Capital Upgrades & Retrofits

green roof

Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
range anxiety

Retail leader buckles down on EV range anxiety

CF's national electric vehicle charging program will add 45 networked chargers at 15 shopping centres, helping to ease range anxiety and ramp up EV sales.
WELL

Pursuing WELL at CBRE’s new office in North York

CBRE now has four out of the ten WELL-registered projects in Canada: one in Vancouver and three in the GTA, including the Toronto North office.
real estate investment decisions

A primer for real estate investment decisions

Climate volatility, energy costs and a growing backlog of required capital expenditure are projected to drive real estate investment decisions in the near and long term.
property managers

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
low-impact community

Industry sees promise in low-impact communities

Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
greener buildings

Greener buildings in a changing marketplace

How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
WELL

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
Commercial refrigeration

How to start an energy-saving campaign

A property manager walks through how condo boards can combat rising utility bills by starting an energy-saving campaign.
BOMA BEST

Green construction and retrofits on upswing

Energy conservation is identified as the key motive for green construction and retrofits, surpassing all other reasons cited in newly released global survey results. The
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Real estate reaps smart technology paybacks

Real estate owners/managers point to the efficiencies and savings that can come with real-time monitoring and operational responses, which also support asset value and competitiveness in the marketplace.
Utility-Costs

Five ways to curb utility costs in condominiums

Coming changes in Ontario are cause for condo corporations to curb their utility costs. An expert shares how, pointing to five energy efficiency retrofits.
resilientbuildings

Resilient buildings function through crises

Resilient buildings respond to the growing likelihood of extreme weather events.
flooding

Green roof benefits for buildings

Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
Electric_Car

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.
Bike to work

Building features that promote biking to work

In order to promote biking to work among tenants, property owners and managers should ensure secure bicycle parking, changing room and showers.
North Toronto Collegiate Institute

Systems to improve stormwater management

Buildings can use different systems to improve stormwater management, thereby lessening the burden on the municipal drainage system.