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property managers

Canadian Property Management

Engaging next generation property managers

Complex buildings will require sophisticated property managers who understand how to operate them; however, job awareness and skill development are needed.
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Canadian Property Management

Alberta carbon fees to fund energy efficiency

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.
remove graffiti

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Remove graffiti fast to prevent future tagging

An expert offers tips on how to prevent building vandalism, suggesting the best method is to remove graffiti fast to avoid future tagging.
sustainable

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Proactive sustainable repairs for aging assets

Opportunities to transform existing buildings into more energy efficient assets arise when forming a capital plan and thinking long-term.
Pier 21

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside the transformation of Halifax’s Pier 21

Halifax’s Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has reopened following a $30-million capital and thematic expansion.
energy efficiency

Canadian Apartment Magazine

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.
Macdonald Block

CondoBusiness

How to start an energy-saving campaign

A property manager walks through how condo boards can combat rising utility bills by starting an energy-saving campaign.
NexRev

Building Strategies & Sustainability

$2-billion GHG abatement fund set for 2017-18

The commercial real estate sector is primarily an indirect beneficiary of allocations in the 2016-17 federal budget, but the announcement of a pending $2-billion fund to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could hold more promise.
gender equality

Canadian Property Management

Push for gender equality in CRE industry

The struggle for gender equality in the Canadian workplace is a matter of priority as recent studies reveal a lack of women in corporate leadership roles.
annual general meeting

CondoBusiness

Advertise your annual general meeting

It’s possible to run an annual general meeting in which an informed constituency of condo residents comes forth to participate. Here's how.
excess soil

Building Strategies & Sustainability

The dirt on excess soil

MOECC's excess soil management policy framework, now up for review, seeks to better align the reuse of excess soil with existing waste regulations.
Integrated workplace management systems

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New gen of IWMS targets facilities challenges

A guide to the who, what and why of rolling out the latest generation of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS).
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Canadian Property Management

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
multi-unit

Canadian Apartment Magazine

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.
uvgi technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

UVGI technology emerges in infection control

UVGI technology is emerging as an effective tool in the fight against healthcare-acquired infections in Canadian hospitals.
insulating glass units

CondoBusiness

Maintaining insulating glass units in condos

An engineer explains the life expectancy and maintenance requirements of windows and specifically insulating glass units (IGUs) in condos.
employment standards

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.