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circadian lighting

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Circadian lighting improves seniors’ daily routines

Circadian lighting plays a special role in facilities management as long-term care homes and schools increasingly look to enhance wellbeing among seniors and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
rent freeze

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario tables 2021 rent freeze legislation

With Ontario's Bill 204 now tabled, paralegal Paul Cappa sheds light on what the unprecedented rent freeze means for the province's smaller landlords.
Budgeting

CondoBusiness

Budgeting the unknown amid a pandemic

Condo corporations are facing new budgeting challenges in 2020. Planning for unexpected and increasing expenses is difficult to anticipate.
ventilation

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Air ventilation in multi-residential buildings

Achieving a healthy indoor environment begins with proper air ventilation, especially as buildings become more airtight. Kevin Smith explains the various systems available today.
condo market

CondoBusiness

On the move in the condo market

In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.
zero carbon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Blazing a trail for zero carbon in Nova Scotia

The zero carbon project marks an evolution in warehouses and, more broadly, the potential for a lower-emitting industrial sector.
Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Virus hastens new tower at St. Michael’s Hospital

A much anticipated, and unfinished, addition to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto was fast-tracked to keep pace with a fast-moving pandemic.
black leaders

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada’s black leaders rarely board members

Black leaders are mostly absent from Canadian boards of directors, according to a new report from Ryerson University's Diversity Institute.
Condo communities

CondoBusiness

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
converting hotel

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Converting hotels into multifamily apartments

Given the uncertainty of the travel and tourism sector, could converting hotels into affordable apartments serve as an effective solution to the housing crisis?
condos

CondoBusiness

Condos see ‘significant shift’ in operations

There is a significant shift in the way condo corporations are managing common elements, noisy neighbours and condo meetings.
Sunnybrook Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Sunnybrook Hospital abuzz with beekeeping first

Sunnybrook Hospital has become the first healthcare facility in Toronto to welcome honeybees to its 100-acre property.
climate change

CondoBusiness

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
Public disclosure of energy use and GHG intensity holds little appeal for building owners concerned about uninformed scrutiny

Canadian Property Management

Public disclosure could foil energy reporting

The City of Winnipeg has invited commercial building owners and institutional facility managers to affix their Energy Star Portfolio Manager results on a publicly accessible map.
social spaces

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Curating social spaces in 2020

Humans are naturally social creatures. So why shouldn’t our built environment be designed to accommodate and encourage this natural state of being?
Proposal for mandatory airtightness testing withdrawn from pending 2020 version of National Energy Code

Canadian Property Management

Canada wavers on airtightness testing

The timing might have been opportune for uptake of the measure — provided it was adopted into provincial and territorial building codes — because it would have applied broadly in what is currently Canada’s most buoyant commercial real estate sector.
Working from home

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Working at home full time undesirable for most

The office remains a preferable environment for the majority of workers who find working from home every day an unfavourable option.