Indoor air quality specialists concur that larger commercial buildings are among the better places to be when outdoor conditions are compromised since HVAC systems typically incorporate air filtration.
A recent comprehensive review and synthesis of existing research from around the world bolsters the supposition that building technologies and enhanced operational practices can have a positive impact on occupants' performance and well-being.
With summer just around the corner, here are some tips for facilities managers to consider when preparing their commercial buildings to beat the heat.
Energy storage, phase-change materials and carbon dioxide refrigerant exemplify the diversity of products that can have bearing on how buildings use resources, discharge waste and function in both normal and adverse conditions.
Impending environmental regulations will push the Canadian and American real estate industries toward cooling and insulation options with lower global warming potential.
The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
Oxford Properties has launched an engagement campaign to teach its tenants energy conservation techniques.
Optimized HVAC control strategies can help save energy and can identify problem areas within a building.
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.
Recommissioning focuses on right-sizing a building’s mechanical and electrical systems and their operation for today’s conditions.
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.
Many commercial building owners are turning to energy recovery ventilation technology that recovers energy on-site and reuses it to reduce the demand ...
When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.
Water efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings are typically identified by conducting a water usage audit. Efficiency measures include ...