Circadian lighting plays a special role in facilities management as long-term care homes and schools increasingly look to enhance wellbeing among seniors and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
With mechanical systems nearing end of life, inadequate ventilation and other issues, the 50-year Ken Soble Tower was in critical need of an upgrade.
While museum relics are meant to be cherished and preserved long-term, the building systems that protect them are not.
Like any other significant hire, there is a benefit to working with a facility maintenance team that can deliver tangible value to your operations.
Noise complaints are a prevalent and challenging problem for facility managers. While the most common are related to a loud residential or commercial neighbour, the
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.
The start of hurricane season is around the corner and it’s important that facilities are prepared.
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
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.
Lorina Keery of Colliers International explains how the company found savings by monitoring energy usage with smart meters in order to cut waste.
To get the greatest value out of a LED lighting retrofit, ask about a manufacturer’s product testing, quality control and sustainability practices.
Recommissioning focuses on right-sizing a building’s mechanical and electrical systems and their operation for today’s conditions.