Many companies have been forced to rethink the traditional workplace structure, as physical office space quickly morphs into a work-from-home situation.
While climate change may have slipped somewhat from people’s consciousness and priorities right now, it’s noteworthy that the pandemic and climate crises are both problems of exponential growth against a limited capacity to cope.
Many employees are not accustomed to being remote workers and might find the lack of traditional office space challenging.
The energy demand load has shifted in sync with much of Ontario’s workforce from commercial to home offices, prompting calls for suspension of time-of-use pricing during the current COVID-19 related upheaval
It has been almost 25 years since CBRE expanded to Alberta’s capital. Known as Coldwell Banker Commercial at the time (as it was prior to
Global and Canadian survey results suggest proptech is more piecemeal than strategically deployed in many cases, hindering the capacity to integrate data collection and interpretation.
Prominent Canadian asset managers recently recounted their experiences in repositioning underperforming properties, offering insight on turnaround logistics and the role value-add assets play in investment strategies.
Major workplace trends are creating the impetus for more sustainable, adaptable and productive places of employment.
With mechanical systems nearing end of life, inadequate ventilation and other issues, the 50-year Ken Soble Tower was in critical need of an upgrade.
Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints.
While museum relics are meant to be cherished and preserved long-term, the building systems that protect them are not.
Like any other significant hire, there is a benefit to working with a facility maintenance team that can deliver tangible value to your operations.
Noise complaints are a prevalent and challenging problem for facility managers. While the most common are related to a loud residential or commercial neighbour, the
It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
Guidance related to natural ventilation, particulate filtration and compartmentalization of multi-residential HVAC systems are prominent in the list of identified "significant changes" compared to the incumbent 2016 version of the standards.
Based on studies examining the performance benefits of sit-to-stand workstations, neither only sitting nor only standing is the right answer.
When planning retrofits or renovations for older schools, administrators have the chance to implement green, sustainable and high-performance design solutions.