Environmental Management

LEED Platinum

CondoBusiness

Energy efficiency powers condo to LEED Platinum

Perched on the edge of the waterfront, south of the Distillery District near Sugar Beach, Toronto’s first LEED Platinum high-rise condo stands in the Bayside
Condo Industry

REMI Network

The REMI Show to Address Condo Industry Concerns

Returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre June 10 and 11, the 2020 REMI Show will address the impact of technology on management, building staffing
museum retrofit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Museum retrofit safeguards precious artifacts

While museum relics are meant to be cherished and preserved long-term, the building systems that protect them are not.
noise

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Not all noise nuisances require a remedy

Noise complaints are a prevalent and challenging problem for facility managers. While the most common are related to a loud residential or commercial neighbour, the
energy management

Canadian Apartment Magazine

AI-driven energy management platforms

The apartment rental landscape is changing. Utility costs are rising, creating the need for improved energy management.
resilient

Design Quarterly

Resilient design in the workplace

A panel of speakers explored the significant steps businesses, governments and learning institutions are actively taking towards resilient design
wellbeing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Gen Z wellbeing suffering in Canadian offices

Canadian employers in the corporate office sector are not doing enough to support wellbeing among young people entering the workforce.
climate change procrastinators

Canadian Property Management

Climate change procrastinators urged to act

The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
environmental surfaces

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Environmental surfaces can be infection gateway

Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
GHG reduction

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A smart business case for GHG reduction

Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
peak demand report cards

Canadian Property Management

Peak demand report cards imminent in Ontario

It's the the end of a rookie season for many larger commercial electricity customers participating in Ontario's Industrial Conservation Initiative.
plastic

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Q&A: What China’s plastic ban means for waste management industry

Colin Bell from RecycleSmart Solutions explains what the Chinese ban on imported plastic means for the waste management industry and possible solutions.
Copper

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Copper allays germy fitness centres

Copper alloys used more in hospitals to help fight health-care acquired infections, aren’t as prevalent in non-traditional spaces where germs also spread.
flood season

Canadian Property Management

Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
net positive

Canadian Property Management

Plans for first net positive energy office building

An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.
zero waste

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Mississauga facility achieves its zero waste goals

The Toronto distribution centre for Cintas, a business supplies provider, became Canada’s second facility to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification last fall.
high-GWP anesthetic gases

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Little oversight of high-GWP anesthetic gases

Anesthetics commonly used in medical, dental and veterinary surgery have global warming potential ranging from 130 to 2,540 times greater than carbon dioxide, but are largely overlooked when greenhouse gas emissions are officially tallied.