Energy Management

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Canadian Facility Management & Design

A sound alternative to window replacement

Hospitality-specific soundproofing solutions address the primary culprits of noise ingress — windows and patio doors — to cut external noise, without replacement or major renovation.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Advanced sub-metering digs deep

Facility operators and management are beginning to recognize the opportunity to combine sub-metering with software that analyzes energy data in real time.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Quebec landlords resist swift hydro service cut

Hydro-Québec proposes a website-based registry in place of formally notifying property owners seven days in advance of terminating tenants' contracts.
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Better manage utilities in multi-res buildings

With mixed-use communities on the rise, sub-metering is more relevant than ever. It allocates utility costs to shared areas and units based on consumption.
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Canadian Property Management

Buildings factor in organizational productivity

A recent comprehensive review and synthesis of existing research from around the world bolsters the supposition that building technologies and enhanced operational practices can have a positive impact on occupants' performance and well-being.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Beating the heat in commercial buildings

With summer just around the corner, here are some tips for facilities managers to consider when preparing their commercial buildings to beat the heat.
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Canadian Property Management

Toronto buildings on track to energy savings

Toronto's commercial buildings have once again been designated as a course to energy savings in a new iteration of the conservation challenge, race2reduce.
Ontario peak electricity price

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario peak electricity price fails to shock

Ontario's recent electricity price adjustments have narrowed the gap between the on-peak and off-peak rates, while stretching the mid-peak to on-peak range a little farther apart.
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Canadian Property Management

Alberta rolls out energy conservation programs

Commercial business operators and broader public sector entities such as health care facilities, schools, universities and colleges can claim for partial refunds of applicable purchases made since March 24 of this year.
Class B and C commercial buildings

Canadian Property Management

Class B and C commercial buildings eyed for CDM

Conservation keeners and stragglers are both vital if Ontario is to meet the ambitious target to cut 7 million megawatt-hours from province-wide electricity consumption before 2021.
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Canadian Property Management

Commercial electricity customers mull decision

Newly expanded eligibility for Ontario's Industrial Conservation Initiative could be even more punitive for smaller customers on the losing side of cost redistribution.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to prolong the lifespan of lighting systems

Along with the direct energy savings that LEDs offer, facilities are also realizing cost savings by prolonging their lighting system through best practices.
net positive energy office

Canadian Property Management

Net positive energy office set to rise in Waterloo

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new net positive energy office development.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto seeks borrowers for retrofit loan fund

Multi-residential landlords can borrow project capital and repay it over a period of up to 20 years through a special charge added to their property tax bills.
iceland arena

Canadian Facility Management & Design

City of Mississauga slashes electricity use at rink

The City of Mississauga has slashed the electricity use of the ice-making equipment at its Iceland Arena during winter and shoulder season operations.
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Canadian Property Management

Energy efficiency draws fraction of spending

The Canadian government is looking for waste and savings opportunities across its vast and varied portfolio of capital assets.
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Canadian Property Management

Ontario offers unequal electricity cost cuts

An expanded perk for the industrial sector is expected to shift a greater share of Global Adjustment costs onto commercial customers, particularly those with monthly electricity loads less than 1 megawatt.