Sustainability

sustainability fund

Canadian Property Management

Sustainability fund carries lasting values

The IREM Foundation fund will carry Elaina Tattersdale's name, paying tribute to her memory and commitment to commercial real estate operations that respect the environment and well-being of building occupants.
New Sudbury Centre

REMI Network

New Sudbury Centre lauded for sustainable operations

New Sudbury Centre, the largest shopping centre in Northern Ontario, was recently celebrated for its many sustainable achievements.
USGBC Leadership

Canadian Property Management

Oxford Properties a USGBC leadership honouree

The awards are bestowed to individuals and organizations that have advanced sustainable principles and practices in design, management, operations and community building, while serving as role models and resources for their peers.
clean capitalism

Canadian Property Management

Clean capitalism delivers added client value

Anna Murray, Ailey Roberts and Puninda Thind of BentallGreenOak's sustainability team have been named to the Canada Clean50 for 2020.
ASHRAE LowDown Showdown

Design Quarterly

ASHRAE LowDown Showdown models resilience

Designs for a hypothetical new 90,000-square-foot City Hall in San Diego, California, were evaluated for energy performance, innovation and the collaborative effectiveness of team members.
climate change procrastinators

Canadian Property Management

Climate change procrastinators urged to act

The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
multifamily assets

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily assets round out Canadian GRESB data

Among global regions, Australia/New Zealand once again attained this year's top average score, but reports no asset-level energy intensity or building certification data for multifamily properties.
GRESB

Canadian Property Management

GRESB gets lift from ESG tailwind

Major Canadian players figure among both GRESB investor members with full access to the data and the larger complement of management members that report and are benchmarked through the real estate assessment.
HFC prohibition dates

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Quebec’s HFC prohibition dates called untimely

Proposed revisions to Quebec's halocarbon regulation could sideline some commonly used refrigerants before alternatives with lower global warming potential can feasibly be in place.
Canadian health care

Canadian Property Management

Canadian health care delivers climate champions

More than 190 health care organizations collectively represent 17,500 hospitals and related facilities in 28 countries that have signed on to the global effort to improve the sector's resiliency and reduce its environmental footprint.
Canadian pension funds

Canadian Property Management

Canadian pension funds look to GRESB guidance

Oxford Properties Group and Ivanhoé Cambridge have been benchmarked atop their North American peers in the 2019 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, which this year plotted the ESG performance of 1,005 companies, funds and REITs worldwide.
ACI Green cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ACI launches Our Future Is Clean campaign

The new campaign will launch during National Cleaning Week, March 22 through March 28, 2020.
1 Hotel Toronto Mohari Hospitality Thompson hotel

Canadian Property Management

1 Hotel announces Canadian debut

1 Hotel Toronto is set to open summer 2020.
Saddledome demolition

Canadian Property Management

Saddledome demolition plan bucks transparency

The upfront cost has been projected at $13.8 million. The environmental repercussions of dismantling and discarding a 474,000-square-foot concrete and steel structure are more difficult to peg.
green preferred units

Canadian Property Management

Brookfield’s green preferred units “on trend”

Brookfield Property Partners is targeting USD $250 million to invest in green certified buildings and upgrades through the issuance of 10 million perpetual green preferred units.
carbon pricing reappears

Canadian Property Management

Carbon pricing reappears on Ontario gas bills

Carbon pricing has been reinstated on Ontario's natural gas bills 10 months after utilities were instructed to remove the levy that the provincial government has been seeking to quash.
carbon pricing revenue

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Retrofit fund draws on carbon pricing revenue

Grants of up to $250,000 are available to small business operators in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan for energy-saving and emission-reducing building retrofit projects.