Facility Management

energy

T.O.’s energy reporting consultations set for fall

City of Toronto staff have set out a fall to winter timeframe for consultations on the development of a proposed energy reporting bylaw for large buildings.
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Evaluating carpet-cleaning equipment

With scores of manufacturers, machines and models, selecting carpet-cleaning equipment can be confusing. Debby Davis decodes key factors to consider.
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How to start a preventive maintenance program

The question of how to start a preventive maintenance program is extremely common, and for good reason. With budgets tight and workers stretched thin, preventive
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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.
Mould

How to prevent mould by controlling moisture

Implementinging a comprehensive moisture management strategy is key to prevent mould. It also reduces potential health risks and liability.
Baby boomers

New housing options for seniors in Canada

Baby boomers are living longer and staying healthier, making new housing options for seniors in Canada an exciting opportunity for developers.
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Outdoor spring maintenance tips

The end of winter heralds a sense of renewal, so now is the time for owners and property managers to focus on outdoor spring maintenance projects.
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Countering the effects of winter on floors

Here are six questions building managers should ask themselves during the lead up to winter in order to counteract the ...
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Fire safety planning

For building managers, a thorough and up-to-date fire safety plan is vital for both the safety of occupants and the preservation of the premises.
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Tips to prevent mould growth

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

Cleaning chemicals create post-flood hazards

Cleanup of flood damaged properties must be approached with a knowledge of chemistry so that the cleaning ...
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Energy-saving checklist for facility managers

Here are seven strategies to reduce energy wastage.
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More dense living, more pest problems

Multi-residential dwellings are at greater risk of pest activity, so it’s important to be proactive rather than reactive with pest management treatments.
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Bird control for building managers

Property managers can lose thousands of dollars and clients due to birds roosting and nesting on their buildings.
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Recognizing safety threats in the janitor’s closet

Cleaning chemicals rely on powerful formulas to help loosen and remove soils and contaminants from all types of surfaces. When used properly, they are generally safe. When used improperly, problems can arise.
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LED lighting retrofit

To get the greatest value out of a LED lighting retrofit, ask about a manufacturer’s product testing, quality control and sustainability practices.
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Facility management’s role in design

It’s only in the post-construction phase that facility management professionals are brought on board to minimize the operational and maintenance costs that will determine the building’s performance over its life span. The reality ...