Industry News

GreenON retrofit

New program supports low-carbon innovation in Ontario

GreenON, a new program from the Green Ontario Fund, is supporting industries to reduce GHG pollution from their facilities or manufacturing processes.
Blackbird gaming studio

Blackbird to open new Vancouver gaming studio

Blackbird Interactive Inc. (BBI) will be moving its operations to a brand new 28,000 square foot office space at 565 Great Northern Way.
musculoskeletal disorders

New e-course targets musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders often result from common physical and psychosocial demands in the workplace.
rogers place LEED

Rogers Place scores first LEED Silver NHL facility

Rogers Place arena in Edmonton has received LEED Silver certification. It is the first NHL facility in Canada built to the LEED Silver requirements.
Hospital Energy Efficiency Program

Ontario to reinvest energy savings into patient care

Ontario is investing $64 million this year in the Hospital Energy Efficiency Program, which will help hospitals save energy and encourage the use of more renewable energy technologies.
tech talent

Employers tap into tech talent clusters

Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal and Waterloo are deemed to provide the best dynamic for nurturing the workforce and fostering innovation in cost-competitive space.
Peel Memorial Centre

Peel Memorial Centre poised for major expansion

Peel Memorial Centre is poised to undergo a major expansion after the Ontario government approved the project earlier this month.
shopping centre

Toronto builds pedestrian-friendly shopping centre

The City of Toronto opened a new multi-modal shopping centre on the Yonge-University subway line at Wilson station.
ergonomic

Ergonomic workstations help Montreal campus earn LEED Silver

Ergonomic and height adjustable workstations are among the features that helped ABB Campus Montreal recently earn LEED Silver certification.
sewer

Facilities urged to properly dispose of fats, oils, grease

Compared to residential units, ICI facilities often discharge larger amounts of fats, oils and grease into the sanitary sewer.
Diamond Schmitt

ZAS and Bucholz McEvoy tapped to design TRCA building

ZAS Architects and Bucholz McEvoy Architects have been jointly selected to design the Toronto and Region Conservation’s new Administration Building.
ergonomic backpack

Ergonomic laptop bags help reduce wearer fatigue

Ergonomic benefits can be found beyond the office, especially to how employees commute with their laptops to and from the office.
Cinesphere

Historic Cinesphere at Ontario Place reopens

For the first time in years, Ontario Place is welcoming guests back to the Cinesphere, the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre.
Lazaridis Hall wood design

Diamond Schmitt wins two wood design awards

Two buildings designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects have been recognized by WoodWORKS! for their use of wood in architectural designs.
Arney Fender Katsalidis

Arney Fender Katsalidis opens Toronto office

Arney Fender Katsalidis, a London-based architecture and interiors firm, has officially opened the doors to its Toronto office.
creative hub Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury

Cape Breton creative hub receives $5-mil federal investment

The federal government is investing $5 million to help create the Cape Breton Centre for Arts, Culture and Innovation, a new creative hub located in Sydney, N.S.
thermal comfort

ASHRAE publishes 2017 version of thermal comfort standard

The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition.