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HFC prohibition

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U.S. court ruling sidetracks HFC prohibition

Efforts to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons in cooling, refrigeration and foam blowing have encountered a legal setback in the United States.
Diamond Schmitt Holocaust Memorial

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt design shortlisted for UK Holocaust Memorial

Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects is among the shortlisted teams to design a national Memorial to the Holocaust in London, England.
Brexit beneficiary

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Investors peg Dublin as a Brexit beneficiary

Dublin emerges as an investor favourite in recent surveys of the European and global commercial property markets.
Diamond Schmitt Centre for Music

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Diamond Schmitt shortlisted for concert hall design

Diamond Schmitt Architects has been shortlisted to develop a concept design for a new concert hall in London, United Kingdom, in partnership with UK firm AL_A.

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Dream Global chooses Netherlands to bolster European presence

Dream Global REIT has entered into a sale and purchase agreement for a portfolio of 135 office and light industrial properties in the Netherlands.
Biophilic Office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Plessey to provide lighting to biophilic office project

Plessey will be a core partner in the world’s first biophilic design project, partnering with BRE to deliver and monitor the effects of a biophilic office.
Parkway REIT portfolio

Canadian Property Management

CPPIB to acquire Parkway REIT portfolio

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has entered a deal to acquire Parkway REIT's entire 19-property portfolio in Houston.
infection control

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Infection control market could reach $300-billion-plus by 2025

The global infection control market is expected to reach more than $258 billion (U.S.) by 2025, according to a new report.
anti-harassment legislation

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Anti-harassment legislation fails NY tenants

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is attempting to amend 1990s-era anti-harassment legislation that has never been successfully employed to convict a rental housing landlord.
smaller U.S. markets

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Cash deals prevail in smaller U.S. markets

International investors are predominantly paying cash for commercial acquisitions in mid-sized and smaller U.S. markets.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Legrand invests in Building Control Systems division

Legrand, North America's investments in its Building Control Systems division include new facilities in San Jose, Carlsbad, Pleasant Grove and Orem.

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Top exporters block move against white asbestos

Chrysotile, otherwise known as white asbestos, will not be added to Rotterdam Convention’s list of hazardous substances.
benchmarking energy use

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Energy benchmarking leads to energy-saving tech

A 2016 NEMA survey found that facility managers in New York City that measure their buildings' energy performance tend to also invest in energy-saving technologies.
Diamond Schmitt Buddy Holly Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Buddy Holly Hall breaks ground in Lubbock

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences recently broke ground in Lubbock, Texas, the hometown of the 1950s pop icon Buddy Holly. The 218,000-square-foot
Teknion showroom

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Teknion opens Los Angeles showroom

Teknion Corporation has opened the doors to its new Los Angeles showroom located in the Ernst & Young Plaza, an accessible location in the city's downtown.


Luxury Manhattan condo first to be WELL-certified

21W20, a new luxury condominium located in New York City, is the world’s first residential project to be certified under the WELL Building Standard.
cigarette litter prevention

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U.S. seeing uptake in cigarette litter prevention

Communities in the U.S. that implemented The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in 2016 saw an overall 60 per cent reduction in litter.