Sustainability

Michael Brooks joins World Green Building Council board of directors

Construction Business

Michael Brooks joins WGBC board of directors

Michael Brooks, chief executive officer of REALPAC, has been named to the board of directors of the World Green Building Council and will also serve as treasurer for 2021-22.
sustainable cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The future of sustainable cleaning

Whatever the facility, prioritizing sustainable cleaning creates a healthier, greener environment for all.
status quo stymies innovative retrofit options

Canadian Property Management

Status quo stymies innovative retrofit options

Prevailing approaches for incentivizing, financing and implementing retrofit projects deemed unlikely to propel the existing building inventory to net-zero emissions by 2050.
race2reduce expands field of potential competitors

Canadian Property Management

Expanded field now eligible for race2reduce

Commercial buildings in Toronto’s neighbouring York Region can now join the challenge and gain eligibility for the Commercial Real Estate Sustainability Trailblazers (CREST) awards.
green cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Green cleaning beyond the pandemic

Post-COVID-19, there is no room for guessing or trial-and-error purchasing. If green cleaning is here to stay, it must be tried, tested, and proven.
Sustainability Trends

REMI Network

Taking charge of sustainability trends

Still think sustainability is a buzzword? Think again. As contractors like Paul Drozdowski can attest, the pursuit of cleaner and more energy-efficient operations has become a priority for stakeholders across the board.
Brampton

REMI Network

Alectra to open new 400-employee operations centre in Brampton

Alectra has chosen Brampton, Ontario, as the location of their brand-new sustainable operations centre that will be built to LEED Gold.
BOMA Canada to launch Circular Economy Guide for Real Estate

Canadian Property Management

CRE sussed for circular economy applications

BOMA members and other interested parties are asked to complete a short online survey ahead of the upcoming launch of the new Circular Economy Guide for Commercial Real Estate.
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.