The transition from closed offices to open concepts may solve the problem of paper clutter, but has the problem merely been converted to digital form?
Five tenants piloted a new green certification program, BOMA Canada's Sustainable Workplaces, ahead of its recent roll out.
The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
One of two sewers bylaw changes that are expected to trickle down to building owners and managers is on tap for the New Year.
LED technology has become a simple, most cost-effective way to not only cut operating costs, but also measurably reduce environmental impact.
An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
Canada is in the enviable position of being “water-rich,” according to a July 2013 Frasier Institute study. In 2011, it had the fourth-largest supply of
Half a can of pop is all it takes. That hundred-odd millilitres of syrupy soda is enough to contaminate an entire paper recycling stream. A
Energy conservation programs, from audits to cost-effective measures for savings, have been a mainstay of consumption reduction strategy. However, existing buildings have the potential to
The first step in a green cleaning program is often to switch from traditional to green cleaning chemicals. What facility managers may not realize is
City of Toronto staff have set out a fall to winter timeframe for consultations on the development of a proposed energy reporting bylaw for large buildings.
Whether they are property owners or tenants, many organizations are taking steps to green their commercial real estate. What fewer organizations are doing is measuring
Maintaining a building like the Royal Ontario Museum is not easy. Facility managers must balance visitor needs with exhibition requirements.
Property managers must balance tenant satisfaction, building operations and sustainability trends when monitoring indoor air quality.
Hotel renovations are essential for staying competitive. But management must balance guest facing upgrades with non-guest facing improvements.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre was once the largest mall in the world . After four upgrades in the last 10 years, it is about to undergo another expansion.
Combining smart building and smart occupancy to promote productivity and sustainability.