Energy Management

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.
BOMA Canada

BOMA Canada fetes national award winners

The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan last night to celebrate the BOMA Canada National Awards.
electricity rate relief

Ontario attempts electricity rate relief

Shifts in the allocation of Ontario's Global Adjustment will benefit some electricity customers and further burden others, but proactive commercial real estate owners/managers are poised to be among the winners.
thermal metering

Thermal metering crosses the pond

Thermal metering, already widespread in Europe, is expected to gain traction in Canada as the technology becomes more accessible.
CDM incentives for portfolios

Ontario readying CDM incentives for portfolios

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator was instructed to consult with local distribution companies to develop a pay-for-performance program that could be ready for launch in the fall of 2016.
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.
technology trends

Eight technology trends that could impact CRE

Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
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.
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Alberta carbon fees to fund energy efficiency

As outlined in the 2016 Alberta budget, carbon fees will show up differently in the key utilities of electricity and natural gas, creating a blend of transparent and more nebulous new costs.
Macdonald Block

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.
energy consumption

A race against energy consumption

Over the past four years, about 69 million square feet of Toronto’s office stock participated in an ambitious challenge to lower energy usage in buildings.
building envelope

A window into better building envelopes

The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
BOMA BEST 3.0

Managing occupant expectations

The significance of green programs is becoming more pertinent in conversations about attracting and retaining tenants and meeting occupant expectations.
BOMA Canada

BOMA Canada honours industry’s best

Commercial real estate professionals across Canada gathered in Québec City for the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada National Awards gala.
International Year of Light

International Year of Light radiates potential

UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light to shine a beacon on scientific achievements, reflect on possibilities and promote a spectrum of related economic and sustainable development objectives
business

Sustainable leaders rethink the ‘chase for points’

In the race to move from one building certification level to another, some industry leaders wonder if subscribers of such programs are truly being green.