As employees eventually return to the office, most will bring with them a heightened sensitivity to their surroundings—specifically to what they touch and their proximity to coworkers.
Newly released guidelines offer a standard for approaching the planning and designing of healthcare facilities from a resiliency perspective.
With fire equipment, the biggest culprit for non-compliance issues usually involves obstructions blocking fire extinguishers and hoses from view.
Three key lessons for making buildings energy- and carbon-efficient and healthy.
Reducing water consumption must remain an important aim for commercial facility managers.
The idea of creating inclusive community hubs—where people of all ages and abilities can gather together—is gaining significant momentum.
Dingy is a word that conjures thoughts of old institutional spaces. Academic buildings with dimly-lit hallways and windowless classrooms punctured with fluorescent glare. Rarely are
Construction is officially underway on what will be Ontario's first mixed-use, purpose-built Indigenous hub in the West Don Lands of Toronto.
Optimizing ventilation and air handling systems is key to achieving net zero energy performance goals.
Indigenous communities across Canada continue to be sidelined or completely excluded from initial planning phases of new developments and renovations.
How AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex in Ottawa, Ontario, became the first Zero Carbon Building Performance Standard certified arena.
Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
When considering products with recycled content, pay attention to the types of recycled materials that are in them.
With the right market signals and incentives, Canada can create a retrofit economy now that would yield skilled jobs for the Canadian economy, operational savings from energy and carbon reduction and better, healthier buildings for Canadians.
Two distinct, but complementary new federal programs promise funds for community buildings. Both are focused on meeting GHG reduction targets and are aligned with a pledge to invest $15 billion to address climate change and boost the green economy.
In the age of COVID, it's also important to consider how chemical exposures influence our ability to fight disease.
COVID-19 has intensified pressure to support physical, social and emotional well-being within the built environment, but many investors, owners and managers were already embracing healthy building principles ahead of pandemic-triggered challenges.