Climate Change

Fitwel's v3

REMI Network

Fitwel’s v3 brings new climate adaptation strategies

The newly released version 3 of Fitwel’s evidence-based standard includes new strategies on how to future-proof buildings for climate adaptation.
Toronto

REMI Network

Toronto adopts renewed climate actions

The city adopted a new series of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as it released its first Annual TransformTO Net Zero Progress and Accountability Report.
McGill

REMI Network

McGill achieves sustainable milestone 

McGill University has become the oldest in Canada to receive a Platinum STARS rating for sustainability.
weather

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Innovative tools for weather-related disasters

Many technologies figure highly into disaster resilience and property restoration and can be of great interest to facility managers for buildings in affected regions.
yukon

REMI Network

Yukon introduces new climate change goals

The government recently added 42 new actions to its climate change plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more adaptive.
Nova Scotia pledges modest housing spending

REMI Network

Nova Scotia funding 31 clean energy projects

Nova Scotia is funding 31 clean energy projects with the goal of cutting GHG emissions across the province.
insurance

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Uncertainty leads to rising costs

The biggest challenge for many real estate owners in 2024 will be finding affordable insurance coverage to protect their buildings.
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.
building

Construction Business

Building for a climate resilient future

The new Windermere Fire Station 31 in Edmonton was built with sustainability and climate resilience top of mind.
Infrastructure frailties imbue on-reserve risks

Canadian Property Management

Infrastructure frailties imbue on-reserve risks

Ontario's recently released climate risk assessment concludes on-reserve buildings, utilities, storm water management, transportation links and communications networks are already highly vulnerable.
retrofits

Construction Business

Retrofits: an overdue climate solution

Building retrofits are needed to adapt to the climate change challenges.
Receptive climate for risk management brewing

Canadian Property Management

Receptive climate for risk management brewing

New guidance for CRE investors and owners/managers highlights climate-related risks, recommended safeguard measures and key questions for gauging the preparedness of assets.
climate resilience

REMI Network

Canadians eager for climate-resilient homes

Nearly one-in-five Canadian households are prepared to undertake major renovations within the next 5 to 10 years to mitigate the impacts of severe weather events.
climate change

REMI Network

Guide advises on climate change impacts in the workplace

New guidance is available to help workplaces prepare for the potential challenges and impacts climate change can have on employees.
climate adaptation

Construction Business

B.C. funds climate adaptation projects

The B.C. government is funding nine community risk-reduction and climate-adaptation projects to improve resiliency and safety.
heat pumps

Construction Business

Large building retrofits key to decarbonization

Achieving ambitious decarbonization targets will require the industry to accelerate deep carbon retrofits on the existing building stock across Canada.
weather

Construction Business

Weather events creating insurance turmoil

With catastrophic weather events hitting hard across the country, 2022 was ranked the third worst year for insured losses in Canadian history.