Sustainability

low risk waterways ACI

Polycarboxylate polymers pose low risk to waterways: ACI

Some water-soluble polymers pose a low ecological risk to the United States' waterways, according to new research from ACI.
LEED green building

USGBC develops COVID-focused LEED credit

The USGBC's new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system supports building operators as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
recycling

Alberta’s recycling program expanding to accept additional electronics

Up to 24,600 tonnes of electronics products not previously accepted in Alberta's program could be recycled under the two-year $43 million pilot project.
waste management

Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
ISSA standard

ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
E-training

Selecting the best e-training technology

E-learning systems are becoming a popular training option in the cleaning industry, but how do employers determine which is the best investment?
waste management

Built Green Canada promotes waste management

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national year-round program that kicks-off in October and focuses on the circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction.

Six trends to impact retail multi-site FM industry

Connex, the authority on retailers, multi-site healthcare facilities, entertainment facilities, banks and suppliers provides a breakdown of the meta-trends impacting retail facilities management.

Green school cleaning 101

A growing number of schools are opting to participate in “greener” practices that benefit the students, budget, and environment.
excess soil

Ontario proposes new excess soil rules

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks' proposal is posted for public consultation until May 31, 2019.

Interest in floating solar projects on the rise

Chile’s innovative floating solar project on AngloAmerican’s tailings pond is expected to generate up to 153 MWh of electricity per year.
energy-efficient

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the energyCompass.design tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
cleaning products industry

Cleaning products industry blasts research

The American Cleaning Institutes chastises the slate of 15 authors affiliated with health sciences faculties of six Canadian universities for overlooking the role disinfectants play in infection control.

Walmart addresses food waste in Canada

Food waste is a global issue with substantial repercussions in terms of both food security and the environment. Through the Food Waste Solution Search, the Walmart Foundation plans to fund proposals from eligible non-profit organizations working to reduce food waste in Canada.
James Bay communities

James Bay communities develop local expertise

Energy conservation initiatives are cutting costs and supporting skills development that make health care operations more self-reliant in five James Bay communities.
facility manager

Are you a facility manager or building service contractor? We want to hear from you

What issues are you dealing with on the front lines as a facility manager or building service contractor?