Environmental Management

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.
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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.

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Green research to focus on healthy buildings

The research partners will collaborate with a network of public health and sustainability proponents, including the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
climate change

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Ontario climate change award invites applicants

Climate change action champions are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
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Progress for Don River flood protection projects

Waterfront Toronto, along with multi-level government support, has announced a $5 million funding boost for work on the naturalization of the Don River.
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Tower retrofit factors in performance award

Sydney, Australia's 50-storey, 970,000-square-foot Chifley Tower has been recognized for environmental performance based on measured data.
climate change

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Summit emboldens climate change fight

Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Infrastructure grapples with climate change

Sustainable leaders in the industry are encouraging municipalities and building owners to grapple with climate change and protect the value of assets.
Blue Water Corporate Centre

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Blue Water Corporate Centre earns LEED Silver

The Blue Water Corporate Centre, an office complex in Sarnia, Ontario, has officially received LEED Silver certification.
climate change

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Pope Francis pleads for climate change action

Pope Francis has called for swift climate change action, summoning humanity, including politicians and the business sector, to protect “our common home."
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Rating system launches for green landscapes

U.S.-based Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has launched its new rating system for developing sustainable landscapes.
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Canadian Property Management

Sustainable leaders rethink the ‘chase for points’

In the race to move from one building certification level to another, some industry leaders wonder if subscribers of such programs are truly being green.
Net-zero buildings seen as manageable targets

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Net-zero buildings seen as manageable targets

While green benchmarks such as LEED are provable targets, net-zero buildings have yet to gain momentum in the industry, mainly due to their perceived cost.
Six global parks up for Urban Open Space award

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Six global parks up for Urban Open Space award

Six parks across the world are finalists in a global competition that recognizes the successes of large- and small-scale public spaces.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Guide defines indoor air quality competencies

Two respected professional associations have collaborated to produce a first-ever compendium of knowledge and skills that competent indoor air quality (IAQ) practitioners should possess. The
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HOOPP property teams win LEAP awards

Five real estate property management firms across Canada were honoured with a Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) LEAP award.
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HOOPP property teams win LEAP awards

Five real estate property management firms across Canada were honoured with a Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) LEAP award.