Sustainability

carbon neutrality

Design Quarterly

Stantec commits to carbon neutrality and net zero

Stantec pledges to carbon neutrality by 2022 as a first step in achieving net-zero operations by 2030 across its entire global footprint.
Allied offers $600 million in debentures, in line with its green financing framework

Canadian Property Management

Green financing framework steers Allied issuance

Proceeds from this and future green offerings will be applied to financing or refinancing four categories of assets to be known as eligible green projects.
ISSA members

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ISSA members recognized for sustainability, equality

Five ISSA members have been named to Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index, and four to Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index.
ASHRAE

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE partners with CIBSE to encourage safe and sustainable environments

The agreement outlines how ASHRAE and CIBSE will work cooperatively to promote a more sustainable built environment through HVAC&R technology.
Electrical Safety Authority advised to redeploy resources

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Safety body advised to redeploy resources

Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has been advised to place greater priority on the scrutiny of complex installations and adopt technologies to better support efficient, cost-effective service delivery.
Multifamily energy performance

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily energy performance typically vexing

Multifamily and industrial properties are routinely lumped together as favoured investment assets, but asset managers face divergent degrees of difficulty when they seek to mine value from energy performance.
GRESB adjusts 2020 path for benchmarking ESG performance

Canadian Property Management

GRESB adjusts 2020 path to the stars

More than 50 per cent of participating Canadian portfolios were grouped in the top two brackets of results, with 11 earning 5-star status and six attaining a 4-star rating.
Mayors target embodied carbon in construction projects

Construction Business

Mayors target embodied carbon in construction

The mayors of Budapest, Los Angeles. Mexico City and Oslo are the first signatories of a new declaration targeting a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from construction projects by 2030.
sustainable cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Sustainable practices for a sustainable future

Sustainable cleaning doesn’t mean that cleaning isn't happening as well or as often; just that more sustainable tools and processes are used.
sustainability plan

REMI Network

Grant applications open for Elaina’s Sustainability Fund

Elaina's Sustainability Fund, by the Institute of Real Estate Management Foundation, is now accepting applications for funding to support green real estate management initiatives.
CREST awards celebrate sustainability gains

Canadian Property Management

CREST awards celebrate sustainability gains

While teams are still focused on an electricity-saving target, the race2reduce, sponsored by BOMA Toronto, has now expanded its mandate to include water, gas, solid waste and overarching climate leadership.
New ASHRAE headquarters intended to demonstrate achievable energy performance in older existing buildings

Canadian Property Management

ASHRAE unveils energy performance role model

The newly renovated and retrofitted 42-year-old office building is intended to embody the global society’s mandate to advance human well-being through sustainable technology in the built environment.
BOMA Toronto's race2reduce aligns with climate capitalism

Canadian Property Management

Real estate makes space for climate capitalism

The 2020 race2reduce field boasts more than 1,730 buildings encompassing 248 million square feet of space in common areas and tenant premises — an increase from 650 buildings covering 95 million square feet in 2019.
air leakage

REMI Network

Minto pilots high-rise air leakage testing

Minto is now the first developer in Ontario to complete a baseline measurement for high-rise air leakage.
Canadian researchers among 25 global Green Talents

REMI Network

Canadian researchers among global Green Talents

Germany’s federal Ministry of Education and Research has named 25 Green Talents for 2020, chosen from an international field of scholars in the early stages of careers in sustainability sciences.
funds released for school energy retrofits

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Carbon pricing bankrolls school energy retrofits

Promised allocations from the federal Climate Action Incentive Fund have been released for building envelope, lighting and HVAC system improvements.
Mark Carney to lead development of ESG-focused funds at Brookfield Asset Management

Canadian Property Management

Brookfield looks to Carney on ESG-focused funds

Mark Carney, the United Nations special envoy for climate action and finance, has joined Brookfield Asset Management as vice chair and head of ESG and impact fund investing.