Green Products & Technologies
Impending environmental regulations will push the Canadian and American real estate industries toward cooling and insulation options with lower global warming potential.
Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
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.
The significance of green programs is becoming more pertinent in conversations about attracting and retaining tenants and meeting occupant expectations.
Green Standards, a Toronto-based initiative that helps divert used office equipment from the landfill, is helping properties report sustainable efforts.
CivicAction’s Race to Reduce, one of the largest smart energy office challenges in the world, honoured its top performers and revealed its stunning results.
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.
The more human aspect of sustainability was the focus of a recent discussion on tenant demands for green space, at Toronto’s Green Real Estate Conference
Energy conservation programs, from audits to cost-effective measures for savings, have been a mainstay of consumption reduction strategy. However, existing buildings have the potential to
Since the introduction of legislation, like the Ontario Building Code’s SB-10 supplementary standard for large buildings and the B.C. Clean Energy Act, what once was
Updates to LED lighting incentives in Ontario make them more lucrative and easier to obtain.
With energy reporting initiative Green Button currently being rolled out in Ontario, property managers and building owners are a step closer to better managing their
The first step in a green cleaning program is often to switch from traditional to green cleaning chemicals. What facility managers may not realize is
Developers and designers of York Region's new Forest Stewardship and Education Centre aim to join a select group of just six properties worldwide to be fully certified through the Living Building Challenge.
With more than 100 registered hives in Toronto alone, people are seeing the environmental benefits and economic possibilities around urban beekeeping.
Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.