Rebecca Melnyk

virtual reality

Canadian Property Management

Virtual reality emerges in commercial sector

Office marketing tools of the future will immerse users in new or non-existent environments, offering them the chance to virtually control a presale asset.
climate change

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Summit emboldens climate change fight

Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.
business

Canadian Property Management

Sustainable leaders rethink the ‘chase for points’

In the race to move from one building certification level to another, some industry leaders wonder if subscribers of such programs are truly being green.
suburban assets

Building Strategies & Sustainability

What motivates the greening of suburban assets

While sustainable real estate means thinking outside downtown cores, experts stress the necessary models required to support these suburban assets.
Mixed-use buildings create better neighbourhoods

Canadian Property Management

Mixed-use positions better neighbourhoods

With the rise of mixed-use developments comes the opportunity to create sustainable structures that enhance surrounding neighbourhoods.
PortsToronto

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Why Toronto needs green space networks

Green space in Toronto isn’t expanding at the same rate as new development. In response, a new study asks us to shift our focus and see parks as networks.
Green City

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Climate change spurs business opportunity

Tucked into the back of the Metro Convention Centre at Toronto’s Green Living Show on March 27, 2015, a group of scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs
Double exposure girl city. Student using digital tablet pad

Building Strategies & Sustainability

How next gen FM’s will help save the planet

Climate change is no longer a debatable, foggy topic, but rather a flurry of factual evidence, synchronized with environmental and cultural discourse around the globe.
Calstone-stormwater

Building Strategies & Sustainability

GTA site showcases stormwater management

About fifteen years ago, Jim Ecclestone found an old, 2000-gallon stainless steel water tank lying in a farmer’s field. The president and chief executive officer
ASHRAE engineering scholarships

Canadian Property Management

The mechanics of meeting tenant expectations

Ryan McAskile, senior vice-president and manager at DTZ in Mississauga, spent years in the brokerage business, advising clients on rental rates and where to lease.
low-carbon

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Markham’s energy-focused Buttonville project

A couple years from now, construction workers will put shovels to ground as they build a whole new urban community on what was once a
Blachtford_rendering

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Edmonton’s ‘world-class’ sustainable agenda

Once the first licensed airfield in Canada, workers at the Blatchford development site in Edmonton, Alberta are now prepping the ground for what is hoped
soil_bluesky

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Next steps in sustainable soil management

Since the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) introduced a web-based soil-matching service last year, responding to the need for sustainable dig and
Downtown Kitchener

Canadian Property Management

The strategy behind Kitchener’s revitalization

About 15 years ago, the streets of downtown Kitchener, Ont. were full of abandoned factories, decaying buildings and empty parking lots. The Canadian dollar was
small skyscrapers

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy-efficient glass in the “battle for the wall”

Since the introduction of legislation, like the Ontario Building Code’s SB-10 supplementary standard for large buildings and the B.C. Clean Energy Act, what once was
Businessman in wheelchair

Canadian Property Management

Compliance with AODA lessens liability risk

Many of Ontario’s building owners and managers are now struggling to decipher requirements for barrier-free access in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), under the Accessibility
energy data

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy reporting right on the Green Button

With energy reporting initiative Green Button currently being rolled out in Ontario, property managers and building owners are a step closer to better managing their