Climate Change

Olympic host cities

REMI Network

Heat shrinks future pool of Olympic host cities

Health researchers project that Calgary and Vancouver will be among just three suitable North American locations to host the Summer Olympics by 2085 due to the risks of outdoor activities in intense heat.
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Canadian Property Management

Industry letter addresses climate framework

Eleven industry organizations have penned an open letter to the Canadian government that includes recommendations for the pan-Canadian climate framework.
HFC phase-down

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to plan for summer floods in Canada

The way to best protect properties from summer flooding is to develop and follow a well-thought out disaster plan, customized to the facility's location.

Canadian Property Management

Ontario unveils electric vehicle charging sites

Two fast food purveyors are the most prominent on the list of 24 public and private sector partners chosen to accommodate 485 new electric vehicle charging stations.

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.
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REMI Network

Ontario targets buildings in climate action plan

Ontario will commit up to $8.3 billion for its five-year climate change action plan, which features 28 key measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Washington D.C.

REMI Network

Climate change adaptation on U.S. code agenda

A special conference hosted by the U.S. White House focused on the role codes and standards could play in bolstering building and infrastructure resilience during and in the aftermath of extreme weather events.

REMI Network

Ontario suggests changes to Greenbelt plans

Ontario is proposing to require municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe to integrate climate change policies into municipal official plans.
Nova Scotia

REMI Network

Nova Scotia on track to beat 2020 GHG target

Greenhouse gas emissions in Nova Scotia are down 17 per cent and on track to beat a 2020 reduction goal of 10 per cent below 1990 levels.
ev charging

REMI Network

500 EV charging stations coming to Ontario

Ontario wants to install about 500 EV charging stations along highways and at workplaces, condos and public spaces starting in 2017.

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.
climate change coalition

REMI Network

Attorneys General form climate change coalition

Attorneys General from across the U.S. are taking on the fossil fuel industry and forming a climate change coalition to hold polluters accountable.

REMI Network

Canada’s largest net-zero housing demo ends

Canadian home builders gathered in Ottawa to celebrate their involvement in the country’s largest net-zero energy housing demonstration project.

REMI Network

FCM gets $75 million for low-carbon investments

Canada is expanding the role of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in supporting municipalities to reach resilience and low-carbon objectives.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

BOMA Toronto sets carbon neutral precedent

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Toronto is the world's first BOMA chapter to formally achieve carbon neutral status, but the pioneers are hopeful others will soon join them.
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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.