municipalities and building owners to grapple with climate change and protect the value of assets.
An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
While sustainable real estate means thinking outside downtown cores, experts stress the necessary models required to support these suburban assets.
BOMA BESt participants demonstrate long-term commitment to the environmental performance assessment program with a flurry of building re-certifications in 2014.
Ontario's Certified Rental Building program adds green standards, while BOMA BESt's multi-residential participation rate declines.
The Green Button standard could enable building owners and managers to access and share electricity, gas and water consumption data in a consistent format, regardless of jurisdiction.
Ontario's greater reliance on natural gas heating will likely make cap-and-trade charges more noticeable than they have been thus far in Quebec.
NAFTA partners, U.S. and Mexico, submit greenhouse gas reduction targets to the UN, while Canada is late with its climate change action homework.
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