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Federal budget boosts accessibility in public spaces

Canada’s federal budget has earmarked $77 million over ten years to expand the Enabling Accessibility Fund.
Mackenzie Health

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Mackenzie Health recognized for LED lighting switch

York Region’s Mackenzie Health was recently recognized by Alectra Utilities for converting the facility to 100 per cent LED lighting.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario to open first mental health facility for female adult inmates

Ontario is working towards increasing mental health supports in the corrections system by creating the first mental health unit for female inmates.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CPVC Fire Sprinkler Retrofits can Save Buildings

Fire sprinkler retrofits can minimize damage and save lives when upgrading older buildings that may have once been up to fire code, but are now outdated.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Four lessons in communication for FMs

Skillful communication is critical to success in a variety of FM activities. Here are four lessons gleaned from experts at a recent IFMA Toronto event.


Five ways to curb utility costs in condominiums

Coming changes in Ontario are cause for condo corporations to curb their utility costs. An expert shares how, pointing to five energy efficiency retrofits.

REMI Network

ASHRAE and IES revise standard for EB retrofits

To achieve better energy efficiency, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) have revised a standard, creating a more detailed description of procedures for the
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Canadian Property Management

Fire safety fundamentals for seniors’ homes

The Quebec government has moved quickly to mandate sprinklers in seniors' homes following recommendations from Coroner Cyrille Delâge.

Canadian Property Management

Lights, cameras, repurpose

Although many of Toronto's historic theatres have closed, a significant number have new lives as party venues, retail stores and even fitness centres.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Measuring success in sustainability initiatives

Whether they are property owners or tenants, many organizations are taking steps to green their commercial real estate. What fewer organizations are doing is measuring
Yorkville Shopping Centre

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Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s ongoing expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre was once the largest mall in the world . After four upgrades in the last 10 years, it is about to undergo another expansion.
Mark Kenney and Steven Gross

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Repositioning a property

This video report looks at how retrofitting a property can increase occupancy, rents and asset value. Commentators: Mark Kenney of CAPREIT and Steven Gross of Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP.


Incentive rebates for retrofits

What incentive rebates are available for common area retrofit projects? Provident Energy Management's Jennifer Young weighs in.

Canadian Property Management

Solar solutions

Waste heat recovery is an exciting renewable energy technology. Waste heat recovery units add to the efficiency of building energy needs ...
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

LED lighting retrofit

To get the greatest value out of a LED lighting retrofit, ask about a manufacturer’s product testing, quality control and sustainability practices.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

The worry-free way to energy retrofits

An energy performance contract is an agreement between a building owner and an energy service company (ESCO) whereby the ESCO takes full responsibility for identifying, financing, implementing, commissioning ...


Building automation can save energy

Energy efficiency in highrise multi-residential buildings can be achieved through a variety of retrofits. However, one method that is often overlooked is ...