Sustainability

labeling

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Labeling change targets food waste

The terms “sell by” and “use by” are likely to be replaced on labeling with the new, voluntary term “best if used by” on many food products.
skyscraper

REMI Network

Skyscraper construction due for radical change

Skyscrapers command skylines around the globe and are slowly evolving to meet the demands for better efficiency and sustainability.
Ignition risks of flammable refrigerants

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ignition risks of flammable refrigerants probed

Refrigerant leaks could be particularly problematic in reach-in or walk-in coolers since flammable concentrations could build in these confined spaces and disperse outward when the door is opened.
High-GWP refrigerants

Canadian Property Management

High-GWP refrigerants losing market share

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new regulatory flexibility to retrofit stationary air conditioners with a refrigerant that is slated to be phased out for other cooling, refrigeration and foam blowing purposes.
forest

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Keeping the urban forest green

Besides providing shelter and shade, the urban forest offer environmental, economic and social benefits so it’s important to take care of them.
sub-meter

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Advanced sub-metering digs deep

Facility operators and management are beginning to recognize the opportunity to combine sub-metering with software that analyzes energy data in real time.
WSP

REMI Network

Smarter Buildings on the Rise

Smarter building technology systems are unlocking more meaningful data and providing more solutions than before. Here is WSP's take on this major trend.
wool insulation

REMI Network

Sheep’s wool insulation seen as sustainable option

Wool insulation, made from the remnants of sheering sheep, is increasingly finding its way into commercial and residential buildings.
green roofs

REMI Network

Toronto installs most green roofs in 2016

Toronto installed the most green roofs in 2016, followed by Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle.
industry achievement

Canadian Property Management

ASHRAE honours industry achievement

Luc Bertrand of Saint-Lambert, Quebec, and George E. Menzies of Burlington, Ontario, were recognized for their outstanding contribution to advancing sustainable technology in the built environment over the past five decades.
purchasing practices

REMI Network

Mississauga adopts greener purchasing practices

The City of Mississauga is updating its purchasing practices in order to make the decision-making process much more sustainable and ethical.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario schools to receive $1.4 bil for upgrades

Ontario is investing a total of $1.4 billion in 2017-18 to improve school buildings by repairing and upgrading elements such as roofs, flooring and plumbing systems.
LEAP Awards

REMI Network

HOOPP LEAP Awards honour environmental leadership

HOOPP recently handed out its sixth annual LEAP Awards to honour property managers and tenants across Canada for leadership in sustainability initiatives.
Breakthrough technology

REMI Network

GBCI Canada created to rev up green building

CaGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. are forming a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada).
Energy Marathon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Legrand’s Energy Marathon 2.0 results in savings

Legrand North and Central America recently concluded the first leg of its Energy Marathon 2.0 competition, a company-wide event to save energy.
Legrand

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Legrand invests in Building Control Systems division

Legrand, North America's investments in its Building Control Systems division include new facilities in San Jose, Carlsbad, Pleasant Grove and Orem.
Yukon College

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Yukon College receives infrastructure investments

The federal and Yukon governments are investing a total of $3.06 million in renewing the infrastructure at Yukon College.