The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
Real estate owners/managers point to the efficiencies and savings that can come with real-time monitoring and operational responses, which also support asset value and competitiveness in the marketplace.
Further refinement of the WELL Building Standard is expected as a plethora of studies point to the growing concern for health and wellness.
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.