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.
It's a content-streaming, always connected, on-the-go world of online entertainment, and condo residents expect nothing less.
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.
Fan Coil Units (FCUs) are a vital, yet often overlooked part of an apartment/condo complex. Nevertheless, they are directly responsible for the climate control within the apartment complex in the form of heating and cooling.
Condominiums have several choices when it comes to addressing security concerns within the building. As is often is the case, these choices come with concerns about making the wrong choice.
Creating an envelope in a residential tower where balconies, windows and exterior walls come together in multiple layers is challenging and increases the likelihood that thermal bridges will form.
Managing condo service requests is an integral part of a property manager’s job. Ahead are five best practices to ensure owners and residents receive the best service possible.
More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
For condo managers, a false fire alarm results in new issues. What happens when a fire alarm goes off at a condominium when no smoke or fire is present?
As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may be holding them back.
Toronto’s “tech boom” will fuel the city’s condo market in 2019 (and beyond). This is according to a Condo Chick report which cites the city’s
It’s important to ensure users who rely on elevators to get around have access to this vertical transportation when needed.
Specialized analytics and network audio are addressing lax condominium security by combining video surveillance, communication and entry control.
At least one condo corporation is facing what is likely to be a steep repair tab after Toronto was drenched with a month’s worth of rain on Aug. 7.
An engineer offers tips for maximizing common element warranty coverage to get construction deficiencies resolved in new condo complexes.
The new rules that will steer the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at Ontario condo properties starting next week may have a blind spot.
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.