Facility Management

property cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Modernizing property cleaning & maintenance beyond 2021

Pre-pandemic, property cleaning and maintenance services had long been hiding under the radar of technological innovation.
Great Lakes container ship service promoted as low-carbon logistics option

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Great Lakes figure in low-carbon logistics

A new shortsea service will forge a marine link from container facilities at the Port of Hamilton to the Port of Montreal.
Indoor temperatures must be logged in Ontario long-term care homes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indoor temperatures logged in Ontario LTC homes

There is still no requirement for air conditioning in all residents’ rooms, but Ontario long-term care home operators now have to implement prescribed measures to prevent heat-related illnesses.
facility security

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Updating facility security in a post-COVID era

A former counterterrorism expert explains some steps that can be taken to enhance facility security.
Tork Office Hygiene

REMI Network

Making facility hygiene a priority

As life in Canada gradually starts returning to normal with greater COVID-19 vaccine availability and officials easing social restrictions, ensuring proper hygiene in public places remains critical to health and safety. 
workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Investing in the workplace growing more pivotal

Carefully crafting an inclusive workplace response, requiring integration of people programs, implementing technology tools and systems, all accelerate business outcomes.
zero carbon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ottawa hockey facility a zero carbon first

How AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex in Ottawa, Ontario, became the first Zero Carbon Building Performance Standard certified arena.
plastic

REMI Network

Canada officially lists plastic products under CEPA

Canada recently listed plastic manufactured items on Schedule 1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), taking a first regulatory step in addressing plastic pollution.
Ottawa channels COVID-19 resilience funds to public washrooms, active transportation and building upgrades

Canadian Facility Management & Design

COVID-19 resilience funds disbursed to Ottawa

$11.2 million will be allocated throughout Ottawa’s 23 city wards and put toward outdoor recreational facilities, pedestrian safety measures, and HVAC and digital connectivity upgrades in community centres and other municipal buildings.
building technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to optimize building technology management

Leveraging appropriate service technology and integrated service tools can ensure buildings are safe and properly maintained. 
Guelph

REMI Network

Guelph looks at co-locating critical services as city grows

Guelph is looking to build a centralized campus of facilities that would house snow removal, solid waste collection and transit maintenance.
FM

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Pandemic intensifies evolving role of FM

Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
Modest spending outlay promised for Canadian government's own portfolio

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Modest spending outlay for federal portfolio

The Canadian government expects to spend nearly $93 million to offset energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in its own portfolio, but $77.9 million of that is slated for unspecified “future years”.
long-term care

REMI Network

Large-scale long-term care homes ‘strongly discouraged’

Researchers say 31 per cent of infections and 31 per cent of deaths could have been prevented if all Ontario long-term care residents had had single rooms.
low-carbon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Can purchases help reverse global warming?

When considering products with recycled content, pay attention to the types of recycled materials that are in them.
Project focuses on reducing and recapturing medical plastic waste

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Health care providers contemplate plastic waste

Project partners and advisors will explore options to reduce, reuse and recycle personal protective equipment and medical single-use plastic items before disposal.
surrey accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Feds amplify funding for accessibility upgrades

A $100-million injection to Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund will boost availability of grants for retrofit, renovation and construction projects to support universal navigability of the built environment.