Green Building

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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

CondoBusiness

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.
REALPAC answers call for a real estate sector cultural influencer

Canadian Property Management

Oxford Properties a USGBC leadership honouree

The awards are bestowed to individuals and organizations that have advanced sustainable principles and practices in design, management, operations and community building, while serving as role models and resources for their peers.
TRCA Toronto and Region Conservation Authority NRCan

Canadian Property Management

NRCan provides funding for TRCA’s new building

The funding is contributed as part of Natural Resources Canada’s Green Construction Through Wood (GCWood) program, which aims to encourage greater use of wood in construction projects.

REMI Network

CaGBC honours green building leaders

The awards recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding industry leadership and who have made significant contributions to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building in Canada.
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REMI Network

CaGBC launches initiative to encourage data transparency

According to CaGBC public energy disclosure is in its "infancy" in Canada.
Okanagan College

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Okanagan College building certified LEED Platinum

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recently awarded Okanagan College its second LEED Platinum certification for its new trades building in Kelowna.

REMI Network

Canada ranked second for LEED certified projects

The Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list recognizes markets outside of the U.S. that use LEED's green building program, created by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

REMI Network

CaGBC addresses zero carbon skills gap in construction industry

A new report by Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) provides an action plan to close zero carbon skills gap in Ontario's construction industry.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The Co-operators aims for new WELL-certified HQ

The Co-operators plans to pursue WELL Certification making it the first insurance and financial services company to target this certification for a new building in Canada.

REMI Network

Global green building activity continues to rise

Recent industry research shows green building in 19 countries is poised for strong, rapid growth over the next three years.
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REMI Network

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the energyCompass.design tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
well-being

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Amenities key to promoting occupant well-being

Health and wellness-promoting amenities are no longer just nice-to-have perks in sustainable office buildings — increasingly, employees are demanding them.
carbon pricing

Canadian Property Management

Carbon pricing hailed as a boost to retrofits

Dismantling Ontario's cap-and-trade system would be a setback for the commercial real estate sector and the many trades and professions it employs, one of its prominent industry organizations maintains.
Green certified office space

Canadian Property Management

Green certified office space no rarity in Canada

On a square footage basis, more than 50 per cent of the commercial inventory in Vancouver and Toronto now boasts LEED or BOMA BEST status.