Lighting

CIBC Mellon

CIBC Mellon adds Mississauga office

Growth is a common reason for companies to relocate. Indeed, it was one of two key drivers behind CIBC Mellon’s recent move into a Mississauga outpost.
Brookfield GIS

Brookfield GIS expands and rebrands

A visitor to Brookfield GIS' new Innovation Centre might miss one of its most novel features without the benefit of a tour guide.
Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
workplace transformation

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
wellness programs

Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
pest management

Lighting the path to improved pest management

Most facility managers don’t consider pest management when designing and installing lighting systems in and around their properties, but they should.
Kitchener Public Library

Kitchener Public Library gets digital reboot

Kitchener Public Library’s $40-million renovation and expansion, completed in September 2014, responded to a new digital reality.
LED light

Three highlights of switching to LED fixtures

LED technology has become a simple, most cost-effective way to not only cut operating costs, but also measurably reduce environmental impact.
MacOdrum Library

MacOdrum Library’s novel redesign wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects' dramatic $27-million redesign of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library earned a 2015 Library Building Award on July 7.
International Year of Light

International Year of Light radiates potential

UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light to shine a beacon on scientific achievements, reflect on possibilities and promote a spectrum of related economic and sustainable development objectives
co-working centres

Lessons from the rise of co-working centres

The popularity of co-working centres has less to do with the physical environment and more to do with people, which has implications for large companies.
Birds on wire

Markham adopts bird-friendly building rules

The City of Markam has joined a growing list of municipalities that have adopted bird-friendly building guidelines for new construction.
LED_lighting

Designing with LEDs

With advancements in technology, LEDs are beginning to produce better light quality and offer true colour rendition.
LED light

LED lighting retrofit

To get the greatest value out of a LED lighting retrofit, ask about a manufacturer’s product testing, quality control and sustainability practices.
REMI

Saying goodbye to T12 fluorescents

Since the first Canadian energy efficiency regulation that phased out a handful of inefficient general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL) was introduced in 1995, there has been steady progress in the availability of more efficient lighting solutions ...