Architecture & Design

net positive energy office

Canadian Property Management

Net positive energy office set to rise in Waterloo

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new net positive energy office development.
Rogers Place

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Rogers Place scores green, sets stadium standard

Opening a brand new facility is no easy feat, especially one like Rogers Place, the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada.
Immersive hotels

Canadian Property Management

Immersive hotels respond to desire for unique experiences

Hospitality guests are turning to immersive hotels as they now desire a unique experience that sets them apart from their social networks.
building information modelling

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.
commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
Gaslight District

Canadian Property Management

Gaslight District sparks new vision for Cambridge

Once the Gaslight District is in Cambridge is complete, the mixed-use community will light up with authentic gas lanterns and bright minds, as well.

CondoBusiness

Proposed energy code changes target glass boxes

New criteria for calculating thermal bridging and a mandate for heat/energy recovery systems in a wide range of conditions could have the most significant impact on the design and construction of new buildings.
creating-a-unique-student-hub

Construction Business

Creating a unique student hub

Most new students arriving on a campus university for the first time can be overwhelmed: the sheer size of the university, the maze of different
energy-efficiency-in-Alberta

Construction Business

Energy efficiency in Alberta

Alberta has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition into its newest building code. The coming into force date for the new
Chinook Regional Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A facility addition with surgical precision

Adding a new wing to the fully developed site would require surgical precision. The original Chinook Regional Hospital, which was constructed close to 30 years
bird colliisions

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Facilities slack in averting bird collisions

Preventing avian collisions in urban settings may not be a maintenance priority, but municipal bird-friendly standards are only going to get tougher.
low-impact community

Canadian Property Management

Industry sees promise in low-impact communities

Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
Pasadena Apartments

CondoBusiness

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
decorative-glass

Design Quarterly

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
Grandview-Heights-Aquatic-pool-design

Construction Business

Innovative pool design

The long-anticipated Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is making a big splash in South Surrey. Officially opened in March 2016, the Aquatic Centre is an architecturally
flooding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Room needed atop energy performance scale

The high-performance design metric is envisioned to support the green building sector's pursuit of net-zero energy and provide a standardized, recognizable rating that would be useful for the real estate market.