Sustainable Practices

net zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Net zero facility to become teaching tool

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is poised to become a teaching tool for current and future building professionals alike.
Colliers International

Canadian Property Management

Colliers International moves into brand new HQ

Colliers International just moved more than 220 employees into its sprawling new headquarters in downtown Toronto.
smart community

Canadian Property Management

Montreal building first vertical smart community

A new $200-million hotel-office-condo-multifamily development officially broke ground in downtown Montreal last week.
asbestos

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns

Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
green roof

Canadian Property Management

Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
hospital upgrades

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Utility savings fund Saskatoon hospital upgrades

After completing significant hospital upgrades last year, Royal University Hospital is now doubling the expected savings from energy improvements.
lighting systems

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to prolong the lifespan of lighting systems

Along with the direct energy savings that LEDs offer, facilities are also realizing cost savings by prolonging their lighting system through best practices.
range anxiety

Canadian Property Management

Retail leader buckles down on EV range anxiety

CF's national electric vehicle charging program will add 45 networked chargers at 15 shopping centres, helping to ease range anxiety and ramp up EV sales.
iceland arena

Canadian Facility Management & Design

City of Mississauga slashes electricity use at rink

The City of Mississauga has slashed the electricity use of the ice-making equipment at its Iceland Arena during winter and shoulder season operations.
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.
WELL

Canadian Property Management

Pursuing WELL at CBRE’s new office in North York

CBRE now has four out of the ten WELL-registered projects in Canada: one in Vancouver and three in the GTA, including the Toronto North office.
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.
Energy efficient

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Reducing maintenance costs with energy efficiency

Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
real estate investment decisions

Canadian Property Management

A primer for real estate investment decisions

Climate volatility, energy costs and a growing backlog of required capital expenditure are projected to drive real estate investment decisions in the near and long term.
property managers

Canadian Property Management

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
Energy benchmarking in Canada

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Best strategies for saving energy

Suneel Gupta, Director of Energy and Sustainability at FirstService Residential Ontario provides key strategies for saving energy in multi-residential buildings.
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.