Capital Upgrades & Retrofits

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Building performance upgrades add asset value

Key project players can face obstacles and carry biases specific to their roles, but they all have a similar interest in a profitable result whether that's defined by a return on investment, added asset value or enhanced reputation and opportunities for future contracts
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Green construction and retrofits on upswing

Energy conservation is identified as the key motive for green construction and retrofits, surpassing all other reasons cited in newly released global survey results. The
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Real estate reaps smart technology paybacks

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.
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Three highlights of switching to LED fixtures

LED technology has become a simple, most cost-effective way to not only cut operating costs, but also measurably reduce environmental impact.
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Green roof benefits for buildings

Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
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The benefits of EV charging stations

As electric vehicles gain popularity across Canada, property managers and owners can benefit by installing EV charging stations of their own.
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Building features that promote biking to work

In order to promote biking to work among tenants, property owners and managers should ensure secure bicycle parking, changing room and showers.
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Systems to improve stormwater management

Buildings can use different systems to improve stormwater management, thereby lessening the burden on the municipal drainage system.
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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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LED lighting retrofit

To get the greatest value out of a LED lighting retrofit, ask about a manufacturer’s product testing, quality control and sustainability practices.
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The worry-free way to energy retrofits

An energy performance contract is an agreement between a building owner and an energy service company (ESCO) whereby the ESCO takes full responsibility for identifying, financing, implementing, commissioning ...
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Recommissioning finds qualitative quick fixes

Recommissioning focuses on right-sizing a building’s mechanical and electrical systems and their operation for today’s conditions.
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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 ...
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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 ...