Sustainability

Paul LaBranche legacy

Construction Business

LaBranche legacy entrenched in BOMA BC

Wrapping up a 25 year tenure with the Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia, soon-to-retire president, Paul LaBranche, characteristically looks through the lens of his organization's strategic plan to assess what he has accomplished.
office market

REMI Network

BOMA Canada launches Net Zero Challenge

The new BOMA Canada initiative recognizes buildings that have achieved outstanding or drastically improved energy performance.
Greener buildings

Canadian Property Management

End of era results released for BOMA BEST v2

Slightly more than 52 per cent of participating buildings achieved a score of a least 70 per cent for a silver or higher certification.
waste audit

REMI Network

U of Winnipeg students conduct campus waste audit

Student volunteers from the University of Winnipeg helped sort and weigh all the garbage, recycling and compost for the triannual waste audit.
Lethbridge College ext Photo Tom Arban

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Trades innovation centre wins top honours at Prairie Wood Design Awards

Lethbridge College’s Trades Technologies Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) received top honours at the Prairie Wood Design Awards in the institutional building category.
Kitchener

REMI Network

Kitchener appoints first sustainability officer

The City of Kitchener has created a sustainability office and named Claire Bennett as its first sustainability officer.
Oslo airport campus

REMI Network

Oslo airport campus to be energy-positive

Plans for the 260-acre site are aligned with the Norwegian government's commitment to shift to a low-carbon economy.
zero waste

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Mississauga facility achieves its zero waste goals

The Toronto distribution centre for Cintas, a business supplies provider, became Canada’s second facility to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification last fall.
low-carbon innovation

Canadian Property Management

Ontario offers funds for low-carbon innovation

Ontario-based companies and organizations will have until May 7, 2018 to submit their concepts to the newly announced GreenON Challenge.
EllisDon

Construction Business

EllisDon selected for YVR CORE program

EllisDon has been selected to provide construction management services for the CORE Program at Vancouver International Airport.
waste

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Options for handling forgotten waste areas

There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
high-GWP anesthetic gases

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Little oversight of high-GWP anesthetic gases

Anesthetics commonly used in medical, dental and veterinary surgery have global warming potential ranging from 130 to 2,540 times greater than carbon dioxide, but are largely overlooked when greenhouse gas emissions are officially tallied.
Canadian research energy economy

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Study finds companies unprepared for new energy economy

A new study released by Schneider Electric finds that most organizations feel prepared for a decentralized, decarbonized and digitized future, but many of those companies
sustainableprojectsRJC

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.
electric vehicle

REMI Network

Program plugs electric vehicle use in workplaces

A new program is offering employers, commercial building owners and managers incentives to install electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces in Ontario.
Hospital Energy Efficiency Program

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario to reinvest energy savings into patient care

Ontario is investing $64 million this year in the Hospital Energy Efficiency Program, which will help hospitals save energy and encourage the use of more renewable energy technologies.
Single-use professional sports venues

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Single-use professional sports venues falter

Ottawa and Calgary are two current Canadian examples where pressure is mounting to abandon major arenas still far from the end of their structural life cycles and build anew.