Facility Management

workplace strategy

Canadian Facility Management & Design

IT support vital to successful workplace strategy

As work-from-home policies become an increasingly common workplace strategy, technology can help bridge the physical distance between colleagues.
thermal comfort

REMI Network

ASHRAE publishes 2017 version of thermal comfort standard

The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition.
eyestrain

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Eyestrain on the rise in modern workplaces

Complaints about visual discomfort including eyestrain have increased as workplaces have prioritized efficient lighting and outdoor views.
benchmarking diversity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.
workstations

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Don’t forget the outliers in office ergonomics

In many workplaces, multiple workers share the same desk or standing work counter. However, not all people are of equal size.
lease

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to navigate lease extensions and renewals

Five tips for tenants as they review, negotiate and exercise lease extensions and renewals.
window

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.
millennials

Canadian Facility Management & Design

What are millennials really like in the workplace?

Are millennials really the acclaim-craving, job-hopping, social-media junkies they have variously been portrayed as?
labeling

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Labeling change targets food waste

The terms “sell by” and “use by” are likely to be replaced on labeling with the new, voluntary term “best if used by” on many food products.
grease deposits

REMI Network

New safety standard tackles grease deposits

BRE Global has launched a new standard for ductwork cleaning and maintenance, aligned with Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) requirements for fire safety due diligence.
Alberta students well placed to enjoy good IAQ

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Alberta students well placed to enjoy good IAQ

Canadian buildings account for nearly two-thirds of the Clean Air Awards that the U.S. based National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) has bestowed for 2017.
Albion Library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Albion Library first with trans-friendly signage

The new Albion Library, opened earlier this summer, is the first of Toronto’s 102 branches to introduce gender-neutral washrooms.
clean desk

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The case for clean desk policies in the workplace

Despite a shift towards online storage and the growing popularity of the “paperless office,” paper documents continue to be prevalent in Canadian workplaces. More than
sub-meter

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.
net zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Net zero facility to become teaching tool

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is poised to become a teaching tool for current and future building professionals alike.
thermal comfort

REMI Network

ISO publishes third facility management standard for 2017

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published its third facility management (FM) standard in under half a year.
office chair

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Task chair retains throne as a staple of the office

To select the right office chair for an organization, consider price, user testing, and aesthetics.