Environmental Management

LEED v4 registration

REMI Network

LEED milestones support hope for green buildings

There are now more than 1000 LEED Gold-certified buildings in Canada that make up 38 per cent of all LEED certification in the country.
TD Centre

REMI Network

TD Centre releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Toronto-Dominion Centre’s (TD Centre) fourth annual sustainability report, released this week, shows the complex has surpassed new levels of achievement.
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.
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.
cleaning technology

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.
restructuring

REMI Network

IREM introduces affordable green certification

Due to hundreds of office, retail and multifamily properties unable to achieve LEED certification, IREM has launched an affordable alternative.
ASHRAE

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.
cap-and-trade

REMI Network

Ontario makes headway in cap-and-trade system

Ontario is moving forward with its commitment to a cap-and-trade system through proposed changes to reporting regulations and draft guidelines.
greenest schools

REMI Network

CaGBC names greenest schools in Canada

Hamilton, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta now boast the greenest schools in Canada, with results from CaGBC's second annual competition.
rsz_gresb2

Canadian Property Management

Canadian GRESB results lead the larger pack

Global sustainability benchmark places 2015 Canadian achievement more in line with the top-ranked Australia/New Zealand region than with the 144 U.S. participants.
restructuring

REMI Network

BOMA Canada rebrands BOMA BEST

BOMA Canada has announced an improved and more intuitive BOMA BEST certification brand, available to the public beginning September 21, 2015.
LEED

REMI Network

Canada’s first LEED pilot neighbourhood opens

The Preston Meadows community in Cambridge, Ontario is Canada’s first pilot neighbourhood to be fully certified as a LEED Neighbourhood Development (ND).
Green buildings

Building Strategies & Sustainability

2015 GRESB results plot improved green status

Results for 2015, released Sept. 2, provide an overview of 707 real estate organizations encompassing 61,000 properties worldwide, collectively valued at U.S. $2.3 trillion.
water damage

REMI Network

Ontario steps up plans to protect drinking water

Ontario has stamped approval on more Source Protection Plans in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Region with the aim to protect local drinking water sources.
restrooms

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Water efficiency has flow-through cost savings

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.