Design

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Tourism benefits also linked to its drawbacks

Japanese survey respondents are the least enthusiastic about tourism, but they voice the lowest level of complaints. Respondents in the United States also express below-average faith that tourism has a positive economic or cultural impact.
LED

NEMA publishes new lighting standard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a new standard for communicating key characteristics in regards to fluorescent light replacements and retrofit LED lamps.
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Spotlighting BTB REIT’s Montreal HQ

How BTB REIT used exterior LED lighting to align its Montreal office's night-time image with its daytime charm.
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Canada shines during 2019 International Day of Light

Global event brings awareness to light and light-based technologies and their role across all facets of life.
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History and innovation blend at Hotel X Toronto

For Hotel X Toronto, a new urban resort from the Library Hotel Collection, intimate is the personality of choice, and it comes across in all its facets.
SmartBuilding

Want more smart buildings? Amp up the collaboration

“Smart technologies are defined by their interconnectedness,” points out a recent ACEEE report on smart building markets. The companies that buy and sell them, however, are defined by their disconnectedness.
SmartBuilding

Smart building retrofits: What’s holding you back?

As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may be holding them back.
CaGBC

CaGBC launches energy disclosure challenge

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is challenging property stakeholders to be more open about their energy, water, and carbon usage. On March 27, the
Ergonomics

Justifying the costs of workplace ergonomics

You’ve identified the ergonomic hazards, developed solutions to address them, and researched the costs and resources needed to implement the solutions. Even still, you just
Gen Z

Does your workplace pass the Gen Z test?

Members of Gen Z need an environment where they can create — with some strong generational preferences for managers and workspace designers to consider.
Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons’ new HQ champions sustainability

Inside Tim Hortons’ move to a new sustainable head office in downtown Toronto that embraces the company’s Canadiana roots.
people with disabilities

Homes not so sweet for people with disabilities

One third of survey respondents acknowledge that their homes could be problematic for residents or visitors with a disability, while more than one quarter of those who currently report a disability are planning to move.
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Global hardwood supplier announces Canadian debut

In response to the growing demand for engineered wood products, Havwoods International has announced plans to open its first Canadian showroom in Toronto.
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Avoiding sedentary behaviour in the workplace

It’s more challenging for people to achieve an active lifestyle if they spend 40 hours per week at a sedentary job, finds ergonomist Linda Miller.
LoyaltyOne

Inside LoyaltyOne’s move to new Toronto HQ

The recent relocation of LoyaltyOne’s Toronto-based head office was a move to end all moves.
Rollout of RHFAC

Rollout of RHFAC continues cross-Canada

Real estate operators can look to CSA-accredited professionals for guidance on making buildings more welcoming and workable for people of all abilities.
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Interest in zero carbon buildings on the rise

After one year of operation, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program has marked several milestones.