We should be asking our reserve fund planners to look at the Paris accord target dates and compare the end-of-life replacement of our gas-burning appliances against the target dates.
As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
After 2022, companies must use their own funds to reimburse embedded energy managers, but will be offered “an enhanced level of technical support and resources.” It's a move some see as more short-sighted.
A sustainability plan and budget should be made with the mindset of plan and prevent, instead of react and pivot.
While building codes and standards help regulate efficiency in new buildings, existing buildings have been operating with little oversight and, in fact, no insight at all into how energy and water was being used in our cities.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
Perched on the edge of the waterfront, south of the Distillery District near Sugar Beach, Toronto’s first LEED Platinum high-rise condo stands in the Bayside
Guidance related to natural ventilation, particulate filtration and compartmentalization of multi-residential HVAC systems are prominent in the list of identified "significant changes" compared to the incumbent 2016 version of the standards.
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.
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
Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
A roof that lasts longer is usually more sustainable since less waste is generated through the removal of an additional roof.
An energy audit is the logical first step in helping to reduce a facility’s utility costs and carbon footprint, and justify capital expenditures. Here are 10 things every building manager should know before embarking on an energy audit.
Energy efficiency in highrise multi-residential buildings can be achieved through a variety of retrofits. However, one method that is often overlooked is ...
In recent years, environmental regulations, new innovations and higher energy costs have raised the bar on green buildings and provided economic incentives ...
When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.