More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.
STM Stinson Transport Centre, the first bus depot in Canada to earn LEED Gold certification, boasts sustainable cladding that improves air quality.
Five tenants piloted a new green certification program, BOMA Canada's Sustainable Workplaces, ahead of its recent roll out.
Opportunities to transform existing buildings into more energy efficient assets arise when forming a capital plan and thinking long-term.
The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
Many properties continue to fail in frequently monitoring their utility and energy consumption outside of the reporting scopes of building certifications.
Sustainable leaders in the industry are encouraging municipalities and building owners to grapple with climate change and protect the value of assets.
The Recycling Council of Ontario’s first commercial, industrial and institutional waste performance benchmarking study has been released, revealing an immediate need for industry-wide improvement, with
Climate change is no longer a debatable, foggy topic, but rather a flurry of factual evidence, synchronized with environmental and cultural discourse around the globe.
At one time or another, facility managers have all sought to find efficiencies, or to improve tenant experience or to correct a recurring problem in
The first step in a green cleaning program is often to switch from traditional to green cleaning chemicals. What facility managers may not realize is
Recent findings of infected mosquitos should remind property owners to implement protective measures against the spread of West Nile virus. Even as summer ends and
Maintaining a building like the Royal Ontario Museum is not easy. Facility managers must balance visitor needs with exhibition requirements.
Property managers must balance tenant satisfaction, building operations and sustainability trends when monitoring indoor air quality.
Hotel renovations are essential for staying competitive. But management must balance guest facing upgrades with non-guest facing improvements.
Solar power generation is a green way to reduce energy costs. But there are pros and cons of solar panels when it comes to apartment buildings.