Facility Management

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REMI Network

How to effectively spray buff a floor

Somewhat a lost art, spray buffing has now resurfaced not only as a key to stretching floor refinishing cycles, but also at removing heel marks, stains, spills, and leaving floors with a high-gloss shine.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Carleton University to get co-generation plant

Carleton University expects to fire up a new co-generation plant at its Ottawa-based campus next spring as part of its sophomore energy master plan.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Alberta dominates Clean Air Awards

Alberta buildings earn a major share of the Clean Air Awards for a second year in a row.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Illuminating human centric lighting

A seven-month study revealed a 12-per-cent increase in task performance metrics for office workers who worked under HCL fixtures.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canadian Open makes sustainability leader board

Although a home grown champion continued to elude the Canadian Open, the PGA Tour tournament could boast carbon neutral status for a seventh consecutive year.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Using FM software to improve communications

For organizations with ever-expanding, multi-billion-dollar property portfolios, satisfying and retaining occupants is a top priority.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Creating a lasting first impression for your facility

A good or bad experience on a person’s first visit to a building can be the difference between a returning client or a lost opportunity. An opinion is formed within seconds of an individual walking through your doors and the scent that greets their nostrils will go a long way to deciding whether that opinion is positive or negative.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

New architecture school brings lessons to life

Students of Canada’s newest architecture school won’t have to venture far to see lessons from the classroom come to life. The latest addition to Laurentian
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Visitor management on the modern campus

Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
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REMI Network

Lighting updates top to-do list at B.C. library

Lighting upgrades are at the top of a list of projects in line to receive funding at the City of Delta's libraries.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

New FM framework provides decision-making best practices

New guidance from RICS and IFMA seeks to highlight how critical FM is to how an organization or property occupier functions successfully as an investment.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Wet weather underscores importance of matting

Freezing rain this week served as a reminder of the important role mats can play in limiting the amount of dirt and moisture that enters facilities.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building better experiences as IoT advances

IoT connectivity can be used by organizations to shape how occupants move about a facility and assign precise monetary values to specific spaces.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Trading screwdrivers for strategic partnerships

Facilities management needs to have a voice in the C-suite. As business evolves, company leaders will require strategic facilities managers.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Carleton U steps up health and safety response

Carleton University has launched a new online reporting tool that intricately links health and safety initiatives with facility management.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Scale build-up weighs on HVAC efficiency

Scale build-up can weigh on HVAC efficiency, making preventative maintenance important to controlling energy costs and preventing premature failure.
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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.