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security

CondoBusiness

New security solutions target condo communities

Specialized analytics and network audio are addressing lax condominium security by combining video surveillance, communication and entry control.
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Canadian Property Management

BOMA Canada raising awareness for cyber wellness

BOMA Canada's 2019 Cyber Wellness Guide is a tool for building owners and managers to start thinking about cybersecurity.
2019 gold

REMI Network

Stories to watch in 2019

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2019.
sound masking

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to maintain sound masking performance

Today’s interiors are even more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control.
flood

CondoBusiness

Flood recovery in four steps

There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
carbon zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Interest in zero carbon buildings on the rise

After one year of operation, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program has marked several milestones.
ENGIE Services

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Plugging in to the benefits of energy storage

A sharp rise in energy costs and strict sustainability mandates have been spurring business owners to explore alternative solutions for decades. Could on-site energy storage be the next green ticket?
outsourcing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tips for outsourcing compact portfolios

FMs overseeing compact portfolios may consider outsourcing. However, there are several factors to weigh in choosing an approach.
salt

CondoBusiness

Higher winter maintenance costs anticipated

Private property owners in Ontario, including condo corporations, could find themselves paying a premium to keep their walkways safe this winter.
more smokers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More smokers stoke litter and fire risk

Business, professional and public interest groups are devising and deploying strategies to promote common sense and minimize risk, discord and environmental fallout.
LEED v4.1

Canadian Facility Management & Design

LEED v4.1 to focus on performance outcomes

LEED v4.1 O+M’s updates focus on performance outcomes, and not on prescriptive measures to improve performance.
construction site security

CondoBusiness

Site security comes under renewed scrutiny

Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
cogeneration

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Carleton University to get co-generation plant

Carleton University expects to fire up a new co-generation plant at its Ottawa-based campus next spring as part of its sophomore energy master plan.
pest control

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Renos draw unwanted critters out of woodwork

New construction and renovations can turn up the heat on pest pressures, but proactive measures can help prevent future infestations.
cryptocurrency

CondoBusiness

Cryptocurrency risks, blockchain potential

Could the recent sale of a Toronto condo for cryptocurrency be the first sign of a shift in the condo industry towards use of digital currencies?
#TorontoFlood

CondoBusiness

Takeaways from #TorontoFlood

At least one condo corporation is facing what is likely to be a steep repair tab after Toronto was drenched with a month’s worth of rain on Aug. 7.
James Bay communities

Canadian Property Management

James Bay communities develop local expertise

Energy conservation initiatives are cutting costs and supporting skills development that make health care operations more self-reliant in five James Bay communities.