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Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
The City of Mississauga is testing the waters with solar panels as a supplemental heat source for its busiest — and highest utility-consuming — outdoor pool this summer.
Toronto conference explores commercial real estate in its urban context, focusing on factors that support or threaten economic growth, investment returns, urban liveability and sustainability.
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Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
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As facility management and information technology become increasingly intertwined, there are business cases to be made both for and with IT solutions.
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