Sustainability

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REMI Network

Sustainability achievements honoured at LEAP Awards

HOOPP paid homage to those on its Canadian real estate portfolio for excellence in sustainability, energy performance and technology innovation.
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REMI Network

BOMA Quebec launches Building Energy Challenge

BOMA Quebec has announced the launch of a competition aimed at reducing the energy consumption and GHG emissions of buildings in the province.
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Canadian Property Management

Carbon pricing hailed as a boost to retrofits

Dismantling Ontario's cap-and-trade system would be a setback for the commercial real estate sector and the many trades and professions it employs, one of its prominent industry organizations maintains.
multi-res landlords

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto redeploys funds to multi-res landlords

Unused funds originally earmarked for energy retrofits in single-family housing will be transferred to a more popular program for the multi-residential sector.
architecture school

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New architecture school brings lessons to life

Students of Canada’s newest architecture school won’t have to venture far to see lessons from the classroom come to life. The latest addition to Laurentian
Green certified office space

Canadian Property Management

Green certified office space no rarity in Canada

On a square footage basis, more than 50 per cent of the commercial inventory in Vancouver and Toronto now boasts LEED or BOMA BEST status.
commercial buildings stuck at GHG status quo

Canadian Property Management

Commercial buildings stuck at GHG status quo

Canadian commercial buildings registered the same 40-megatonne output of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2016 as in 2005.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Passive House poised for institutional uptake

Passive House, a voluntary standard for achieving extremely energy-efficient buildings, appears to be poised for wider uptake in institutional projects.
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.
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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.