Square Feats

GRESB separates from GBCI and seeks B-Corp status

GRESB swaps GBCI umbrella for B-Corp status

The global benchmark for ESG performance of commercial real estate portfolios and infrastructure investments has reacquired its independence and established a non-profit foundation to oversee standards development.
CREST awards celebrate sustainability gains

CREST awards celebrate sustainability gains

While teams are still focused on an electricity-saving target, the race2reduce, sponsored by BOMA Toronto, has now expanded its mandate to include water, gas, solid waste and overarching climate leadership.
New ASHRAE headquarters intended to demonstrate achievable energy performance in older existing buildings

ASHRAE unveils energy performance role model

The newly renovated and retrofitted 42-year-old office building is intended to embody the global society’s mandate to advance human well-being through sustainable technology in the built environment.
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Apprenticeship forum chair goes to union rep

The national, not-for-profit organization brings together employers, labour unions, training agencies and other stakeholder groups involved in developing the skilled trades workforce.
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RAIC welcomes Paul Mitchell as director of practice

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) welcomes Paul Mitchell to the RAIC operational team as the incoming director of practice.
Canadian researchers among 25 global Green Talents

Canadian researchers among global Green Talents

Germany’s federal Ministry of Education and Research has named 25 Green Talents for 2020, chosen from an international field of scholars in the early stages of careers in sustainability sciences.
IREM award

Edmonton firm wins IREM award of excellence

Edmonton-based Ayre & Oxford Inc. is doubly celebrating its 25th anniversary in the real estate management business and its newly received Real Estate Management Excellence (REME) Award.
Colonnade BridgePort announces two new appointments for GTA office

Colonnade BridgePort shows confidence in the GTA

Ottawa-based Colonnade BridgePort has announced two new appointments to further guide the full-service real estate company’s expansion in the Greater Toronto Area.
JLL Canada adds new senior executives

JLL Canada adds property management executives

Together, Allan Yearwood and Blair Reeve bring nearly 55 years of experience in commercial real estate.
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Edmonton’s Ice District towers win global award

Two towers in Edmonton’s Downtown Ice District have earned global accolades: Stantec Tower, JW Marriott Edmonton and private residences.
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Canadians atop global institutional investors

Canadians received two of three platinum-level awards bestowed to top investment performers in conjunction with the annual IPE Real Estate conference for pension fund executives.
Mark Carney to lead development of ESG-focused funds at Brookfield Asset Management

Brookfield looks to Carney on ESG-focused funds

Mark Carney, the United Nations special envoy for climate action and finance, has joined Brookfield Asset Management as vice chair and head of ESG and impact fund investing.
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CaGBC reveals Green Building Award winners

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the winners of the 2020 Green Building Excellence Awards.
Canadians now fill half of BOMA International executive officer positions

Canada ensures true international BOMA executive

Canadians now fill half the executive officer positions of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International with the election of Randal Froebelius as vice chair.
ASHRAE society

ASHRAE introduces society president, elected officers

Charles E. Gulledge III has been introduced as the latest ASHRAE society president, along with executive officers and directors.
Canadians named ASHRAE outstanding achievers

Canadians among ASHRAE outstanding achievers

This year’s select group of honourees for distinguished service, exceptional service and distinguished long-term membership was announced at the Society’s annual conference, which is unfolding in a four-day virtual format.
PEO's eight female president immediately succeeds the seventh

PEO installs second consecutive female president

As the eighth female president in Professional Engineers Ontario’s 101-year history, Marisa Sterling immediately succeeds the seventh, Nancy Hill.