Technology

Solar panels

Pros and cons of solar panels on apartments

Solar power generation is a green way to reduce energy costs. But there are pros and cons of solar panels when it comes to apartment buildings.
Improving green roof performance

Improving green roof performance

As green roofs become more popular, experts say that owners and managers should start improving green roof performance by focusing on diversity.
Yorkville Shopping Centre

Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s ongoing expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre was once the largest mall in the world . After four upgrades in the last 10 years, it is about to undergo another expansion.
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Investing in smart buildings for long-term gains

Combining smart building and smart occupancy to promote productivity and sustainability.

Electric cars have developers charged up

As electric vehicles become more popular, the building industry is starting to look at how it can accommodate ...

Capitalizing on solar’s gain

The process of adding solar panels to a building's roof or adjacent land can be made much simpler and less expensive than what is probably thought.

Gaining ‘app’titude

Many industry insiders and advocates are now urging building managers and operators to make better use of their smartphones.

Solar solutions

Waste heat recovery is an exciting renewable energy technology. Waste heat recovery units add to the efficiency of building energy needs ...
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Ontario and Israel cooperate on water technology

Ontario’s burgeoning water technology industry is in step with efforts in other countries to build international ties and learn from innovative efforts in areas where freshwater is a scarce commodity.

Intellectual properties

Building automation systems enable buildings to generate limitless data and information on nearly every aspect of a building and then share it among systems to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire facility.
REMI

Data detours on the information highway

The OSCRE is working to devise and implement specifications for system interoperability that would allow data to move between disparate systems without the need for customized interfaces.
REMI

Saying goodbye to T12 fluorescents

Since the first Canadian energy efficiency regulation that phased out a handful of inefficient general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL) was introduced in 1995, there has been steady progress in the availability of more efficient lighting solutions ...
REMI

Utilizing site-recovered energy

Many commercial building owners are turning to energy recovery ventilation technology that recovers energy on-site and reuses it to reduce the demand ...
REMI

Improving water efficiency

There are many aging irrigation systems that operate ineffectively. Thankfully, advances in technology mean many of the inefficiencies can be reduced or ...
REMI

Peer pressure underpins conservation strategy

Facilities managers and building operators in Ontario’s elementary and secondary schools have a new tool for tracking energy consumption – one that will soon allow them to benchmark a school’s performance against ...
REMI

Cloud computing

Cloud computing is a popular concept these days for both large and small businesses as it provides many benefits over traditional internal server-based ...