Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
Anesthetics commonly used in medical, dental and veterinary surgery have global warming potential ranging from 130 to 2,540 times greater than carbon dioxide, but are largely overlooked when greenhouse gas emissions are officially tallied.
Living through construction may be a fact of life for city dwellers, but living through construction can be a fact of life and death for hospital patients.
Indoor air quality specialists concur that larger commercial buildings are among the better places to be when outdoor conditions are compromised since HVAC systems typically incorporate air filtration.
One of two sewers bylaw changes that are expected to trickle down to building owners and managers is on tap for the New Year.
An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
As LEED certification increasingly matters to tenants’ employees, sound environmental stewardship has moved from a nice-to-do to a must-do for many companies.
Toronto has two changes to its sewers bylaw coming down the pipes that, if adopted, may trickle down to building owners and managers.
Half a can of pop is all it takes. That hundred-odd millilitres of syrupy soda is enough to contaminate an entire paper recycling stream. A
Energy conservation programs, from audits to cost-effective measures for savings, have been a mainstay of consumption reduction strategy. However, existing buildings have the potential to
Re-commissioning of existing commercial and residential buildings is integral in ensuring that a building is operating efficiently. Minimum building efficiency standards, both de facto —
The question of how to start a preventive maintenance program is extremely common, and for good reason. With budgets tight and workers stretched thin, preventive
A recent survey reveals that Canadian business leaders generally undervalue the return on investment from energy efficiency.
Different types of bird netting have different strengths and uses. Property managers can pick products to prevent pest birds of all types and sizes.
Hotels are increasingly turning to energy-efficient LED technology as part of their lighting and design strategies.
Grey water recovery systems are starting to gain traction in commercial and multi-residential buildings because of their ...