Workplaces

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
Gen Z

Preparing for a Gen Z workplace

Here comes Gen Z. These young adults have different expectations and aspirations that, if unmet, will result in a loss of valuable facilities personnel.
office space

Hamilton office space luring global tech firms

Brick-and-beam buildings in Hamilton are transforming into modern office space for tech firms looking to employ a growing talent pool.
workplace trends

Workplace trends impacting office design

Major workplace trends are creating the impetus for more sustainable, adaptable and productive places of employment.
noise

Not all noise nuisances require a remedy

Noise complaints are a prevalent and challenging problem for facility managers. While the most common are related to a loud residential or commercial neighbour, the
Westinghouse HQ

Westinghouse HQ gets new lease on life

The Westinghouse HQ building has been re-envisioned for a new age to become a hub for commercial and cultural activities.
resilient

Resilient design in the workplace

A panel of speakers explored the significant steps businesses, governments and learning institutions are actively taking towards resilient design
OCAD

Inside OCAD University’s first off-campus outpost

OCAD University asked Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm, Quadrangle, to create an interior with flexible features.
sit-to-stand workstations

The effect of sit-to-stand workstations

Based on studies examining the performance benefits of sit-to-stand workstations, neither only sitting nor only standing is the right answer.
wellbeing

Gen Z wellbeing suffering in Canadian offices

Canadian employers in the corporate office sector are not doing enough to support wellbeing among young people entering the workforce.
task lighting

The benefits of ergonomic LED task lighting

Recent research into the use of task lighting has provided evidence that incorporating positionable light sources in individual workspaces provides valuable benefits.
ASHRAE volunteers guidance for setup of temporary field hospitals

Tips for an ergonomic office and workspace

Having an ergonomic office means ensuring your working environment is designed for efficiency and comfort. Herein, promoting healthy workspace designs and practices is key to maximize productivity by
Ergonomics

Justifying the costs of workplace ergonomics

You’ve identified the ergonomic hazards, developed solutions to address them, and researched the costs and resources needed to implement the solutions. Even still, you just
Gen Z

Does your workplace pass the Gen Z test?

Members of Gen Z need an environment where they can create — with some strong generational preferences for managers and workspace designers to consider.
Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons’ new HQ champions sustainability

Inside Tim Hortons’ move to a new sustainable head office in downtown Toronto that embraces the company’s Canadiana roots.
ergonomics sedentary behaviour

Avoiding sedentary behaviour in the workplace

It’s more challenging for people to achieve an active lifestyle if they spend 40 hours per week at a sedentary job, finds ergonomist Linda Miller.
LoyaltyOne

Inside LoyaltyOne’s move to new Toronto HQ

The recent relocation of LoyaltyOne’s Toronto-based head office was a move to end all moves.