Sustainability

Canadian energy saving prowess

Canadian Property Management

GRESB reveals Canadian energy saving prowess

Sixteen Canadian organizations accounted for more than 337,000 megawatt-hours or nearly 42 per cent of electricity savings tallied in North America, while 162 GRESB participants in the United States delivered the remainder.
McMaster

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt redesigns McMaster facility

Diamond Schmitt plans to renovate and equip 20,000 square feet within the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre to accommodate engineering facilities.
greener buildings

Canadian Property Management

Greener buildings in a changing marketplace

How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
Joy Condos

CondoBusiness

Toronto’s Joy Condos begins to take shape

Joy Condos is beginning to take shape after breaking ground less than one year ago. The condominium is expected to be completed in 2017.
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.
hygiene

REMI Network

Employees demand hygienic, smart workspaces

Employees are demanding more intelligent and hygienic workplaces, and are more open to connecting devices related to hygiene, states a new report from Tork.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Vancouver developers to pursue zero emissions

The newly adopted plan sets out a two-part strategy to ensure that new buildings are as energy-efficient as possible and, perhaps more contentiously, do not rely on natural gas for space heating and hot water supply.
Cascades

REMI Network

Cascades unveils new sustainable action plan

Cascades has unveiled its four-year Sustainable Development Plan, set to roll out from 2016 to 2020.
environmental performance indicators

Canadian Property Management

Environmental performance indicators surveyed

A companion metric to the Global Real Estate Transparency Index, the Sustainability Transparency Index uses a different scoring system tied to the availability of voluntary or compulsory methods of demonstrating a building's energy and environmental performance.
cleaning technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
sustainability

REMI Network

HOOPP fetes industry with sustainability awards

HOOPP lauded property managers and tenants for excellence in energy performance and environmental sustainability at a ceremony in Vancouver.
cladding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Cladding absorbs pollution at Montreal facility

STM Stinson Transport Centre, the first bus depot in Canada to earn LEED Gold certification, boasts sustainable cladding that improves air quality.
outdoor spaces

REMI Network

Six Toronto schools to green outdoor spaces

Six more schools in downtown Toronto will be greening their outdoor spaces this year, thanks to PortsToronto and the Evergreen's Children's Program.
microbeads

REMI Network

Deb Group eliminates plastic microbeads

Deb Group has announced that its manufacturing process is now 100 per cent free of toxic plastic microbeads in North America.
EcoDistricts

REMI Network

EcoDistricts launches new sustainable framework

EcoDistricts has launched the EcoDistricts Protocol, a process-based framework and performance standard designed to achieve vibrant community outcomes.
soccer stadium

Building Strategies & Sustainability

A look at Montreal’s new soccer stadium design

Architecture firms Saucier + Perrotte and Hughes Condon Marler designed a new FIFA-approved soccer stadium that mirrors the landscape of an old quarry.
remediation

REMI Network

Alberta’s new remediation guidelines in effect

Revisions to Alberta’s soil and groundwater remediation requirements came into effect on May 1, 2016, reports environmental law firm Willms & Shier.