Environmental Management

concrete repair

Steps for a solid concrete repair plan

When planning a concrete repair, develop a long-range master landscape plan that includes replacement trees that will have less impact over time.
COVID-19

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in condos

Boards and property managers of condos play a significant role in protecting residents during emergencies like the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
zero waste

Invitation to join Zero Waste High Rise project

Toronto Environmental Alliance is currently accepting applications for condos to join its Zero Waste High Rise Project in the spring and summer of 2020.
COVID-19

COVID-19 and Condos

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase across the country, Nancy Houle from Davidson Houle Allen discusses what this means for the condo industry.
LEED Platinum

Energy efficiency powers condo to LEED Platinum

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
CondoEmergency

Preparing for common condo emergencies

Warmer months are a great time to reassess disaster readiness for “predictable” condo emergencies. The time to start preparing for these risks is always now
waste diversion

Toronto cracks down on waste contamination

The City of Toronto is cracking down on bylaw infractions concerning the co-mingling of garbage and recycling in bins put out for municipal pick-up at multi-residential properties.
in-ground irrigation system

An untapped source of water savings?

Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
line painting

Line paint fades faster under new regs

In recent years, property owners and managers may have noticed that the line paint in their parking lots is fading more quickly.
Empty Room

Insight into window replacement in condos

Window replacement can be expensive, involved and intrusive. It's important to answer four questions before beginning this kind of project in a condo.
energy reporting

Toronto puts energy reporting proposal on pause

An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
radon testing

Why radon testing should be on your radar

After smoking, radon exposure is the next leading cause of lung cancer. An expert walks through radon testing and mitigation strategies.
Social Media

Communicating green building plans to tenants

Talking to tenants and using social media are useful strategies to get occupants working toward the same energy-efficient green building plans.
WERS Built Green

Grey water technology flush with savings

Grey water recovery systems are starting to gain traction in commercial and multi-residential buildings because of their ...
mould

Tips to prevent mould growth

Building management needs to understand what conditions are necessary for mould growth, so it can ultimately prevent it.
radon testing

Energy-saving checklist for facility managers

Here are seven strategies to reduce energy wastage.
REMI

Incentive programs test patience

Delays in the rollout of many of the OPA's CDM programs have now necessitated a one-year extension to what was ...