Abandonment of the Sidewalk Labs project proposed for Toronto is unfortunate, but it serves as an important lesson that building a smart city from the top down is hard.
While climate change may have slipped somewhat from people’s consciousness and priorities right now, it’s noteworthy that the pandemic and climate crises are both problems of exponential growth against a limited capacity to cope.
Global and Canadian survey results suggest proptech is more piecemeal than strategically deployed in many cases, hindering the capacity to integrate data collection and interpretation.
It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
How can commercial property owners and managers “plug in” to the smart city revolution?
Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
Toronto conference explores commercial real estate in its urban context, focusing on factors that support or threaten economic growth, investment returns, urban liveability and sustainability.
Toronto has long been a city open to innovation and change, whether it be culturally or technologically. It’s no surprise then that the city was chosen to take part in the Urban Pilot Program, or UPPlift, which aims to bridge the gap between emergent smart technologies and property managers to enhance a city’s liveability.
Increased urbanization and the demand for convenience has made it more common for retailers, restaurants and office spaces to operate under one roof.
Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
Using wireless technology to connect automated building controls provides many advantages, including cost-effective installation and building efficiency.
The intrusion detection system (IDS) is slowly being incorporated into integrated security solutions in condominiums.
To compete in the digital economy, innovative commercial real estate (CRE) companies will act now to maintain control of their digital real estate.
With summer just around the corner, here are some tips for facilities managers to consider when preparing their commercial buildings to beat the heat.
Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new net positive energy office development.
CBRE now has four out of the ten WELL-registered projects in Canada: one in Vancouver and three in the GTA, including the Toronto North office.