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    The new option aligns with the Ontario government’s objective to provide digital alternatives for paper-based administrative processes.
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    Commercial evictions are still on hold in Ontario for qualifying tenants experiencing pandemic-related financial stress. A new regulation, enabled through 2020 budget legislation, extends the protections.
  • HFC phase-down

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    The threshold for dangerous global warming will likely be crossed between 2027 and 2042 – a much narrower window than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s estimate of between now and 2052.
  • Edge computing centres are vulnerable to encroaching outdoor conditions

    Edge computing centres put a cloud in a cabinet

    Seen as the next big thing in data services, small hubs located near end-users are also more vulnerable to the encroaching outdoor environment than are vast temperature-controlled data centres.
  • Surveillance testing

    Surveillance testing in schools during COVID-19

    As classes resume in person, one protocol being discussed in Ontario is the deployment of surveillance technology testing to mitigate pandemic risk.
  • GBAC STAR accreditation to steer reopenings

    The new GBAC STAR accreditation program is taking the complication and uncertainty out of reopening large Canadian commercial facilities.

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    Increased cleaning frequencies and heavy waste removal due to the use of more disposable commodities means the bodies of essential workers are taking a beating.
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    In their 2019 Workplace Empathy survey, technology firm Businessolver discovered that 82 per cent of employees would consider leaving their job for a more empathetic organization,
  • campuses

    How will campuses change because of COVID-19?

    Colleges and universities are questioning how much space will be needed in the future campus, how it will be operated, and how to make our built environment more healthy, sustainable and resilient.

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  • women in skilled trades

    New funding for women in skilled trades

    The 2018 federal budget commits funds to inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce.
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    Effectively managing storage rooms means making sure those items are kept safe, secure, and available to building managers, staff, and occupants as needed.