A good or bad experience on a person’s first visit to a building can be the difference between a returning client or a lost opportunity. An opinion is formed within seconds of an individual walking through your doors and the scent that greets their nostrils will go a long way to deciding whether that opinion is positive or negative.
Copper alloys used more in hospitals to help fight health-care acquired infections, aren’t as prevalent in non-traditional spaces where germs also spread.
The decreasing costs of sensors means the Internet of Things is rapidly moving into new areas of commercial properties, such as waste management.
Canada’s growing cities are fueling pesticide resistance as rodents, bed bugs and cockroaches better adapt to human environments.
Building occupants may still be inhaling VOCs and other chemical emissions despite the use of eco-friendly products.
Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
With 2017 underway, Ontario-based companies must now enact specific AODA requirements to ensure accessibility for employees and customers.
Opening a brand new facility is no easy feat, especially one like Rogers Place, the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada.
Living walls are becoming increasingly popular in retail, institutional, office and residential interior spaces, and for good reason.
Cockroach infestations in schools are not uncommon. All it takes is one female with an egg case to start a population. Here are some prevention strategies.
Two Winnipeg men have designed and built a prototype of a mobile pressure washing truck that sustainably sterilizes and deodorizes all garbage bins.
Educational facilities are embracing green cleaning programs, where such use is pertinent because children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures.
Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
The new collaborative office seems to be the answer to improved productivity and innovation; however, it introduces new issues of office cleanliness.
While hot water machines typically use more energy, they may be more effective at cleaning and protecting the indoor environment.