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water consumption

Key steps to reduce water consumption

Reducing water consumption must remain an important aim for commercial facility managers.
inclusive

A path to fully inclusive community hubs

The idea of creating inclusive community hubs—where people of all ages and abilities can gather together—is gaining significant momentum.
Yorkdale

Yorkdale becomes first Canadian retail centre to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

Yorkdale is the latest Canadian facility to achieve the certification, which indicates that best infection prevention practices are in place.
campus

Campus high-rise brings health to new heights

Dingy is a word that conjures thoughts of old institutional spaces. Academic buildings with dimly-lit hallways and windowless classrooms punctured with fluorescent glare. Rarely are
reopening facilities

4 tips for reopening facilities

Commercial cleaning company OpenWorks offers advice for reopening facilities.
pest prevention

C.L.E.A.N. tips for pest prevention

Remember to keep pest management in mind this summer to create a plan of attack for all potential problems.
status quo stymies innovative retrofit options

Status quo stymies innovative retrofit options

Prevailing approaches for incentivizing, financing and implementing retrofit projects deemed unlikely to propel the existing building inventory to net-zero emissions by 2050.
Indigenous hub

Purpose-built Indigenous hub will be Ontario first

Construction is officially underway on what will be Ontario's first mixed-use, purpose-built Indigenous hub in the West Don Lands of Toronto.
net zero

Reaching net zero in the age of COVID-19

Optimizing ventilation and air handling systems is key to achieving net zero energy performance goals.
Indigenous

Indigenous voices hushed in planning processes

Indigenous communities across Canada continue to be sidelined or completely excluded from initial planning phases of new developments and renovations.
workstations

Selecting workstations for post-COVID re-entry

Designing a workplace today is a balancing act. It must effectively account for social distancing requirements while also recognizing the need for interaction and collaboration.
property cleaning

Modernizing property cleaning & maintenance beyond 2021

Pre-pandemic, this had been hiding under the radar of technological innovation.
facility security

Updating facility security in a post-COVID era

A former counterterrorism expert explains some steps that can be taken to enhance facility security.
disclosure

Heat is on for electricity demand projections

Electricity demand projections through the vaccination rollout period should take two contradictory factors into account, energy management specialists affirm.
Manulife

Manulife is raising standards in real estate

Enhancing cleaning, disinfection, and communication is critically important within real estate at a time when health and safety is top of mind.
workplace

Investing in the workplace growing more pivotal

Carefully crafting an inclusive workplace response, requiring integration of people programs, implementing technology tools and systems, all accelerate business outcomes.
zero carbon

Ottawa hockey facility a zero carbon first

How AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex in Ottawa, Ontario, became the first Zero Carbon Building Performance Standard certified arena.