Anesthetics commonly used in medical, dental and veterinary surgery have global warming potential ranging from 130 to 2,540 times greater than carbon dioxide, but are largely overlooked when greenhouse gas emissions are officially tallied.
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.
Senior real estate executives reflected on evolving building technology as part of the kick-off to BOMEX 2017, earlier this fall in Toronto.
The terms “sell by” and “use by” are likely to be replaced on labeling with the new, voluntary term “best if used by” on many food products.
Indoor air quality specialists concur that larger commercial buildings are among the better places to be when outdoor conditions are compromised since HVAC systems typically incorporate air filtration.
Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
Besides providing shelter and shade, the urban forest offer environmental, economic and social benefits so it’s important to take care of them.
After completing significant hospital upgrades last year, Royal University Hospital is now doubling the expected savings from energy improvements.
The City of Mississauga has slashed the electricity use of the ice-making equipment at its Iceland Arena during winter and shoulder season operations.
New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
Opening a brand new facility is no easy feat, especially one like Rogers Place, the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada.
Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
Living walls are becoming increasingly popular in retail, institutional, office and residential interior spaces, and for good reason.
Preventing avian collisions in urban settings may not be a maintenance priority, but municipal bird-friendly standards are only going to get tougher.