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fungal growth

Fungal growth degrading buildings: study

Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research.
workplace injury

Saskatchewan acts to reduce workplace injuries

Saskatchewan is rolling out a three-year strategy to reduce the number of serious workplace injuries and fatalities in four key areas.
LEED Gold

MUHC celebrates second LEED Gold certification

The McGill University Health Centre is the first hospital in Quebec to receive two LEED Gold achievements.
co-working

Spaces to open two co-working facilities at Zibi

Spaces is opening two new co-working facilities next year in the Zibi development, located in the downtown cores of Ottawa and Gatineau.
mental health

Calgary mental health centre breaks ground

A new Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health has broken ground in the northwest community of Hounsfield Heights in Calgary.
zero carbon

Canada’s first 10 Zero Carbon buildings certified

CaGBC is helping Canada eliminate carbon emissions with 10 projects certifying under its Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard.
sustainability fund

Sustainability fund carries lasting values

The IREM Foundation fund will carry Elaina Tattersdale's name, paying tribute to her memory and commitment to commercial real estate operations that respect the environment and well-being of building occupants.
Ontario benchmarking

Smaller buildings spared Ontario benchmarking

Owners of smaller commercial and multi-residential buildings in Ontario will still be welcome to voluntarily share energy and water consumption data, but a looming deadline for mandatory disclosure has been withdrawn.
The Second City

The Second City moving to One York complex

Toronto’s legendary comedy venue The Second City will bring a piece of history to a young and modern complex near the waterfront in 2020.
flexible workspace

Flexible workspace is changing Canada’s suburbs

The trend of flexible working is having a strong, socio-economic effect on suburban areas outside of big cities, according to new research.
New Sudbury Centre

New Sudbury Centre lauded for sustainable operations

New Sudbury Centre, the largest shopping centre in Northern Ontario, was recently celebrated for its many sustainable achievements.
carbon

Carbon tool launched for building materials

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool is a first that allows the building industry to analyze embodied carbon emissions of materials.
perkins

Perkins and Will acquires Penoyre & Prasad

Global architecture and design firm Perkins and Will has acquired Penoyre & Prasad, based in London, United Kingdom.
LEED v4 milestone

LEED v4 hits 1,000 Canadian project milestone

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is celebrating a new milestone as Canadian LEED v4 project registrations surpass the 1,000 mark.
pesticide ban

Ontario could lift pesticide ban in cemeteries

The current prohibition on pesticides for cosmetic purposes will continue to apply for commercial and residential properties.
repurposing

Department store repurposing nets Urban Design Award

The City of London lauded the designers behind the Kingsmill’s Department Store transformation in London, Ontario.
co-working

Co-working to see higher demand in Halifax

A recent CBRE forecast for Atlantic Canada’s commercial real estate industry predicts an increasing need for flexible space.