The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
Real estate owners/managers point to the efficiencies and savings that can come with real-time monitoring and operational responses, which also support asset value and competitiveness in the marketplace.
One of two sewers bylaw changes that are expected to trickle down to building owners and managers is on tap for the New Year.
Canadian proponents have few committed resources to kick-start the proposed high-speed mobile public safety broadband network, whereas their American counterparts have been promised USD $7 billion (CAD $9.24 billion).
The search for tech solutions that will address all priorities competing for limited capital has led some to put the technology “cart before the horse”.
Experts share how facility managers can fully capture the benefits made available in BIM throughout the building life cycle.
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
The Ontario government has accepted the advice of the Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets and will continue to operate a state-of-the-art Grid Control Centre in Barrie, Ont. The facility, which operates 97 per cent of the transmission grid in Ontario and the power distribution assets of Hydro One, is part of a transmission system that includes enough transmission and distribution lines to circle the earth three times.
Toronto has two changes to its sewers bylaw coming down the pipes that, if adopted, may trickle down to building owners and managers.
The Quebec government has moved quickly to mandate sprinklers in seniors' homes following recommendations from Coroner Cyrille Delâge.
Properly implemented building information modeling can put critical facility information at the touch of the fingertips via smartphone or tablet.
The question of how to start a preventive maintenance program is extremely common, and for good reason. With budgets tight and workers stretched thin, preventive
Lorina Keery of Colliers International explains how the company found savings by monitoring energy usage with smart meters in order to cut waste.
The HVAC industry is improving indoor air quality through facilities and buildings by combining new air purification technologies.
Advancements in fire alarm tech can better protect occupants and property, reduce expenses and help building management maintain their systems.
While R-value is often the main point of discussion when talking about insulation, it is only one aspect of a material's properties and performance.
Grey water recovery systems are starting to gain traction in commercial and multi-residential buildings because of their ...