Building Systems

TDSB

TDSB faces $3.4-billion renewal needs backlog

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
technology trends

Eight technology trends that could impact CRE

Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
fibre optic

Fibre-optic internet shifts real estate industry

Buildings with access to fibre optic office space have a competitive advantage compared to assets without this amenity.
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.
earth tubes

Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
new-emergency-BOMA-alert-program-launched

New emergency BOMA Alert program

With recent news about extreme weather conditions, terrorist activities, the always present earthquake threat and other disasters, it was only natural that the Building Owners
energy consumption

A race against energy consumption

Over the past four years, about 69 million square feet of Toronto’s office stock participated in an ambitious challenge to lower energy usage in buildings.
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.
Building_Technology

Real estate reaps smart technology paybacks

Real estate owners/managers point to the efficiencies and savings that can come with real-time monitoring and operational responses, which also support asset value and competitiveness in the marketplace.
Water

Change to Toronto sewers bylaw on tap for Jan. 1

One of two sewers bylaw changes that are expected to trickle down to building owners and managers is on tap for the New Year.
build out

Tips for managing a successful build-out process

Defining a project’s priorities and early planning can help mitigate issues related to the build-out process.
Race to Reduce

Race to Reduce reveals trailblazing results

CivicAction’s Race to Reduce, one of the largest smart energy office challenges in the world, honoured its top performers and revealed its stunning results.
public safety network

Public safety network has spectrum but no funds

Canadian proponents have few committed resources to kick-start the proposed high-speed mobile public safety broadband network, whereas their American counterparts have been promised USD $7 billion (CAD $9.24 billion).
surveillance

Mobile surveillance for commercial properties

Mobile monitoring apps have made property surveillance more flexible than ever before, helping to increase tenant satisfaction and protect property value.
International Year of Light

International Year of Light radiates potential

UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light to shine a beacon on scientific achievements, reflect on possibilities and promote a spectrum of related economic and sustainable development objectives
business continuity

Business continuity to curtail water damage

Disaster recovery contractors are able to minimize fire and water damage if property managers have organized a clearly defined decision making process.
Utility-Costs

Five ways to curb utility costs in condominiums

Coming changes in Ontario are cause for condo corporations to curb their utility costs. An expert shares how, pointing to five energy efficiency retrofits.