Green Design

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.
synthetic grass

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

A healthy case for maintaining synthetic grass

New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
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.
commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
energy-efficiency-in-Alberta

Construction Business

Energy efficiency in Alberta

Alberta has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition into its newest building code. The coming into force date for the new
living wall

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Living walls cultivate air quality and wellbeing

Living walls are becoming increasingly popular in retail, institutional, office and residential interior spaces, and for good reason.
bird colliisions

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Facilities slack in averting bird collisions

Preventing avian collisions in urban settings may not be a maintenance priority, but municipal bird-friendly standards are only going to get tougher.
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.
Factory Square

Canadian Property Management

Former Blackberry plant now Factory Square

Sometime this fall, a former Blackberry manufacturing plant turned light-infused office building will open its doors to companies in a Waterloo, Ontario area branded as
decorative-glass

Design Quarterly

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
flooding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Room needed atop energy performance scale

The high-performance design metric is envisioned to support the green building sector's pursuit of net-zero energy and provide a standardized, recognizable rating that would be useful for the real estate market.
soccer stadium

Building Strategies & Sustainability

A look at Montreal’s new soccer stadium design

Architecture firms Saucier + Perrotte and Hughes Condon Marler designed a new FIFA-approved soccer stadium that mirrors the landscape of an old quarry.
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.
Is-LEED-still-relevant

Design Quarterly

Is LEED still relevant?

LEED has become synonymous with green in the mainstream building industry over the last decade, but is LEED still relevant? While the voluntary green building
green campus

Building Strategies & Sustainability

UBC facility sets green campus standard

A UBC LEED Platinum certified facility known as AMS Nest is a beacon to other campuses across Canada looking to reduce their environmental footprint.