Retrofit

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Canadian Facility Management & Design

CPVC Fire Sprinkler Retrofits can Save Buildings

Fire sprinkler retrofits can minimize damage and save lives when upgrading older buildings that may have once been up to fire code, but are now outdated.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Four lessons in communication for FMs

Skillful communication is critical to success in a variety of FM activities. Here are four lessons gleaned from experts at a recent IFMA Toronto event.
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CondoBusiness

Five ways to curb utility costs in condominiums

Coming changes in Ontario are cause for condo corporations to curb their utility costs. An expert shares how, pointing to five energy efficiency retrofits.
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REMI Network

ASHRAE and IES revise standard for EB retrofits

To achieve better energy efficiency, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) have revised a standard, creating a more detailed description of procedures for the
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Canadian Property Management

Fire safety fundamentals for seniors’ homes

The Quebec government has moved quickly to mandate sprinklers in seniors' homes following recommendations from Coroner Cyrille Delâge.
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Canadian Property Management

Lights, cameras, repurpose

Although many of Toronto's historic theatres have closed, a significant number have new lives as party venues, retail stores and even fitness centres.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Measuring success in sustainability initiatives

Whether they are property owners or tenants, many organizations are taking steps to green their commercial real estate. What fewer organizations are doing is measuring
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s ongoing expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre was once the largest mall in the world . After four upgrades in the last 10 years, it is about to undergo another expansion.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Repositioning a property

This video report looks at how retrofitting a property can increase occupancy, rents and asset value. Commentators: Mark Kenney of CAPREIT and Steven Gross of Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP.
REMI

CondoBusiness

Incentive rebates for retrofits

What incentive rebates are available for common area retrofit projects? Provident Energy Management's Jennifer Young weighs in.
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Canadian Property Management

Solar solutions

Waste heat recovery is an exciting renewable energy technology. Waste heat recovery units add to the efficiency of building energy needs ...
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

LED lighting retrofit

To get the greatest value out of a LED lighting retrofit, ask about a manufacturer’s product testing, quality control and sustainability practices.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

The worry-free way to energy retrofits

An energy performance contract is an agreement between a building owner and an energy service company (ESCO) whereby the ESCO takes full responsibility for identifying, financing, implementing, commissioning ...
REMI

CondoBusiness

Building automation can save energy

Energy efficiency in highrise multi-residential buildings can be achieved through a variety of retrofits. However, one method that is often overlooked is ...
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

The new landscape of energy conservation

The Ontario Power Authority has introduced a number of new conservation programs to help consumers and businesses save money, better manage their electricity use, reduce their impact on the environment and help ensure the province has ...
REMI

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Financing green initiatives

Recently, CMHC expanded its energy efficiency program features, increasing the maximum amount of its premium rebate from 10 to 15 per cent. The new program also allows for greater flexibility in underwriting, providing higher ...
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Saying goodbye to T12 fluorescents

Since the first Canadian energy efficiency regulation that phased out a handful of inefficient general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL) was introduced in 1995, there has been steady progress in the availability of more efficient lighting solutions ...