risk of infection

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Silver foil can affect risk of infection in hospitals

Researchers found the risk of contamination on foil-covered high-touch surfaces was significantly lower.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Debunking the immunity myth around cleaning

There's an established theory that over-enthusiastic cleaning can weaken immune systems, particularly those of children.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Janitorial services industry poised for global growth

A new study reports the global market for janitorial services is expected to grow to US$320 billion by 2027.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The importance of health-based cleaning & disinfection

CIRI's white paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of microbials' behaviour and infectious ability on hard surfaces.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Disinfectants: Are we at the end of the road?

Scientists at a South African university say there's a growing risk of SARS-CoV-2 developing resistance to disinfectants and antibiotics.
Energy benchmarking in Canada

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IFMA issues new FM benchmarking report

IFMA has released the 2018 Operations and Maintenance: Qualitative Analysis Benchmarking Report from its FM Research and Benchmarking Institute.

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Researches discover possible pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations

Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some areas and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus.
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The importance of indoor air quality for productive workers

In the 1700s, Ben Franklin said, “I am persuaded that no common air from outside is so unwholesome as the air inside a closed room
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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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Western receives $13.8-mil investment for new labs, equipment

The Government of Canada is investing $13.8 million in new research infrastructure, including new labs and equipment, at Western University through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
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Green buildings contribute to productivity: research

Recent research from the National Research Council of Canada and RBC found that green buildings have a positive impact on productivity for employees.
MLSE LaunchPad

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MLSE LaunchPad reaches completion

PCL Toronto and MLSE Foundation celebrated the completion of MLSE LaunchPad, the first youth-focused collaborative space to promote social change.
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GTA new homes market set new records in 2016

In the GTA new homes market, 2016 set new records for low inventory, high prices and high-rise condo sales, according to a report from BILD and the Altus Group.

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Ryerson opens new MaRS science research facilities

Ryerson University has officially opened the doors to its new purpose-built Faculty of Science research facilities in the MaRS Discovery District.

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U of T research building earns LEED Gold

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)’s Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (ESCB) has been awarded LEED Gold by the Canada Green Building Council. The 10,220-square-metre building,

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ASHRAE grant funds HVAC&R student research

ASHRAE has announced the recipients of its Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid Award Program, designed to encourage HVAC&R students to continue their education to help prepare themselves

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JLL names new Global Head of Research

JLL has named Dr. Marie Puybaraud its new Global Head of Research for the company’s Corporate Solutions division. In her role, Dr. Puybaraud will lead