Shifts in the allocation of Ontario's Global Adjustment will benefit some electricity customers and further burden others, but proactive commercial real estate owners/managers are poised to be among the winners.
Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator was instructed to consult with local distribution companies to develop a pay-for-performance program that could be ready for launch in the fall of 2016.
How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
As outlined in the 2016 Alberta budget, carbon fees will show up differently in the key utilities of electricity and natural gas, creating a blend of transparent and more nebulous new costs.
Yonge Park Plaza will offer the opportunity to own office space within a hotel setting, when the seven-storey glass building begins to rise this year.
A property manager walks through how condo boards can combat rising utility bills by starting an energy-saving campaign.
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.
The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
The significance of green programs is becoming more pertinent in conversations about attracting and retaining tenants and meeting occupant expectations.
Green Standards, a Toronto-based initiative that helps divert used office equipment from the landfill, is helping properties report sustainable efforts.
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.
Increasing operational excellence is even more significant amidst a real estate market with fewer investment opportunities.
Commercial real estate professionals across Canada gathered in Québec City for the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada National Awards gala.
Cooling towers and irrigation add to summertime water demand, while many Canadian municipalities have implemented multi-year annual rate increases to help fund needed upgrades to aging infrastructure.
An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
In the race to move from one building certification level to another, some industry leaders wonder if subscribers of such programs are truly being green.