Sustainability

healthy

How to provide healthy environments & meet climate goals

Three key lessons for making buildings energy- and carbon-efficient and healthy.
climate change

10 ways the cleaning industry can fight climate change

The threat posed by climate change keeps growing, as do the warnings of its dire consequences, but what can the cleaning industry do?
water consumption

Key steps to reduce water consumption

Reducing water consumption must remain an important aim for commercial facility managers.
supply chain

6 evolving supply chain and distribution trends

As we continue to inch beyond the pandemic, we are starting to see specific supply chain trends evolving.
sustainable cleaning

The future of sustainable cleaning

Whatever the facility, prioritizing sustainable cleaning creates a healthier, greener environment for all.
green cleaning

Green cleaning beyond the pandemic

Post-COVID-19, there is no room for guessing or trial-and-error purchasing. If green cleaning is here to stay, it must be tried, tested, and proven.
net zero

Reaching net zero in the age of COVID-19

Optimizing ventilation and air handling systems is key to achieving net zero energy performance goals.
ASHRAE

ASHRAE and IUVA further collaboration on UV tech

The agreement sharpens the organizations' focus on advancing emerging research and tech to support a more sustainable built environment.
FM

Pandemic intensifies evolving role of FM

Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
air quality

How schools are boosting air quality measures

The report found that schools have prioritized ventilation and filtration to reduce the transmission of the virus.
carbon

Are carbon labels coming to professional cleaning?

Consumers are increasingly scrutinizing product labels looking for another metric: the carbon footprint of a product.
Community buildings targeted for retrofits

Community buildings targeted for retrofit funds

Two distinct, but complementary new federal programs promise funds for community buildings. Both are focused on meeting GHG reduction targets and are aligned with a pledge to invest $15 billion to address climate change and boost the green economy.
SAIT partnership

Digging into the coming geothermal boom

While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.

Sustainability on Display 

Promoting sustainability is key to leaner and more resilient facility operations. For this reason, facility managers/owners are relying on digital signage to get their messages across. 
water efficiency

ASHRAE & IAPMO unite on water efficiency document

The document will combine ASHRAE's and IAPMO’s respective standards to offer complimentary guidance and references.
water conservation

Shoring up water conservation practices

In preparation for World Water Day, here are five water conservation tips for facility managers and service providers.
Environmental Stewardship Award

ISSA Canada names Environmental Stewardship Award winners

The 2020 winners are Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Manulife Investment Management, and Rogers Place.