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net zero

REMI Network

Reaching net zero in the age of COVID-19

Optimizing ventilation and air handling systems is key to achieving net zero energy performance goals.
Indigenous

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indigenous voices hushed in planning processes

Indigenous communities across Canada continue to be sidelined or completely excluded from initial planning phases of new developments and renovations.
condo finances

CondoBusiness

Condo finances feel the COVID effect

The pandemic has altered an interesting and often overlooked item in the budget, which is not a cost at all, but a loss of revenue.
Electricity demand projections

Canadian Property Management

Heat is on for electricity demand projections

Electricity demand projections through the vaccination rollout period should take two contradictory factors into account, energy management specialists affirm.
Manulife

REMI Network

Manulife is raising standards in real estate

Enhancing cleaning, disinfection, and communication is critically important within real estate at a time when health and safety is top of mind.
FM

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Pandemic intensifies evolving role of FM

Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
elevator repair

CondoBusiness

Ontario advances elevator repair legislation

Ontario is kicking the dust off of elevator repair legislation, which was passed under the Liberal government in May 2018 but never proclaimed into law.
Fossil fuel fired cogeneration systems to lose eligibility for accelerated capital cost allowance

Canadian Property Management

Cogeneration systems to lose tax enticement

The 2021 federal budget adds some clean energy equipment to immediately qualify for accelerated capital cost allowance, and names various combined heat and power applications to be delisted after 2023.
toxic chemicals

Canadian Facility Management & Design

What toxic chemicals are lurking in our buildings?

In the age of COVID, it's also important to consider how chemical exposures influence our ability to fight disease.
residential landlords COVID-19

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Weathering the 3rd wave of COVID-19

As COVID-19 variants surge throughout the country, what do the latest lockdown measures mean for residential landlords?
HVAC air conveyance systems

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

COVID-19 and HVAC systems

Cleaning and disinfecting HVAC air conveyance systems has never been more critical.
employment

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Top employment law issues during COVID-19

Employees may refuse vaccines for reasons such as religious belief or medical reasons, and requiring these employees to undergo inoculation would be a human rights violation.
Inuit art

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New home for world’s largest Inuit art collection

Qaumajuq, meaning “it is bright” or “it is lit” in Inuktitut, opens virtually this week, but the 40,000-square foot addition has been almost a decade in the making.
affordable housing pilot

CondoBusiness

Digging into the coming geothermal boom

While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
Construction Act

CondoBusiness

What the new Construction Act means for condos

Construction is a billion-dollar industry in Canada. While most large projects at condominiums proceed relatively smoothly, there is always risk of friction for contractors and
water conservation

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Shoring up water conservation practices

In preparation for World Water Day, here are five water conservation tips for facility managers and service providers.
human resources

CondoBusiness

Human resources takes on new role during COVID

While we can see human resources supporting head office staff, the involvement in operations is, for the most part, something new.