Sustainability

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.
affordable housing pilot

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.
Clean earnings place Canadian companies among global top 200 for revenue from low-carbon business activities

Canadian suppliers lauded for clean earnings

Product and service suppliers to the property and facilities management sector are among eight publicly listed Canadian companies ranked for highest global revenues tied to low-carbon business activities.
ISSA members

ISSA members recognized for sustainability, equality

Five ISSA members have been named to Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index, and four to Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index.
ASHRAE

ASHRAE partners with CIBSE to encourage safe and sustainable environments

The agreement outlines how ASHRAE and CIBSE will work cooperatively to promote a more sustainable built environment through HVAC&R technology.
sustainable cleaning

Sustainable practices for a sustainable future

Sustainable cleaning doesn’t mean that cleaning isn't happening as well or as often; just that more sustainable tools and processes are used.
future-proofing cleaning

Future-proofing cleaning for the new normal

The present is painful for property and facility managers and it's made future-proofing cleaning more important than ever.
energy efficiency

Report suggests new building codes aren’t tough enough on energy efficiency

An Efficiency Canada report suggests a lack of mandatory air leak testing in buildings hinders attempts at net-zero energy efficiency.
campuses

How will campuses change because of COVID-19?

Colleges and universities are questioning how much space will be needed in the future campus, how it will be operated, and how to make our built environment more healthy, sustainable and resilient.