Programs & Incentives

CDM incentives for portfolios

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario readying CDM incentives for portfolios

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.
greener buildings

Canadian Property Management

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.
workplace transformation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
cleaning technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
in-ground irrigation system

CondoBusiness

An untapped source of water savings?

Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
OntarioGovernment

Canadian Property Management

Ont government snubs commercial real estate

Commercial real estate operators have been largely excluded from incentives outlined in the newly released Climate Change Action Plan, even though they'll soon be absorbing the flow-through cost of carbon emission allowances in natural gas prices.
CO2 with earth globe.

Canadian Property Management

Complex alternative to carbon tax questioned

Commercial and multi-residential real estate owners will catch a significant share of the fallout from Ontario's pending cap-and-trade system, but a projected natural gas price increase in the range of $0.84 to $1.05 per gigajoule is lower than carbon tax rates in British Columbia or Alberta.
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.
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.
BRE Innovation Park

Building Strategies & Sustainability

BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainability

The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
environmental performance indicators

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Industry inspired to lead low carbon revolution

Commercial real estate has the potential to create jobs and wealth if new technology infrastructure investment is prioritized.
Waste-Free Ontario Act

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Designing for better waste management

A building's design influences the operational efficiency waste collection programs, the cost of servicing the programs and diversion rates.
energy consumption

Canadian Property Management

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.
BOMA BEST 3.0

Canadian Property Management

Managing occupant expectations

The significance of green programs is becoming more pertinent in conversations about attracting and retaining tenants and meeting occupant expectations.
WELL Building Standard

Building Strategies & Sustainability

WELL Building Standard poised to accelerate

Further refinement of the WELL Building Standard is expected as a plethora of studies point to the growing concern for health and wellness.
Canada's Greenest Employers

Canadian Property Management

Office properties set high ‘Green Standards’

Green Standards, a Toronto-based initiative that helps divert used office equipment from the landfill, is helping properties report sustainable efforts.
Race to Reduce

Canadian Property Management

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.