Environmental Management

Montreal holding company fined for violating PCB regulations

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Montreal office building afoul of PCB regulations

A Montreal holding company pleaded guilty and was fined $260,000 for failing to comply after environmental enforcement officers ordered the disposal of a transformer.
plug-and-play power

Construction Business

Provinces pursue plug-and-play nuclear power

Alberta joins Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick to support the technology, which allows reactors to be built in a factory location then transported to and installed in a host generating facility.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: any mixture of bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.
foam container ban

REMI Network

Assitive tools released ahead of foam container ban

The City of Vancouver has launched toolkits to help businesses find recyclable and compostable alternatives to foam containers
discredited firefighting foams

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Makers of discredited firefighting foams sued

The suit seeks to hold the companies liable for contamination that the chemical formulas, PFOS and PFOA, caused to soil and water in the vicinity of four airports in New York State.
carbon pricing

Canadian Property Management

Carbon pricing hailed as a boost to retrofits

Dismantling Ontario's cap-and-trade system would be a setback for the commercial real estate sector and the many trades and professions it employs, one of its prominent industry organizations maintains.
zero waste

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Mississauga facility achieves its zero waste goals

The Toronto distribution centre for Cintas, a business supplies provider, became Canada’s second facility to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification last fall.
Humber College

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Humber College: Beacon of Knowledge

Spencer Wood of Humber College leads the facilities management department in a quest to reduce the school’s carbon footprint.
synthetic grass

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

A healthy case for maintaining synthetic grass

New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
waste diversion


Toronto cracks down on waste contamination

The City of Toronto is cracking down on bylaw infractions concerning the co-mingling of garbage and recycling in bins put out for municipal pick-up at multi-residential properties.

REMI Network

LEED registered projects in Canada now exceed one billion square feet

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) says LEED registered projects in Canada now total more than one billion square feet.

REMI Network

LEED milestones support hope for green buildings

There are now more than 1000 LEED Gold-certified buildings in Canada that make up 38 per cent of all LEED certification in the country.
TD Centre

REMI Network

TD Centre releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Toronto-Dominion Centre’s (TD Centre) fourth annual sustainability report, released this week, shows the complex has surpassed new levels of achievement.
excess soil

Building Strategies & Sustainability

The dirt on excess soil

MOECC's excess soil management policy framework, now up for review, seeks to better align the reuse of excess soil with existing waste regulations.
Canada's Greenest Employers

Canadian Property Management

Office properties set high ‘Green Standards’

Green Standards, a Toronto-based initiative that helps divert used office equipment from the landfill, is helping properties report sustainable efforts.
cleaning technology

Building Strategies & Sustainability

LEED v4 users lag ahead of new deadline

LEED registrants appear to be taking full advantage of the deadline extension before the more rigorous version 4 of the certification program becomes mandatory.

REMI Network

BOMA BEST 3.0 questionnaire in development

Following the recent news of a more improved BOMA BEST brand coming to market, comes the announcement of a new questionnaire called BOMA BEST 3.0.