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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.

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.

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.
Hurricane Harvey recovery

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Retailers key to Hurricane Harvey recovery

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) reports that thousands of stores have suffered damage, while building product suppliers and construction/maintenance contractors grapple with their own losses.

REMI Network

Skyscraper construction due for radical change

Skyscrapers command skylines around the globe and are slowly evolving to meet the demands for better efficiency and sustainability.
UK combustibility tests

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Cladding falls short in UK combustibility tests

Investigative analysts with the United Kingdom's Building Research Establishment (BRE) report that four of seven tested wall cladding systems did not meet performance criteria set out in guidance documents for building regulations.
HFC prohibition

REMI Network

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

REMI Network

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

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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

REMI Network

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

Canadian Apartment Magazine

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

REMI Network

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.