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FM market IFMA

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New FM framework provides decision-making best practices

New guidance from RICS and IFMA seeks to highlight how critical FM is to how an organization or property occupier functions successfully as an investment.
Weiser Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Transformed Weiser Hall opens at University of Michigan

The renovated Weiser Hall at the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus repurposed the previous ten-storey tower to create a dynamic learning environment.
pilot credit green globes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

GBI launches Green Globes Pilot Program

GBI plans to update its American National Standard, which was finalized in 2010 and informed the creation of the 2013 version of Green Globes.
AHRI China office

REMI Network

AHRI announces opening of office in China

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced the opening of its first office outside North America in Hefei, China.
LED incentives

CondoBusiness

LED incentives still relevant in U.S. market

Halogen and incandescent bulbs still garner strong sales for residential purposes, while LEDs are gaining market share through displacement of compact fluorescent lamps.
looming multifamily exodus

Canadian Apartment Magazine

U.S. birth data hints looming multifamily exodus

U.S. housing analysts are drawing links between the rising age of first-time mothers and the country's vibrant multifamily apartment market in recent years.
Oslo airport campus

REMI Network

Oslo airport campus to be energy-positive

Plans for the 260-acre site are aligned with the Norwegian government's commitment to shift to a low-carbon economy.
retail real estate

REMI Network

U.S. retail real estate remains competitive

Recent analysis from MSCI finds that retail asset performance actually edged slightly ahead of non-retail assets in the 2012-2017 period.
HVAC manufacturers

REMI Network

U.S. HVAC manufacturers steel for job loss

The association representing American HVAC manufacturers calls threatened new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports "injurious" to the sector and to manufacturing jobs in general.
UK housing data standard

Canadian Apartment Magazine

UK housing data standard promises efficiencies

A newly released data standard is the first step in an envisioned common platform for the United Kingdom's housing providers to manage and integrate information.
antibiotic resistance

REMI Network

High levels of antibiotic resistance found globally

Global data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections.
short list rivals

CondoBusiness

Short list rivals undercut Toronto on housing

An overview of median list prices among the 19 American contenders for Amazon's second headquarters reveals a wide gulf between New York and every other market, while Toronto is largely matched with Los Angeles as the next most expensive cities.
Ecommerce fulfillment centres

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ecommerce fulfillment centres pilot new staff

Human staff have begun testing the first prototype of a collaborative robot, called a cobot, which has been designed to learn through observation and respond proactively when assistance is required.
resilient design

Design Quarterly

USGBC adopts building resilient rating standard

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has formally adopted RELi, a building resilience rating standard, which will soon become a global rating system.
LEED

REMI Network

USGBC releases LEED in Motion: Transportation report

Study focuses on industry growth in the green building sector for transportation facilities like airport terminal buildings bus centers and more.
disinfection

REMI Network

Demand for UV disinfection equipment to multiply

Global demand for ultraviolet disinfection equipment is expected to rise as users seek to improve water quality and reduce chemical use.
housing damage

REMI Network

NZ quake study gets to heart of housing damage

Researchers have drawn a link between destabilized housing conditions and a higher than normal heart attack rate in the aftermath of New Zealand's 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.