Conservation

A variety of low, medium and high rise social housing types in north London, England.High rise apartments tower over local authority housing and flats amidst a splash of green trees. The tower blocks are lit by the evening sun against a backdrop of ominous black storm clouds

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Tenant blowback hits heat recovery ventilation

Recent data analysis from the United Kingdom's Building Performance Evaluation program questions the suitability of some types of energy-saving technology for affordable housing projects.
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.
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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.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Ont private sector readies for energy reporting

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Green Energy Act signal the government's intention to mandate reporting of energy and water consumption in privately owned buildings.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

U.S. reps waylay energy performance standards

Newly passed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would enable a pullback on energy performance standards and thwart energy-saving initiatives with a payback period longer than 10 years.
Six global parks up for Urban Open Space award

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Buildings Day to herald global climate Alliance

A new climate action alliance will tackle buildings-related sources that currently account for more than 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Smart grid enables electricity demand response

Through a soon-to-be-launched demand response (DR) pilot program, Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) will assess the potential for reducing energy loads during periods of peak demand.
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REMI Network

WWF Canada applaudes Bentall Kennedy

WWF-Canada's Living Planet @ Work (LP@W) program recently honoured Bentall Kennedy (Canada) as Company of the Year for the second year in a row.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

BOMA calls for fairness in energy reporting

BOMA Toronto supports energy reporting and benchmarking, but stresses that it must be premised on encouraging continuous improvement rather than shaming weaker performers.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

LEED v4 users lag ahead of new deadline

LEED registrants appear to be taking full advantage of the deadline extension before the more rigorous version 4 of the certification program becomes mandatory.
BOMA BEST

REMI Network

BOMA BEST 3.0 questionnaire in development

Following the recent news of a more improved BOMA BEST brand coming to market, comes the announcement of a new questionnaire called BOMA BEST 3.0.
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.
U.K. heating costs

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Shoddy insulation adds to U.K. heating costs

Energy efficiency proponents calculate that dilapidated, poorly insulated dwellings add extra and unnecessary annual energy costs for a majority of householders in the United Kingdom.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Sub-par energy efficiency scores are U.S. norm

Massachusetts and California topped the 2015 rankings, in which 40 U.S. states scored less than half of the 50 available points awarded for energy efficiency initiatives.
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REMI Network

New ASHRAE guide addresses cold climates

ASHRAE has recently published its “Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide,” to help designers face particular challenges of buildings in colder locales.
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REMI Network

Toronto’s TD Centre achieves LEED Platinum

The TD Centre in Toronto has earned LEED Platinum certification for all of its six towers.
Green Buildings

REMI Network

Brampton, Ont. celebrates first LEED facility

Brampton, Ontario is celebrating its first LEED facility. DHL, a global logistics company, has achieved the designation at its DHL Express Headquarters.