Sustainability

wool insulation

REMI Network

Sheep’s wool insulation seen as sustainable option

Wool insulation, made from the remnants of sheering sheep, is increasingly finding its way into commercial and residential buildings.
green roofs

REMI Network

Toronto installs most green roofs in 2016

Toronto installed the most green roofs in 2016, followed by Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle.
industry achievement

Canadian Property Management

ASHRAE honours industry achievement

Luc Bertrand of Saint-Lambert, Quebec, and George E. Menzies of Burlington, Ontario, were recognized for their outstanding contribution to advancing sustainable technology in the built environment over the past five decades.
purchasing practices

REMI Network

Mississauga adopts greener purchasing practices

The City of Mississauga is updating its purchasing practices in order to make the decision-making process much more sustainable and ethical.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario schools to receive $1.4 bil for upgrades

Ontario is investing a total of $1.4 billion in 2017-18 to improve school buildings by repairing and upgrading elements such as roofs, flooring and plumbing systems.
LEAP Awards

REMI Network

HOOPP LEAP Awards honour environmental leadership

HOOPP recently handed out its sixth annual LEAP Awards to honour property managers and tenants across Canada for leadership in sustainability initiatives.
Breakthrough technology

REMI Network

GBCI Canada created to rev up green building

CaGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. are forming a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada).
Energy Marathon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Legrand’s Energy Marathon 2.0 results in savings

Legrand North and Central America recently concluded the first leg of its Energy Marathon 2.0 competition, a company-wide event to save energy.
Legrand

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Legrand invests in Building Control Systems division

Legrand, North America's investments in its Building Control Systems division include new facilities in San Jose, Carlsbad, Pleasant Grove and Orem.
Yukon College

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Yukon College receives infrastructure investments

The federal and Yukon governments are investing a total of $3.06 million in renewing the infrastructure at Yukon College.
high-pressure laminate

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Trends in high-pressure laminate surfacing

High-pressure laminate is a practical yet stylish surfacing material, and new breakthroughs in resin technology add functional features.
green bond

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada’s annual green bond issues could top $50-bil

Canada’s capacity for green bond issues will be at minimum $56.3 billion in fiscal 2017/18, according to a recent report by Corporate Knights.
net positive energy office

Canadian Property Management

Net positive energy office set to rise in Waterloo

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new net positive energy office development.
sustainability guide

REMI Network

IFMA updates sustainability guide on green cleaning

IFMA's updated sustainability guide examines green cleaning from a facility management perspective.
synthetic grass

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

A healthy case for maintaining synthetic grass

New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
The Plant

CondoBusiness

Toronto project introduces residential agri-tecture

Curated Properties and Windmill Developments have teamed up to introduce residential agri-tecture to their newest project, The Plant.
Green Squared

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Green Squared recommended for federal purchasing

Green Squared has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing.