Sustainable Practices

WELL

CondoBusiness

WELL evolves into residential communities

Minto Communities is the first developer in Canada to pilot the WELL for residential program, which sets out to create healthier homes.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
CRE fosters all-in approach to decarbonization

Canadian Property Management

CRE fosters all-in approach to decarbonization

Daunting net zero targets in the buildings sector are spurring an all-in approach to decarbonization that assigns roles to finance, engineering, management and operational teams.
Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Canadian Property Management

Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Guiding principles for responsible nighttime lighting define how light should be applied, but, first, prospective installers are advised to consider whether lighting is even necessary.
Climate action levers key amid competing crises

Canadian Property Management

Climate action levers key amid competing crises

Strategists are pondering the most effective climate action levers to keep attention focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions as other events and pressures commandeer priority-setting agendas.
standard

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.
BOMA Canada launches net-zero learning pursuit

Canadian Property Management

BOMA Canada launches net-zero learning pursuit

The first step in BOMA Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero operations, develop replicable guidance from the experience and promote best practices for carbon offsets begins with BOMEX 2023.
Global energy appetite eats up efficiency gains

Canadian Property Management

Global energy appetite eats up efficiency gains

The global buildings sector made some headway in curbing its energy appetite and output of greenhouse gas emissions last year, but is still off-pace to achieve the International Energy Agency's targets.
CRE

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CRE industry reveals data-driven demands

Canada’s top commercial real estate players have identified the growing importance of visualizing indoor building activities in real time as the use of space becomes less predictable and tenant needs evolve.
heat pumps

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Retrofitting with heat pumps  

Since 2019, retrofitting with heat pumps has been rising in popularity among Canadian REITs and large residential landlords looking to invest in cleantech.
Canada to pursue energy efficiency improvements

Canadian Property Management

Canada to pursue energy efficiency improvements

Canada has joined 44 other national governments, worldwide, in endorsing the International Energy Agency's push for a 4 per cent annual reduction in energy intensity by 2030
condo

CondoBusiness

Actuaries garner new insight into condo finances

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ latest insight statement on the longevity of condo infrastructure explores several risks.
net-zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Archival preservation facility is a net-zero first

Library and Archives Canada’s new preservation storage facility opened as the first net-zero carbon archival centre in the Americas,
city

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Sustainability in the city

As people all over the world strive to lower their carbon footprints and move closer towards an eco-friendly life, the City of Waterloo is a
decarbonization

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Investing in the greater good

As the world seeks to eliminate harmful emissions that contribute to the climate crisis, the known benefits of decarbonization are piling up.
Canadian buildings scrutinized in OECD review

Canadian Property Management

Canadian buildings scrutinized in OECD review

As part of a biennial review and benchmarking of Canada’s economic performance, a new OECD report looks at progress toward the interim 2030 target and 2050 goal for net-zero carbon emissions.
CRE mostly on its own to meet 2030 commitments

Canadian Property Management

CRE strategizes to meet 2030 commitments

Among its many challenges, the race to meet 2030 commitments for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction could have some public relations complications.