Sustainability

digital Earth Day 2020 focuses on individual actions for collective change

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Individual actions drive digital Earth Day 2020

This year’s 50th anniversary event is already in progress, in homes and online, as organizers launched 22 days of daily challenges for promoting climate change resilience on April 1.
Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

Canadian Property Management

Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

While climate change may have slipped somewhat from people’s consciousness and priorities right now, it’s noteworthy that the pandemic and climate crises are both problems of exponential growth against a limited capacity to cope.
Manitoba pledges funds for brownfield cleanup

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Brownfield cleanup in Manitoba’s green spending

The funding was announced as part of a $150-million package of green initiatives aligned with Manitoba's climate change strategy.
pesticide classification scale allows users to make risk comparisons

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Pesticide classification scale scopes out risk

Researchers applied a range of filtering criteria to categorize 659 pesticides as highly hazardous, high-risk or lower risk, and support comparisons of risks posed to human and environmental health.
real estate companies are a small fraction of low-carbon earners in this year's Clean200

Canadian Property Management

Low-carbon earners scarce in listed real estate

Technically, three real estate entities are ranked in the 2020 Clean200 list of publicly traded companies, but just two of them have conventional commercial real estate portfolios.
Industrial-retail seesaw

Canadian Property Management

Industrial-retail seesaw in play for investors

A 6.65 per cent average total return on the Canada Property Index's 2,723 directly held standing assets, scattered across eight major markets, cloaks significant variances between property sectors and from market to market.
renewable energy consumption

REMI Network

Renewable energy consumption lags 2020 targets

Germany, the UK, Sweden and Spain all draw on renewable sources for more than 10 per cent of consumption. From there, the prominence of renewable supply declines significantly.
sustainability fund

Canadian Property Management

Sustainability fund carries lasting values

The IREM Foundation fund will carry Elaina Tattersdale's name, paying tribute to her memory and commitment to commercial real estate operations that respect the environment and well-being of building occupants.
New Sudbury Centre

REMI Network

New Sudbury Centre lauded for sustainable operations

New Sudbury Centre, the largest shopping centre in Northern Ontario, was recently celebrated for its many sustainable achievements.
REALPAC answers call for a real estate sector cultural influencer

Canadian Property Management

Oxford Properties a USGBC leadership honouree

The awards are bestowed to individuals and organizations that have advanced sustainable principles and practices in design, management, operations and community building, while serving as role models and resources for their peers.
clean capitalism

Canadian Property Management

Clean capitalism delivers added client value

Anna Murray, Ailey Roberts and Puninda Thind of BentallGreenOak's sustainability team have been named to the Canada Clean50 for 2020.
ASHRAE LowDown Showdown

Design Quarterly

ASHRAE LowDown Showdown models resilience

Designs for a hypothetical new 90,000-square-foot City Hall in San Diego, California, were evaluated for energy performance, innovation and the collaborative effectiveness of team members.
climate change procrastinators

Canadian Property Management

Climate change procrastinators urged to act

The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
multifamily assets

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily assets round out Canadian GRESB data

Among global regions, Australia/New Zealand once again attained this year's top average score, but reports no asset-level energy intensity or building certification data for multifamily properties.
GRESB

Canadian Property Management

GRESB gets lift from ESG tailwind

Major Canadian players figure among both GRESB investor members with full access to the data and the larger complement of management members that report and are benchmarked through the real estate assessment.
HFC prohibition dates

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Quebec’s HFC prohibition dates called untimely

Proposed revisions to Quebec's halocarbon regulation could sideline some commonly used refrigerants before alternatives with lower global warming potential can feasibly be in place.
Canadian health care

Canadian Property Management

Canadian health care delivers climate champions

More than 190 health care organizations collectively represent 17,500 hospitals and related facilities in 28 countries that have signed on to the global effort to improve the sector's resiliency and reduce its environmental footprint.