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.
Owners of smaller commercial and multi-residential buildings in Ontario will still be welcome to voluntarily share energy and water consumption data, but a looming deadline for mandatory disclosure has been withdrawn.
A widening scope of resources can be tapped to build increasingly sophisticated risk profiles, but sustainability practitioners note that data is often fragmented and difficult to obtain.
Few signatories to the Paris Agreement have specifically listed energy efficiency targets in required national plans for meeting their commitments so Three Percent Club founders see plenty of room to capture untapped emissions reductions.
Major Canadian players figure among both GRESB investor members with full access to the data and the larger complement of management members that report and are benchmarked through the real estate assessment.
After one year of operation, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program has marked several milestones.
LEED v4.1 O+M’s updates focus on performance outcomes, and not on prescriptive measures to improve performance.
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.
Energy conservation initiatives are cutting costs and supporting skills development that make health care operations more self-reliant in five James Bay communities.
The City of Mississauga is testing the waters with solar panels as a supplemental heat source for its busiest — and highest utility-consuming — outdoor pool this summer.
One GTA-based condo building won’t face the dilemma of when to switch over its HVAC system from heating to cooling this spring thanks to cogeneration.
An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.
Mixed-use developments in Toronto are creating neighbourhoods that are unaffordable for many people, according to a new study.
Increased urbanization and the demand for convenience has made it more common for retailers, restaurants and office spaces to operate under one roof.
The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto last night for the BOMA Canada National Awards.
The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new regulatory flexibility to retrofit stationary air conditioners with a refrigerant that is slated to be phased out for other cooling, refrigeration and foam blowing purposes.