What security and privacy threats should condo communities watch out for due to the rise of internet-connected smart home devices?
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.
A growing number of multi-res high rises across Toronto have continued to reduce waste during the pandemic.
The insurance crisis in condominiums is affecting how boards are planning for disasters in Ontario.
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.
Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
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.
Designers and developers foresee a greater turn towards health and wellness in the condo design of tomorrow.
Condo corporations are facing new budgeting challenges in 2020. Planning for unexpected and increasing expenses is difficult to anticipate.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
When planning a concrete repair, develop a long-range master landscape plan that includes replacement trees that will have less impact over time.
Toronto Environmental Alliance is currently accepting applications for condos to join its Zero Waste High Rise Project in the spring and summer of 2020.
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
Owners of smaller commercial and multi-residential buildings in Ontario will still be welcome to voluntarily share energy and water consumption data, but a looming deadline for mandatory disclosure has been withdrawn.