Building Systems

greener buildings

Greener buildings in a changing marketplace

How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
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Canada advances HFC phase-down

Impending environmental regulations will push the Canadian and American real estate industries toward cooling and insulation options with lower global warming potential.
WELL

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
maintenance

How to maximize a building system’s life cycle

The longevity of a building system depends on many factors, but a preventative maintenance program is a key step in prolonging the equipment's life cycle.
building envelope

A window into better building envelopes

The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
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Energy-efficient glass in the “battle for the wall”

Since the introduction of legislation, like the Ontario Building Code’s SB-10 supplementary standard for large buildings and the B.C. Clean Energy Act, what once was
REMI

Skylights a cost-effective way to save energy

Daylighting a commercial building with a well-designed skylight system is a cost-effective way to save on energy ...
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Five ways to reduce HVAC system costs

Through a combination of smart purchasing, maintenance programs and strategic planning, building managers ...
REMI

Raise the roof

A roof that lasts longer is usually more sustainable since less waste is generated through the removal of an additional roof.
REMI

Recommissioning finds qualitative quick fixes

Recommissioning focuses on right-sizing a building’s mechanical and electrical systems and their operation for today’s conditions.
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Energy audits

An energy audit is the logical first step in helping to reduce a facility’s utility costs and carbon footprint, and justify capital expenditures. Here are 10 things every building manager should know before embarking on an energy audit.
REMI

Building automation can save energy

Energy efficiency in highrise multi-residential buildings can be achieved through a variety of retrofits. However, one method that is often overlooked is ...
REMI

Utilizing site-recovered energy

Many commercial building owners are turning to energy recovery ventilation technology that recovers energy on-site and reuses it to reduce the demand ...
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High-performance building approach to condos

In recent years, environmental regulations, new innovations and higher energy costs have raised the bar on green buildings and provided economic incentives ...
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Horticultural practices for green roofs

When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.
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Water efficiency for commercial properties

Water efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings are typically identified by conducting a water usage audit. Efficiency measures include ...