Building Systems

commercial real estate

REMI Network

Top 12 stories to watch in 2018

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2018.
retail

Canadian Property Management

Energizing mixed retail space

Increased urbanization and the demand for convenience has made it more common for retailers, restaurants and office spaces to operate under one roof.
portal to innovation

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Maintenance deemed a portal to innovation

Senior real estate executives reflected on evolving building technology as part of the kick-off to BOMEX 2017, earlier this fall in Toronto.
zero carbon

Canadian Property Management

Inside the Zero Carbon Building Standard

The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
Infrared Thermal and real Image of Radiator Heater and a window on a building

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Thermal metering regulations coming to Canada

While oversight of electricity and gas metering has been in place for quite some time, thermal metering has remained unchecked in Canada. But not for long.
indoor air quality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Forest fires pose indoor air quality challenge

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.
organizational productivity

Canadian Property Management

Buildings factor in organizational productivity

A recent comprehensive review and synthesis of existing research from around the world bolsters the supposition that building technologies and enhanced operational practices can have a positive impact on occupants' performance and well-being.
commercial buildings

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Beating the heat in commercial buildings

With summer just around the corner, here are some tips for facilities managers to consider when preparing their commercial buildings to beat the heat.
hospital upgrades

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Utility savings fund Saskatoon hospital upgrades

After completing significant hospital upgrades last year, Royal University Hospital is now doubling the expected savings from energy improvements.
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.
fire safety

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Fire safety steps for high-rise building owners

A recent fire in a Toronto high-rise apartment building has put the spotlight back on fire safety after numerous residents had to be rescued by Toronto Fire Services. Though no injuries were reported, the incident is a reminder that Fire Safety Plans are critical—especially when building fire alarm systems are rendered inoperative due to repair and maintenance projects.
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.
Energy efficient

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Reducing maintenance costs with energy efficiency

Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
property managers

Canadian Property Management

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
lafarge water treatment residuals

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Tapping into water savings

Many building owners today are familiar with electricity sub-metering and its proven energy and cost savings, but few understand the technology and the savings that can be incurred from water sub-metering.
Energy benchmarking in Canada

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Best strategies for saving energy

Suneel Gupta, Director of Energy and Sustainability at FirstService Residential Ontario provides key strategies for saving energy in multi-residential buildings.
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.