Capital Upgrades & Retrofits

WELL

CBRE a pioneer of WELL standard adoption

It has been almost 25 years since CBRE expanded to Alberta’s capital. Known as Coldwell Banker Commercial at the time (as it was prior to
Francophone

Lessons for upgrading older schools

When planning retrofits or renovations for older schools, administrators have the chance to implement green, sustainable and high-performance design solutions.
Ontario government investing $26M towards culture and tourism attractions, including Shaw Centre

Ontario invests $26M in Shaw Centre, culture attractions

Ottawa's Shaw Centre is among the Canadian facilities to benefit from the Ontario government's plans to invest up to $26 million towards upgrading the province's culture and tourism attractions
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Editorial: Lessons from a school infrastructure upgrade

School buildings that are 40-plus years old or more have been shown to pose barriers to teaching and learning, says the U.S. National Center for

Whitehorse compost facility undergoing green upgrades

The Government of Canada has earmarked $3.3M from its Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) program to support upgrades to Yukon’s Whitehorse Compost Facility. The funds will
cogeneration

Carleton University to get co-generation plant

Carleton University expects to fire up a new co-generation plant at its Ottawa-based campus next spring as part of its sophomore energy master plan.
Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada HQ gets energy-saving revamp

An invisible second skin was a core component of the energy-saving, heritage-sensitive intervention at the Bank of Canada complex.
solar panels

Mississauga tests the waters with solar panels

The City of Mississauga is testing the waters with solar panels as a supplemental heat source for its busiest — and highest utility-consuming — outdoor pool this summer.
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Evergreen targets carbon neutrality with retrofit

Evergreen is targeting carbon neutrality in the retrofit of its heritage-designated kiln building at Toronto’s Brick Works site.
building performance

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
BOMA BEST

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
marketing technologies

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.
LED light

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.

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.
Bike to work

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.
North Toronto Collegiate Institute

Systems to improve stormwater management

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