Capital Upgrades & Retrofits

carbon neutral

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Evergreen targets carbon neutrality with retrofit

Evergreen is targeting carbon neutrality in the retrofit of its heritage-designated kiln building at Toronto’s Brick Works site.
WELL

Canadian Property Management

Pursuing WELL at CBRE’s new office in North York

CBRE now has four out of the ten WELL-registered projects in Canada: one in Vancouver and three in the GTA, including the Toronto North office.
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.
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.
building performance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building performance upgrades add asset value

Key project players can face obstacles and carry biases specific to their roles, but they all have a similar interest in a profitable result whether that's defined by a return on investment, added asset value or enhanced reputation and opportunities for future contracts
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.
greener buildings

Canadian Property Management

Greener buildings in a changing marketplace

How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
WELL

Canadian Property Management

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
cladding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Cladding absorbs pollution at Montreal facility

STM Stinson Transport Centre, the first bus depot in Canada to earn LEED Gold certification, boasts sustainable cladding that improves air quality.
biophilic design

Building Strategies & Sustainability

What biophilic design does for workspaces

From green roofs and living walls there is an increasing need for biophilic design in buildings in relation to wellbeing, according to recent studies support this notion.
REMI

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Proactive sustainable repairs for aging assets

Opportunities to transform existing buildings into more energy efficient assets arise when forming a capital plan and thinking long-term.
Commercial refrigeration

CondoBusiness

How to start an energy-saving campaign

A property manager walks through how condo boards can combat rising utility bills by starting an energy-saving campaign.
BRE Innovation Park

Building Strategies & Sustainability

BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainability

The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
infrastructure

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Student proposals tackle infrastructure needs

Planning students competing in the Cities of Tomorrow Showcase and Student Ideas Competition, proposed solutions to municipal issues such as infrastructure.
environmental performance indicators

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Industry inspired to lead low carbon revolution

Commercial real estate has the potential to create jobs and wealth if new technology infrastructure investment is prioritized.
energy consumption

Canadian Property Management

A race against energy consumption

Over the past four years, about 69 million square feet of Toronto’s office stock participated in an ambitious challenge to lower energy usage in buildings.