Industry News

WELL enrollment

WELL Health Safety Rating enrollment opens

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has opened enrollment for the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management.
CECRA allocations

Feds suggest CECRA sets Canada apart from peers

About $221 million in Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance had been disbursed as of July 3, Finance Minister Bill Morneau reported in the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Snapshot he released today.
Canadians now fill half of BOMA International executive officer positions

Canada ensures true international BOMA executive

Canadians now fill half the executive officer positions of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International with the election of Randal Froebelius as vice chair.
richmond district

City of Richmond honoured for district energy system

The City of Richmond has received an award for having Canada's first district energy system to provide heating and cooling to large format retail buildings.
metro vancouver

Metro Vancouver achieves carbon neutrality

The Metro Vancouver regional district has achieved corporate carbon neutrality for 2019, an important step toward reaching Climate 2050.
classroom

Modular classroom supports outdoor education

Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited has collaborated with Wonder Incorporated to create a modular ‘front of classroom’ teaching support unit.
Ontario health training

Ontario offers free online health and safety training

The Ontario government's new online health and safety training touches on topics such as infection control, ladder safety, and preventing harassment.
ASHRAE society

ASHRAE introduces society president, elected officers

Charles E. Gulledge III has been introduced as the latest ASHRAE society president, along with executive officers and directors.
Canadians named ASHRAE outstanding achievers

Canadians among ASHRAE outstanding achievers

This year’s select group of honourees for distinguished service, exceptional service and distinguished long-term membership was announced at the Society’s annual conference, which is unfolding in a four-day virtual format.
School of Continuing Studies

York U kicks off rise of School of Continuing Studies

York University virtually broke ground on the first dedicated structure for its School of Continuing Studies to celebrate the new Keele campus facility.
Saskatchewan school

$26M invested in Saskatchewan school maintenance

The government of Saskatchewan announced $25.9 million in stimulus funding for school maintenance projects, including those to improve energy efficiency.
bacteria corrosion

Reopening buildings face bacteria, corrosion issues

As buildings are reopened, inactive plumbing lines may cause bacteria and corrosion problems that lead to additional issues beyond the spread of coronavirus.
burnaby hospital

Teams shortlisted for Burnaby Hospital expansion

Three qualified teams have been shortlisted for the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Project. The successful proponent will be identified by mid-2021.
water quality

Ontario guide helps buildings restore water quality

Building owners and managers are responsible for water flushing activities to restore drinking water. Sometimes this process could take up to 12 weeks.
wellness ready

Quadrangle and Human Space launch Wellness Ready

Quadrangle and Human Space have launched Wellness Ready, a program to support businesses as they create healthy environments for returning occupants and customers.
HRAI COVID-19

HRAI develops COVID-19 awareness training program

HRAI is developing a COVID-19 training program for residential applications with the potential to expand into small commercial and ICI sectors.
SFU gathering house

First Peoples’ Gathering House set for SFU campus

A First Peoples' Gathering House will be built at the Simon Fraser University (SFU) campus in Burnaby, B.C. The $15 million project will open in 2023.