Design

elegant energy efficiency

Design Quarterly

Prize to celebrate elegant energy efficiency

Any building that has attained Passive House, Low Energy or EnerPHit for existing building retrofit certification is eligible for the international architecture competition.
condo soundscape

CondoBusiness

Code changes fine-tune Ontario condo soundscape

As of January 1, developers will no longer have to meet a challenging standard for the comprehensibility of voice communications systems, and they can take an alternative approach to calculating sound transmission between dwelling units.
better country

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building on the desire for a better country

The buildings and design sectors are again represented in the newest slate of members of the Order of Canada, which includes a developer, a planner and an architectural glass artist.
accessibility momentum

Canadian Property Management

Accessibility tracks sustainability trajectory

Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints.
OCAD

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside OCAD University’s first off-campus outpost

OCAD University asked Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm, Quadrangle, to create an interior with flexible features.
Formica Corporation

REMI Network

Formica Corporation opens student design competition

Architecture and interior design students in Canada are invited to enter Formica Corporation’s 2020 FORM Student Innovation Competition.
Massey Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Massey Hall burnished for new generations

Panellists expressed a sense of pride and responsibility about making an imprint on a building that is both a civic landmark and embedded in Canada's cultural psyche.
ASHRAE LowDown Showdown

Design Quarterly

ASHRAE LowDown Showdown models resilience

Designs for a hypothetical new 90,000-square-foot City Hall in San Diego, California, were evaluated for energy performance, innovation and the collaborative effectiveness of team members.
Order of Canada

Design Quarterly

Order of Canada honourees grace buildings sector

Donald Schmitt, Principal with Diamond Schmitt Architects, and Raymond Cole, Professor Emeritus at University of British Columbia's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, are among 83 new appointments announced prior to Canada Day.
Inscape

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inscape opens flagship Toronto showroom

Workplace furniture provider Inscape recently opened its flagship showroom and Engagement Centre in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.
Tim Hortons

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tim Hortons’ new HQ champions sustainability

Inside Tim Hortons’ move to a new sustainable head office in downtown Toronto that embraces the company’s Canadiana roots.
obesity and climate change

REMI Network

Urban form linked to obesity and climate change

Efficient public transportation and design-based catalysts for physical activity can help curb greenhouse gas emissions related to personal automobile use.
people with disabilities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Homes not so sweet for people with disabilities

One third of survey respondents acknowledge that their homes could be problematic for residents or visitors with a disability, while more than one quarter of those who currently report a disability are planning to move.
climate change first responders

Canadian Property Management

Climate change first responders speak out

Engineers and physicians underscore some of the most worrisome vulnerabilities they see, framed through the lens of their professional concerns and responsibilities for public health and safety.
LoyaltyOne

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside LoyaltyOne’s move to new Toronto HQ

The recent relocation of LoyaltyOne’s Toronto-based head office was a move to end all moves.
Rollout of RHFAC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Rollout of RHFAC continues cross-Canada

Real estate operators can look to CSA-accredited professionals for guidance on making buildings more welcoming and workable for people of all abilities.
expansion

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building capacity for care in Medicine Hat

A 245,000-square-foot expansion will help ensure the residents served by Medicine Hat Regional Hospital can access treatment close to home.