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Global energy load has capacity to ease poverty

Global energy load has room to ease poverty

New research concludes there is capacity to power universal decent living standards (DLS) and stay beneath a 1.5-degree Celsius ceiling for temperature rise.
BEIC

BEIC Unveils Building Energy Innovation Report 

The time to embrace clean building technologies is now, but it takes stakeholders across the real estate community to make the shift. This is the philosophy behind the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) and the underlying message in its newest report.  
LED

Scientists developing LED bulb that emits less blue light

A research team at the University of Houston is developing an LED bulb that emits most of its energy from the safer violet segment of the visible light spectrum.
LED

Advancements in LED illumination

Control and management of the visual experience and the extensive range of available applications have extended the possibilities of lighting performance within a built environment.
migrating birds

Five building tips to help migrating birds this spring

Many feathered friends won't be making it to their northern breeding areas this spring due to fatal collisions with reflective and transparent glass.
workplace

Turning the workplace into a calming retreat

For workers seeking relief from media over-saturation and cramped living environments, the workplace can function as a retreat from the overstimulation of daily life.
restroom

Rethinking the restroom experience

According to the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, virus transmission in a public restroom is of great concern
Edge computing centres are vulnerable to encroaching outdoor conditions

Edge computing centres put a cloud in a cabinet

Seen as the next big thing in data services, small hubs located near end-users are also more vulnerable to the encroaching outdoor environment than are vast temperature-controlled data centres.
Surveillance testing

Surveillance testing in schools during COVID-19

As classes resume in person, one protocol being discussed in Ontario is the deployment of surveillance technology testing to mitigate pandemic risk.

GBAC STAR accreditation to steer reopenings

The new GBAC STAR accreditation program is taking the complication and uncertainty out of reopening large Canadian commercial facilities.
waste management

Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: mixing bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: any mixture of bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.
soap recycling program

Hilton expands soap recycling program

The program helps fight the hygiene epidemic plaguing underserved communities due to a lack of access to basic sanitation.
workplace injury

Safety blitz targets Ontario’s top workplace injury

The blitz will focus on workplaces in the construction, health care, industrial and mining sectors.
Pest control in facilities

Pest prevention through building design

As exciting as an expansion or renovation can be, it can also determine the future of any business's pest vulnerability and management program.

Six trends to impact retail multi-site FM industry

Connex, the authority on retailers, multi-site healthcare facilities, entertainment facilities, banks and suppliers provides a breakdown of the meta-trends impacting retail facilities management.