Electrical

Energy storage prompts battery of precautions

Energy storage prompts a battery of precautions

In step with the projected surge in energy storage installations, fire safety advisors are actively working to help clean tech adopters understand and mitigate the risks.
Building electrification projects impart lessons

Building electrification projects impart lessons

The business case for electrification works best when retrofits are synced with the end-of-life of existing mechanical equipment and/or asset repositioning plans
Cooling deemed key amenity for Ontario renters

Cooling deemed key amenity for Ontario renters

Conceptually, the proposed rules establish air conditioning as a protected option that tenants cannot be prevented from obtaining rather than an essential that landlords would be compelled to supply.
Electricity grid capacity a 2030 imperative

Electricity grid capacity a 2030 imperative

Electricity grid capacity is critical to enable the buildings and transportation sectors to move away from fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Deep retrofit logistics trip up on key products

Deep retrofit logistics trip up on key products

Few of the existing building technologies projected to help dramatically curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have yet conquered their market categories
Buildings sector pulls back on GHG accelerator

Fuel-switching challenges expected to ease

Climate, cost and capacity pose fuel-switching challenges for building owners looking to curb greenhouse gas emissions in line with Canada’s target for a 40 per cent reduction below 2005 levels by 2030.
Setting a new standard

Setting a new standard at Ken Soble Tower

With mechanical systems nearing end of life, inadequate ventilation and other issues, the 50-year Ken Soble Tower was in critical need of an upgrade.
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Finding the right facility maintenance partner

Like any other significant hire, there is a benefit to working with a facility maintenance team that can deliver tangible value to your operations.
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Success in property management energy savings

It was a mix of energy insights, incentives, and advanced controls that helped Briarlane Rental Property Management Inc. optimize its natural gas consumption and increase occupant comfort across selected buildings in its portfolio.

Carleton University to get co-generation plant

Carleton University expects to fire up a new co-generation plant at its Ottawa-based campus next spring as part of its sophomore energy master plan.

A blind spot in new EV charging station rules?

The new rules that will steer the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at Ontario condo properties starting next week may have a blind spot.

Energizing mixed retail space

Increased urbanization and the demand for convenience has made it more common for retailers, restaurants and office spaces to operate under one roof.

Backup power critical to hurricane preparedness

The start of hurricane season is around the corner and it’s important that facilities are prepared.

Property managers downplay cybersecurity threats

Buildings are becoming more connected and functional as information and operational technology converge, heightening the risk of cybersecurity attacks.

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.

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.

TDSB faces $3.4-billion renewal needs backlog

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.