Environmental Management

winter preventative maintenance program

REMI Network

New ASHRAE guide addresses cold climates

ASHRAE has recently published its “Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide,” to help designers face particular challenges of buildings in colder locales.
cap-and-trade

REMI Network

Ontario makes headway in cap-and-trade system

Ontario is moving forward with its commitment to a cap-and-trade system through proposed changes to reporting regulations and draft guidelines.
greenest schools

REMI Network

CaGBC names greenest schools in Canada

Hamilton, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta now boast the greenest schools in Canada, with results from CaGBC's second annual competition.

Canadian Property Management

Canadian GRESB results lead the larger pack

Global sustainability benchmark places 2015 Canadian achievement more in line with the top-ranked Australia/New Zealand region than with the 144 U.S. participants.
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REMI Network

BOMA Canada rebrands BOMA BEST

BOMA Canada has announced an improved and more intuitive BOMA BEST certification brand, available to the public beginning September 21, 2015.
LEED

REMI Network

Canada’s first LEED pilot neighbourhood opens

The Preston Meadows community in Cambridge, Ontario is Canada’s first pilot neighbourhood to be fully certified as a LEED Neighbourhood Development (ND).
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

2015 GRESB results plot improved green status

Results for 2015, released Sept. 2, provide an overview of 707 real estate organizations encompassing 61,000 properties worldwide, collectively valued at U.S. $2.3 trillion.
water-taking permits

REMI Network

Ontario steps up plans to protect drinking water

Ontario has stamped approval on more Source Protection Plans in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Region with the aim to protect local drinking water sources.
restrooms

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Water efficiency has flow-through cost savings

Cooling towers and irrigation add to summertime water demand, while many Canadian municipalities have implemented multi-year annual rate increases to help fund needed upgrades to aging infrastructure.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Calgary Marriott earns green meetings rating

Following a recent renovation of the event spaces at the Calgary Marriott Downtown, the property has been awarded a 3 Green Key Meeting rating.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

What is sustainability to the building sector?

A look at what sustainability means to some experts in the building industry and the way climate change has impacted the conversation.
Markham Stouffville Hospital

REMI Network

Markham Stouffville Hospital earns LEED Silver

Markham Stouffville Hospital has announced the achievement of LEED Silver certification for its recent 385,000 square-foot expansion project.
energy monitoring

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy monitoring outside the building box

Many properties continue to fail in frequently monitoring their utility and energy consumption outside of the reporting scopes of building certifications.
Saskatchewan

REMI Network

Saskatchewan infra projects get funding boost

26 infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan will receive more than $43 million in financing under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.
Don Pinchin

Canadian Property Management

Real estate industry loses environmental guide

Dr. Donald (Don) Pinchin was a respected scientist and a strong communicator who supported the real estate industry in its pursuit of health, safety and regulatory compliance.
Climate adaptation

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Climate adaptation priority in trilateral efforts

North America leaders endorsed a new five-year CEC plan for better environmental management decisions. Climate change adaptation is one focus area.
restructuring

REMI Network

New program targets earth-friendly refrigerants

AHRI and UNEP are developing a global qualifications program for refrigerant supply chain networks in response to the depleting ozone layer.