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ASHRAE publishes energy guideline for historic buildings

The guideline provides comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the processes and procedures for the retrofitting of historic buildings to achieve greater measured efficiency.
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IICRC seeks input on new remediation standard

With opioid use increasing each year, the need for properly trained companies who can perform remediation techniques is also increasing.
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Canada’s Greenest Employers named for 2019

Winners of the 12th annual Canada’s Greenest Employers competition for 2019 include companies that create a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.
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Smart building retrofits: What’s holding you back?

As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may be holding them back.
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BOMA BC introduces recommissioning program

The BOMA BC Building Tune-Up Program is geared towards Class B and C buildings that are older than five years, a market segment with significant opportunities for energy savings.
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Ontario budget promises support, new beds for long-term care

The Ontario Government is planning to eliminating “hallway healthcare” by adding and upgrading long-term care beds throughout the province.
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Diamond Schmitt wins SCUP Excellence award

Diamond Schmitt Architects wins a SCUP Excellence in Architecture Award for Lazaridis Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont.
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U.S. tile manufacturers bemoan Chinese imports

A modest increase in U.S. ceramic tile exports last year, largely going to Canada, did little to make up for the loss of market share at home.
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Interest in floating solar projects on the rise

Chile’s innovative floating solar project on AngloAmerican’s tailings pond is expected to generate up to 153 MWh of electricity per year.
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Davpart unveils plans to transform historic Toronto landmark

The former Maclean Publishing Company/Maclean-Hunter Building is believed to be North America's tallest architectural heritage retention development.
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CaGBC launches energy disclosure challenge

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is challenging property stakeholders to be more open about their energy, water, and carbon usage. On March 27, the
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Plastic themed art drops in midtown Toronto

Natural Plasticity will occupy space at 55 St. Clair West for Earth Month 2019 to challenge the conversation around disposable culture.
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GWL reveals workplace health and safety tool

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace has teamed with mental health specialist Dr. Joti Samra to create a new online workplace health and safety tool.
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Sponsor loss cramps Toronto race2reduce

After inspiring replica competitions in cities across Canada, the second run of the Toronto race2reduce has hit a roadblock.
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CF Fairview Mall to get $80-million makeover

Cadillac Fairview (CF) and TD Greystone Asset Management (TD Greystone) are also in discussions with the City about rezoning the CF Fairview Mall site to accommodate additional, mixed-use density.
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Feds introduce funding for new training benefit

Canada's federal budget 2019 allocates funding to provide a benefit for workers updating skills training.
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Industry associations team up on FM training framework

Introduced in January 2019, the goal of the training is to establish holistic guidelines for FM industry — particularly in the technical fields.