Green Building


Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

6 changes in LEED and the future of green cleaning

Later this year, U.S. Green Building Council members will be voting on six changes to LEED cleaning credits.
climate action dividends projected for real estate

Canadian Property Management

Real estate could reap climate action dividends

The global urgency for climate action has an upside companion in global opportunities for strategic investment that could improve people’s lives and yield sustainable returns.
Green Seal

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Green Seal launches LEED-compliant certification

The paint certification meets LEED v4/4.1 criteria and qualifies products for Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly badge.
CaGBC awards

Construction Business

CaGBC reveals Green Building Excellence winners

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the winners of the 2021 CAGBC Awards.
clean energy

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The future of green building is retrofit

With the right market signals and incentives, Canada can create a retrofit economy now that would yield skilled jobs for the Canadian economy, operational savings from energy and carbon reduction and better, healthier buildings for Canadians.
Community buildings targeted for retrofits

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Community buildings targeted for retrofit funds

Two distinct, but complementary new federal programs promise funds for community buildings. Both are focused on meeting GHG reduction targets and are aligned with a pledge to invest $15 billion to address climate change and boost the green economy.
IcGG requirements

Construction Business

New roadmap for navigating IgCC requirements

ASHRAE and the International Code Council have collaborated on a users’ manual to support understanding and interpretation of the 2018 International Green Construction Code.
Fast Epp

Construction Business

Fast + Epp receives funding for mass timber office

Vancouver structural engineering firm, Fast + Epp has received federal funding for construction of their four-storey mass timber head office.
IcGG requirements

Construction Business

CaGBC reports on green building market impacts

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released a new report that shows the potential of a green recovery that prioritizes green building.
sustainability plan

REMI Network

Grant applications open for Elaina’s Sustainability Fund

Elaina's Sustainability Fund, by the Institute of Real Estate Management Foundation, is now accepting applications for funding to support green real estate management initiatives.
Throne Speech pledges to build back better from COVID-19

Canadian Property Management

Throne Speech pledges to build back better

Infrastructure investment and climate risk mitigation are key to the Canadian government’s goal to create one million jobs and rebound from the economic slump of COVID-19.

REMI Network

BILD awards celebrate industry excellence

The Building Industry and Land Development Association handed out awards during a virtual event last week celebrating 40 years of industry leadership.
green building cagbc

Design Quarterly

CaGBC reveals Green Building Award winners

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the winners of the 2020 Green Building Excellence Awards.
zero carbon building

REMI Network

Scotia Plaza marks zero carbon building milestone

Scotia Plaza's 40 King St. West building in Toronto has become the largest certified zero carbon building in Canada at more than 1.5 million square feet.
Building an organic smart building from the bottom up could be easier than a top-down model

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Open protocols could nurture organic smart city

Abandonment of the Sidewalk Labs project proposed for Toronto is unfortunate, but it serves as an important lesson that building a smart city from the top down is hard.
LEED Platinum


Energy efficiency powers condo to LEED Platinum

Perched on the edge of the waterfront, south of the Distillery District near Sugar Beach, Toronto’s first LEED Platinum high-rise condo stands in the Bayside
LEED Platinum

REMI Network

Condo is LEED Platinum first for Toronto

Aqualina at Bayside is the first high-rise condo in Toronto to earn LEED Platinum certification.