Design

zero carbon

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Moving toward a zero carbon economy

In a changing world where “zero carbon” is the ultimate goal in building design, can retrofits alone make Canada’s aging apartment stock sustainable?
child care

Canadian Property Management

More landlords use child care to bolster amenities

Corporate tenants are increasingly demanding child care in their buildings to help female employees go back to work after maternity leave.
amenities

CondoBusiness

Rich amenities make up for shrinking suites

The economic realities of development today have meant that suite sizes have had to shrink, and developers are creating amenity-laden buildings to compensate.
public-safety facility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Public-safety facility co-locates first responders

Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and Richmond North Ambulance Station is the first in a major B.C. city to bring fire and ambulance services under one roof.
lighting trends

Design Quarterly

Top lighting trends 2018

Interior lighting can transform a space. With continuous redesigns and developments in lighting technology, trends continue to flourish.
high-rise

CondoBusiness

Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
sanctuary

Design Quarterly

How to create a sanctuary in homes

Creating a sanctuary in the home is about combining elements of shape and texture, establish a focal point and use of soft colours.
Mixed-use developments

Canadian Property Management

Mixed-use developments may stifle diversity

Mixed-use developments in Toronto are creating neighbourhoods that are unaffordable for many people, according to a new study.
exterior lighting

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Lighting the way to happier tenants

Good exterior lighting will beautify a property while also enhancing security. Here are some low-cost tips from rental property managers looking to 'light the way' to happier tenants:
Travel Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Travel Centre charts unmapped territory

Travel Centre is taking its guests into uncharted territory with a new destination that brings together a rare mix of event, retail and work space.
tile trends

Design Quarterly

Tile trends – bigger is better

The designer trend towards large format tiles and stone continues in 2018. Preparation of the substrates is key to a beautiful and successful installation.
service design sprints

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Service design sprints deliver speedy solutions

Service design sprints are a way for workplace teams to create better workplaces by improving or creating new services for them.
ergonomics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Focus on workplace wellness elevates ergonomics

There is a natural role for ergonomics to play in workplace interventions as organizations increasingly look to improve employee well-being, says Lucy Hart.
fire safety

Canadian Property Management

Accessible fire safety tips for property managers

Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
accessible play spaces

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Canadian children lack accessible play spaces

Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
design future mobility

Design Quarterly

Understanding future mobility and design impacts

The advent of self-driving vehicles are now underway, ushering in one of the biggest changes to cities that we will see in our lifetime.
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.