Sustainability

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REMI Network

GBCI Canada announces first Parksmart certifications

Oxford Properties’ Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Parkade G achieved Parksmart certification at the Pioneer level and Yorkdale’s Parkade E achieved Parksmart Bronze.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

LEED v4.1 to focus on performance outcomes

LEED v4.1 O+M’s updates focus on performance outcomes, and not on prescriptive measures to improve performance.
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REMI Network

Bow Valley College wins AASHE sustainability award

Bow Valley College has been awarded a campus sustainability achievement award by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). It's the only Canadian post-secondary institution to win the international award.
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REMI Network

IEHA launches new sustainability certification

IEHA, a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, announced the launch of its new Sustainability Professional (SP) credential.
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Canadian Property Management

ESG performance earns Triovest global standing

Triovest achieved the best GRESB score, 88 out of 100 possible points, in its peer group of non-listed, diversified office/industrial portfolios.
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Canadian Property Management

Canada’s big three cities affirm net zero goal

The mayors of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are among leaders of 19 major world cities aspiring for net zero carbon emissions across their urban building portfolios by 2050.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Weed killer misstep lands Edmonton in court

The City of Edmonton acknowledges vegetation damage occurred when weed killer was "inadvertently sprayed" in a residential neighbourhood.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Carleton University to get co-generation plant

Carleton University expects to fire up a new co-generation plant at its Ottawa-based campus next spring as part of its sophomore energy master plan.
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Canadian Property Management

21st century grid heralds a new energy future

Data will be the golden key in the new energy future, and any company with an interest in data is already thinking about this energy future.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canadian Open makes sustainability leader board

Although a home grown champion continued to elude the Canadian Open, the PGA Tour tournament could boast carbon neutral status for a seventh consecutive year.
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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.
GHG reduction

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A smart business case for GHG reduction

Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
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REMI Network

Winners of 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Awards announced

The winners of the 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Awards were announced on Tuesday. Award recipients were determined by selecting the top performing facilities from
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Mississauga tests the waters with solar panels

The City of Mississauga is testing the waters with solar panels as a supplemental heat source for its busiest — and highest utility-consuming — outdoor pool this summer.
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Canadian Property Management

Costs of dismantling cap and trade queried

Several prominent business leaders and professionals are expressing disappointment, and projecting billions of dollars in direct losses and forgone economic development.
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Canadian Property Management

Canadians earn plaudits for 2017-18 ASHRAE term

The Society's annual conference offered a slate of technical seminars, while attendees also celebrated the year's achievements and ushered in the new executive officers for 2018-19.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

A New Age for Sustainable Projects

Industry trends point to a renewed focus on sustainable projects in development, both to the benefit of owner budgets and tenant comfort.