Industry News

cleaning product prices

Cleaning product prices on the rise

Resin used for plastic production is in high demand but short supply.
window cleaning

Vancouver innovator wins award for window cleaning robot

An up-and-coming Vancouver entrepreneur has won an award in recognition of his work to develop a first-of-its-kind window cleaning robot.
Canada's Best Restroom

Canada’s Best Restroom 2021 finalists revealed

Public voting is open until July 9, with five finalists vying for the annual award.

BSCAI CLEAN Awards 2021 seeking nominees

The Building Service Contractors Association International is accepting nominations for its 2021 CLEAN Awards until July 30.

IICRC opens nominations for HoF awards

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification is accepting nominations for the 2021 Hall of Fame Awards until June 30. 
Healthcare Housekeepers Association

Healthcare Housekeepers Association expands across Canada

The Ontario Healthcare Housekeeping Association (OHHA) has rebranded as the Canadian Healthcare Housekeepers Association (HHA).
BOMA Canada to launch Circular Economy Guide for Real Estate

CRE sussed for circular economy applications

BOMA members and other interested parties are asked to complete a short online survey ahead of the upcoming launch of the new Circular Economy Guide for Commercial Real Estate.

Canadian workers not keen on return to offices

Only 20% of Canadian office workers surveyed said they want to return to the office every day, and 19% said they never want to go back.
janitorial services

Janitorial services industry poised for global growth

A new study reports the global market for janitorial services is expected to grow to US$320 billion by 2027.
Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia gets funding for healthcare and LTC facilities 

New funding will help renovate and rehabilitate 40 healthcare and long-term care facilities across Nova Scotia to improve patient and staff safety.
hand sanitizer

Facility managers vastly increase hand sanitizer stations

The trend has been most notable in office, industrial, and foodservice facilities, finds a GP PRO survey.
Jean Larose

Remembering former ISSA Canada leader Jean Larose

Larose joined ISSA Canada under its previous moniker in 1962 and helped grow the organization into the industry leader it is today.
Commercial buildings receive ENERGY STAR awards

Commercial buildings named ENERGY STAR winners

Suburban office and corporate headquarters capture the limelight in the newly announced 2021 ENERGY STAR Canada awards for existing commercial and institutional buildings.

Canada officially lists plastic products under CEPA

Canada recently listed plastic manufactured items on Schedule 1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), taking a first regulatory step in addressing plastic pollution.
seismic safe school

Vancouver’s largest seismically safe school underway

Construction has begun on Eric Hamber Secondary school, the largest seismic school replacement project in Vancouver’s history.
GBAC STAR accreditation

Celebrating one year of GBAC STAR accreditation

Over 1,900 facilities in more than 80 countries have earned accreditation, and another 3,000+ are pursuing it.
water damage restoration standard

IICRC publishes revised water damage restoration standard

IICRC has published a newly-revised, ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration.