Technology

emergency response

Mass notification systems in high-rise buildings

When an emergency situation arises in a multi-residential setting, things can turn chaotic fast. To prevent this chaos, all residents, visitors and staff need to know what to do and how to react immediately. The most effective way to accomplish this is with customized, real-time mass notification systems.
energy efficiency

Energy efficiency from the ground up

Energy efficiency is more than just buzz—it's the future of the rental property industry. From older buildings getting retrofits to newer builds being outfitted with the latest technologies, it's either go green or get left behind.
multi-unit

Cogeneration sparks apartment sector interest

Cogeneration in Canada is no longer just for hospitals and industrial facilities—multi-residential property owners are beginning to take note of this energy savings technology, too.
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Modular apartments offer modern solutions

Modular apartments are gaining traction among building owners and tenants in cities across North America.
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Pool resurfacing system making a splash

Owning and maintaining an apartment pool in Canada can be extremely costly due to damage caused by our climate and the harsh mix of chemicals needed to make the water safe for swimmers. Overtime, pool resurfacing is a reality all property managers and owners must face.
Social Media

Communicating green building plans to tenants

Talking to tenants and using social media are useful strategies to get occupants working toward the same energy-efficient green building plans.
Solar panels

Pros and cons of solar panels on apartments

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.
Laundry

The future of multi-res laundry facilities

New developments in washers and dryers means that multi-residential laundry facilities can minimize energy usage and maximize profits.
data

Creating a data governance policy

Here are four steps to help a company manage its data assets.
Mobile apps

Using mobile technology as a marketing tool

Providing tenants with instant information on their smartphones can give a property a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and enable savvy property managers to maximize their time and measure their results.
electric_vehicle

Electric cars have developers charged up

As electric vehicles become more popular, the building industry is starting to look at how it can accommodate ...
solar

Capitalizing on solar’s gain

The process of adding solar panels to a building's roof or adjacent land can be made much simpler and less expensive than what is probably thought.
smartphone

Gaining ‘app’titude

Many industry insiders and advocates are now urging building managers and operators to make better use of their smartphones.
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Solar solutions

Waste heat recovery is an exciting renewable energy technology. Waste heat recovery units add to the efficiency of building energy needs ...
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Blue-collar bluetooth blend

Hands-on tasks increasingly involve touch screens and an associated learning curve for many employees who joined the workforce in the analog age. This can be particularly true for commercial building operators and residential superintendents ...
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Intellectual properties

Building automation systems enable buildings to generate limitless data and information on nearly every aspect of a building and then share it among systems to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire facility.
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New smartphone app prevents fraud

Scam Detector is a free smartphone application that exposes in detail more than 550 of the world’s most notorious scams. The company behind the app also updates it regularly with the newest scams.