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Newly released guidelines offer a standard for approaching the planning and designing of healthcare facilities from a resiliency perspective.
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
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.
When considering products with recycled content, pay attention to the types of recycled materials that are in them.
Product and service suppliers to the property and facilities management sector are among eight publicly listed Canadian companies ranked for highest global revenues tied to low-carbon business activities.
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.
Facility management affects a significant component of total lifetime embodied carbon.
The zero carbon project marks an evolution in warehouses and, more broadly, the potential for a lower-emitting industrial sector.
One area where cohesive design is becoming increasingly important is residential healthcare, which encompasses memory care and mental health.
Abandonment of the Sidewalk Labs project proposed for Toronto is unfortunate, but it serves as an important lesson that building a smart city from the top down is hard.
Like humans, living walls might be overdue for a trim, but few are imperilled in the now largely empty surroundings of commercial and institutional buildings.
While climate change may have slipped somewhat from people’s consciousness and priorities right now, it’s noteworthy that the pandemic and climate crises are both problems of exponential growth against a limited capacity to cope.
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
It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
OCAD University asked Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm, Quadrangle, to create an interior with flexible features.
When planning retrofits or renovations for older schools, administrators have the chance to implement green, sustainable and high-performance design solutions.