Sustainable Practices

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.
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.
FireSmart measures emphasis no-cost/low-cost maintenance and upgrades

FireSmart measures begin with maintenance

About 11 million people currently reside in Canada's wildland-urban interface areas, enjoying the benefits of proximity to forests and other natural features, but perhaps overlooking the perils.
cleaning with microfibre mop

Microfibre mops: A laundry list of questions

Effective cleaning of high-touch surfaces and floors in healthcare facilities requires proper cleaning tools like microfibre mops.
refrigeration energy

UNIDO offers guidance for refrigeration energy efficiency

UNIDO is launching its latest guidance document supporting domestic and commercial refrigeration manufacturers seeking to improve energy efficiency.
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.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
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.
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.
zero waste

Mississauga facility achieves its zero waste goals

The Toronto distribution centre for Cintas, a business supplies provider, became Canada’s second facility to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification last fall.
waste management

Options for handling forgotten waste areas

There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
high-GWP anesthetic gases

Little oversight of high-GWP anesthetic gases

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.
zero waste

How IoT is making waste management smarter

The decreasing costs of sensors means the Internet of Things is rapidly moving into new areas of commercial properties, such as waste management.