Technology

labour and innovation

Housing labour and innovation

For Canada to meet its target of building 5.1 million homes in the next twelve years, a concerted focus on labour and innovation is required.
Canadian vehicle market

The changing Canadian vehicle market

The Canadian vehicle market is changing at a rapid pace, with the projected sales for electric vehicles (EVs) forecast to rise dramatically to align with Canada's goals.
heat pumps

Retrofitting with heat pumps  

Since 2019, retrofitting with heat pumps has been rising in popularity among Canadian REITs and large residential landlords looking to invest in cleantech.
The Library Parcel

A model for inclusive, sustainable housing

A behind-the-scenes look at Dream LeBreton's new mixed-use residential project underway in downtown Ottawa, known as the "Library Parcel."
multi-residential

Eight women changing Canada’s multi-residential market for the better

These eight women are just a few leaders with big ideas for creating an inclusive, climate-resilient future through multi-residential projects.
private balconies

Private balconies are in demand

In the wake of COVID-19, multifamily housing developers are emphasizing outdoor amenity spaces more than ever with private balconies now at the top of many tenants' wish lists.
energy management

AI-driven energy management platforms

The apartment rental landscape is changing. Utility costs are rising, creating the need for improved energy management.
electrical work

Keeping up with Ontario’s Electrical Safety Code

Insights from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) on the new Ontario Electrical Safety Code and how it affects residential property owners.

Plugging in to the benefits of energy storage

A sharp rise in energy costs and strict sustainability mandates have been spurring business owners to explore alternative solutions for decades. Could on-site energy storage be the next green ticket?

Must-have amenities for the modern renter

Building amenities have come a long way, and just like price and location, they can have a significant impact on the type of tenant a rental property will attract.

Sidewalk Toronto reimagines the waterfront

Blending cutting-edge technology with human-centred urban design, Sidewalk Toronto sets out to build Quayside, a new mixed-use community where walkability reigns

Tapping into water savings

Many building owners today are familiar with electricity sub-metering and its proven energy and cost savings, but few understand the technology and the savings that can be incurred from water sub-metering.

Mass notification systems in high-rise buildings

When an emergency situation arises in a multi-residential setting, things can turn chaotic fast. To prevent this chaos, all residents, visitors and staff need to know what to do and how to react immediately. The most effective way to accomplish this is with customized, real-time mass notification systems.

Cogeneration sparks apartment sector interest

Cogeneration in Canada is no longer just for hospitals and industrial facilities—multi-residential property owners are beginning to take note of this energy savings technology, too.

Technology and the modern tenant

The way we search, rent, and live in apartments is changing thanks to ground-breaking internet technology. Whether you're a tenant looking for a unit or a landlord trying to rent one, success begins online.

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.

Electric cars have developers charged up

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