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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Natural light in workplace design

It is clear that employee performance and outlook are connected to the environmental conditions in which they work.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Passing the lead test in institutional buildings

School plumbing systems require regular pipe flushing to keep kids safe. How sensors can help fulfill this duty amid failing grades at some facilities.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Human-centric lighting can create healthy buildings: report

A new report from Navigant Research examines the impact of human-centric lighting on building occupant health, well-being and productivity.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Urban green space could prove a health asset

Canadian researchers recently completed what's believed to be the first large-scale study of links between residential proximity to green space and mortality rates from chronic illnesses.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Montreal megaproject pursues WELL Multi-family Residential Certification

HUMANITI, a mixed-use megaproject in Montreal, has registered to pursue WELL Multi-family Residential Certification for its residential component.
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REMI Network

Google’s Kitchener office earns LEED v4

Google’s new office in the Breithaupt Block, a redeveloped historic building in the warehouse district of downtown Kitchener, Ontario, has earned LEED v4 Silver for
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Employees benefit from workplace flexibility: survey

A new study commissioned by Regus finds that 71 per cent of respondents agree that flexible work hours allow them to go out and meet people more often.
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REMI Network

Healthier buildings drive bottom line: report

Business benefits are driving investments in healthier buildings, according to a recent report from the CaGBC and Dodge Data & Analytics.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt redesigns McMaster facility

Diamond Schmitt plans to renovate and equip 20,000 square feet within the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre to accommodate engineering facilities.
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Canadian Property Management

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
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REMI Network

TD Bank HQ Canada’s 1st WELL certified project

TD Bank Group’s (TD) office in Toronto is now Canada’s first project to receive WELL certification under the non-pilot phase of the program.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Alberta increases hospital funding by 16 per cent

As part of Alberta’s 2016 budget, the province is allocating an extra 16 per cent to maintaining and renewing healthcare facilities. The province’s 2016 capital
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

WELL Building Standard poised to accelerate

Further refinement of the WELL Building Standard is expected as a plethora of studies point to the growing concern for health and wellness.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Study finds ideal sit-to-stand ratio for employees

A new laboratory-controlled study, funded by office furniture designer and manufacturer Teknion Corporation (Teknion), has found that employees who change positions throughout the workday are less likely to develop lower-back pain, cardiovascular disease and cancer than their co-workers. Teknion came to these conclusions based on research of sit-stand workstations and their health benefits.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

U of Ottawa expands and updates Heart Institute

The University of Ottawa’s Heart Institute is undergoing an expansion to better meet the needs of community members and enhance technological services. The expansion will establish an additional 147,000 square feet of space, including a four-storey state-of-the-art clinical addition. The existing facility is also being redeveloped.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Phase one complete for Winnipeg health centre

Winnipeg’s Misericordia Health Centre is currently undergoing extensive renovations, upgrades and additions and phase one is now complete. The $43-million project, set to open in stages, includes the Buhler Eye Care Centre, PRIME program, and Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre. During phase one of construction, an existing facility, known as the Maryland South building, was demolished to make way for a two-storey complex housing the aforementioned programs and centres.