Sustainability

Project focuses on reducing and recapturing medical plastic waste

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Health care providers contemplate plastic waste

Project partners and advisors will explore options to reduce, reuse and recycle personal protective equipment and medical single-use plastic items before disposal.
Community buildings targeted for retrofits

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Community buildings targeted for retrofit funds

Two distinct, but complementary new federal programs promise funds for community buildings. Both are focused on meeting GHG reduction targets and are aligned with a pledge to invest $15 billion to address climate change and boost the green economy.
Stargazers evoke conflicting demands for lighting in remote settings

REMI Network

Stargazers evoke conflicting lighting demands

The U.S. National Parks Service is teaming with the Illuminating Engineering Society to devise an outdoor lighting standard that supports safety and navigability with minimum infringement on night-sky viewing.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Sustainability on Display 

Promoting sustainability is key to leaner and more resilient facility operations. For this reason, facility managers/owners are relying on digital signage to get their messages across. 
geoexchange

REMI Network

Minto’s latest condo a geoexchange first

Minto Communities GTA will debut its first multi-residential geoexchange energy system with the launch of North Oak condo.
water conservation

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Shoring up water conservation practices

In preparation for World Water Day, here are five water conservation tips for facility managers and service providers.
commission

Design Quarterly

New U.K. High Commission aims to be greenest

The new British High Commission in Ottawa, designed by HOK, is a high-performance building that will seek LEED Gold certification.
migrating birds

REMI Network

Five building tips to help migrating birds this spring

Many feathered friends won't be making it to their northern breeding areas this spring due to fatal collisions with reflective and transparent glass.
sustainability buildings

Design Quarterly

Designing buildings to the highest sustainability

John Peterson, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, discusses the latest in sustainability for for commercial and residential buildings.
Climate risk infuses real estate investment agendas

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk infuses investment agendas

Canadian commercial real estate assets are comparatively less exposed to the dire physical threats that extreme weather poses or has already served up in other global regions.
carbon neutrality

Design Quarterly

Stantec commits to carbon neutrality and net zero

Stantec pledges to carbon neutrality by 2022 as a first step in achieving net-zero operations by 2030 across its entire global footprint.
Allied offers $600 million in debentures, in line with its green financing framework

Canadian Property Management

Green financing framework steers Allied issuance

Proceeds from this and future green offerings will be applied to financing or refinancing four categories of assets to be known as eligible green projects.
ISSA members

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ISSA members recognized for sustainability, equality

Five ISSA members have been named to Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index, and four to Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index.
ASHRAE

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE partners with CIBSE to encourage safe and sustainable environments

The agreement outlines how ASHRAE and CIBSE will work cooperatively to promote a more sustainable built environment through HVAC&R technology.
Electrical Safety Authority advised to redeploy resources

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Safety body advised to redeploy resources

Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has been advised to place greater priority on the scrutiny of complex installations and adopt technologies to better support efficient, cost-effective service delivery.
Multifamily energy performance

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily energy performance typically vexing

Multifamily and industrial properties are routinely lumped together as favoured investment assets, but asset managers face divergent degrees of difficulty when they seek to mine value from energy performance.
GRESB adjusts 2020 path for benchmarking ESG performance

Canadian Property Management

GRESB adjusts 2020 path to the stars

More than 50 per cent of participating Canadian portfolios were grouped in the top two brackets of results, with 11 earning 5-star status and six attaining a 4-star rating.