Sustainability

LEED v5 embraces three underpinning fundamentals

Canadian Facility Management & Design

LEED v5 embraces three underpinning fundamentals

Decarbonization, quality of life and ecological conservation and restoration are the underpinning fundamentals of LEED version 5, which has just been released for a first round of public input.
sustainability

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Great expectations

With increased attention from Canadians towards green initiatives, organizations are looking to become more sustainable to appeal to consumers, investors, and employees alike. To do
solar

REMI Network

Solar installation begins operating at Commonwealth Recreation Centre

The installation can offset between 75 and 100 per cent of the facility's energy needs in ideal solar conditions on a day with average building consumption.
lighting

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Get smarter with your lighting

Managing smart buildings has become more common in recent years, with technology-based security, automation, AI, and more. Lighting is also evolving, and maintenance managers can
Cleantech start-ups tapped for Sask tax credit

Canadian Property Management

Cleantech start-ups tapped for Sask tax credit

Saskatchewan-based deantech start-ups are newly included in a provincial incentive program that will convey up to $225,000 in non-refundable tax credits per annual investment to their investors.
ESG

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How commercial cleaners can help customers achieve their ESG goals

Companies are increasingly focused on achieving their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals in today’s business landscape. Commercial cleaning services can be pivotal in helping
robotic lawnmowers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Investing in robotic lawnmowers

Smart technology continues to lead the way into a brighter future for cleaning and maintenance, creating an increase in automation for outdoor maintenance. With the
McGill

REMI Network

McGill achieves sustainable milestone 

McGill University has become the oldest in Canada to receive a Platinum STARS rating for sustainability.
profits

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How cleaners are prioritizing profits in 2024

The commercial cleaning landscape continues to evolve, and cleaners are shifting their practices and their business models to boost profitability in 2024. Inflation continues to
embodied carbon

CondoBusiness

Reducing embodied carbon in capital projects

Condo owners now have the opportunity to understand the embodied carbon impacts of capital replacements work at their buildings.
Cape Breton

REMI Network

Cape Breton arena converting to solar-powered sports facility

Tomorrow's Legends will convert a former hockey arena into a solar-powered, multi-sport facility through a $2.1-million federal  investment.
OEB in doghouse for cost recovery ruling

Canadian Property Management

OEB in doghouse for cost recovery ruling

The Ontario government plans to establish its authority to designate critical gas transmission projects and reaffirm the existing cost recovery model for connecting natural gas service to new residential development.
EPA

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

EPA highlights Green Seal’s PFAS prohibition for federal purchasers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) released an update to its federal purchasing search tool that highlights the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) prohibitions and
Professional workwear drive to aid CRE aspirants

Canadian Property Management

Professional workwear drive to aid CRE aspirants

Toronto-based women in commercial real estate are organizing the effort with an eye to the next generation of talent that the industry, and the economy in general, needs.
heat management

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Sustainable heat management for commercial properties

Sustainability and efficiency have become crucial for those looking to reduce their environmental impact, and efficient heat management can help you lower energy use and
CRE fosters all-in approach to decarbonization

Canadian Property Management

CRE fosters all-in approach to decarbonization

Daunting net zero targets in the buildings sector are spurring an all-in approach to decarbonization that assigns roles to finance, engineering, management and operational teams.
efficiency

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Boost energy efficiency in your building

As facility and maintenance managers continue to strive for top building performance, energy efficiency remains an important factor in cutting costs, boosting efficiency, and increasing