In a changing world where “zero carbon” is the ultimate goal in building design, can retrofits alone make Canada’s aging apartment stock sustainable?
It has been another tumultuous month for Toronto Community Housing, Canada’s largest social housing provider. The city-run entity with a $9-billion portfolio is once again facing criticism for failing in the upkeep of its 58,000 units.
Energy efficiency is more than just buzz—it's the future of the rental property industry. From older buildings getting retrofits to newer builds being outfitted with the latest technologies, it's either go green or get left behind.
Modular apartments are gaining traction among building owners and tenants in cities across North America.
Many apartment building owners in the past considered the best way to hedge inflation and save on energy costs was to lock into bulk contracts for various terms. Here's how to reduce consumption given today's energy prices.
Oxford Properties has launched an engagement campaign to teach its tenants energy conservation techniques.
Through a combination of smart purchasing, maintenance programs and strategic planning, building managers ...
Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
A roof that lasts longer is usually more sustainable since less waste is generated through the removal of an additional roof.
An energy audit is the logical first step in helping to reduce a facility’s utility costs and carbon footprint, and justify capital expenditures. Here are 10 things every building manager should know before embarking on an energy audit.
Energy efficiency in highrise multi-residential buildings can be achieved through a variety of retrofits. However, one method that is often overlooked is ...
When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.