Programs & Incentives

COVID-19 related investment announced in fall economic statement

COVID-19 related investment unveiled

The commercial real estate, facilities management and construction/retrofit sectors appear poised to capture a share of the spending announced in the Canadian government’s fall economic statement.
embodied carbon

An embodied carbon primer for facility managers

Facility management affects a significant component of total lifetime embodied carbon.
zero carbon

Blazing a trail for zero carbon in Nova Scotia

The zero carbon project marks an evolution in warehouses and, more broadly, the potential for a lower-emitting industrial sector.
WELL

CBRE a pioneer of WELL standard adoption

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
energy efficiency programs

Alberta won’t rescue energy efficiency programs

The move concludes the process begun five months ago when the newly elected United Conservative Party government repealed the carbon tax and eliminated the funding source for the incentives.

CaGBC launches energy disclosure challenge

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is challenging property stakeholders to be more open about their energy, water, and carbon usage. On March 27, the

GBCI Canada announces first Parksmart certifications

Oxford Properties’ Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Parkade G achieved Parksmart certification at the Pioneer level and Yorkdale’s Parkade E achieved Parksmart Bronze.
retrofit incentives

Alberta retracts promised retrofit incentives

Despite information posted on the Energy Efficiency Alberta website for more than a month, commercial customers do not qualify for the new incentives announced in May 2018.
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.
REMI

Why LEED certification is becoming an essential

As LEED certification increasingly matters to tenants’ employees, sound environmental stewardship has moved from a nice-to-do to a must-do for many companies.

Ontario ramps up electricity savings target

Ontario has largely achieved its electricity conservation target for 2011-2014, but the savings goal for 2015-2020 is even more ambitious.
ASHRAE

Inventive ways to cultivate green tenants

Although many tenants find value in creating sustainable office environments, over time, green behaviour can slip if property managers don’t foster this culture. However, according
west Calgary Ring Road

Hefty increases for LED lighting incentives

Updates to LED lighting incentives in Ontario make them more lucrative and easier to obtain.
Urban beekeeping

The buzz around urban beekeeping

With more than 100 registered hives in Toronto alone, people are seeing the environmental benefits and economic possibilities around urban beekeeping.
Toronto downtown

Toronto 2030 District aims to cut energy use

The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.

The benefits of EV charging stations

As electric vehicles gain popularity across Canada, property managers and owners can benefit by installing EV charging stations of their own.
Toronto CityPlace

Toronto looks at mandatory energy use reporting

Toronto's residential and commercial building may soon track their energy efficiency, as the city looks at mandatory energy use reporting.