Environmental Management

flu season

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Prepping for flu season with the value of cleaning

Health officials won’t quite know what to expect until later this fall, but facilities should still brace themselves no matter what flu strain will spread.
BOMA Canada

Canadian Property Management

BOMA Canada awards industry’s best

The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto last night for the BOMA Canada National Awards.
Energy storage

Canadian Property Management

Energy storage enables low-carbon power

Industry insiders speaking at the Energy Storage Canada conference in Toronto celebrated technological advances, but stressed that viable, steady revenue will be needed to propel the technology into the mainstream.
passive house

Design Quarterly

Is Passive House a panacea for the environment?

Interest in the Passive House standard has increased significantly in the last two to three years throughout North America and especially in Western Canada.
stranded asset potential

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk raises stranded asset potential

Worldwide escalating tallies of damage from storms and drought-related phenomena are indisputably capturing the commercial real estate industry's attention.
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.
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.
infection prevention

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Better infection prevention needed in schools

Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
accessibility audit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit

The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
forest

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Keeping the urban forest green

Besides providing shelter and shade, the urban forest offer environmental, economic and social benefits so it’s important to take care of them.
Colliers International

Canadian Property Management

Colliers International moves into brand new HQ

Colliers International just moved more than 220 employees into its sprawling new headquarters in downtown Toronto.
smart community

Canadian Property Management

Montreal building first vertical smart community

A new $200-million hotel-office-condo-multifamily development officially broke ground in downtown Montreal last week.
asbestos

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns

Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
green roof

Canadian Property Management

Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
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.
range anxiety

Canadian Property Management

Retail leader buckles down on EV range anxiety

CF's national electric vehicle charging program will add 45 networked chargers at 15 shopping centres, helping to ease range anxiety and ramp up EV sales.
infection control

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Infection control downplayed in surface selection

Staff continue to face challenges with cleaning, disinfecting and infection control because purchase items often don’t meet PIDAC best practices.