Technology

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.
earth tubes

Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
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.
environmental performance indicators

Industry inspired to lead low carbon revolution

Commercial real estate has the potential to create jobs and wealth if new technology infrastructure investment is prioritized.
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.
International Year of Light

International Year of Light radiates potential

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
energy data

Green Button opens energy data channels

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.
bigdata

Mining big energy data

Big energy data could guide conservation and demand management programs, but there are still privacy and standardization issues to resolve.
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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.
KimberleySolarFacility

Something new under the sun in Kimberley B.C.

Off Highway 95A, between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, where the sun shines more than 300 days of the year, lies Kimberley, British Columbia, population
recall

SaskPower inspires recall of smart meters

SaskPower's experience sparks recall of smart meters in Ontario.
Calstone-stormwater

GTA site showcases stormwater management

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
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Smart technology offers timely payback

Energy conservation programs, from audits to cost-effective measures for savings, have been a mainstay of consumption reduction strategy. However, existing buildings have the potential to
How to protect property form water damage

A nature-driven approach to SWM

Ian Smith of of Urban and Environmental Management explains Low Impact Development and how how it embraces water as a valuable resource.
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.