Sustainability

sustainable workplaces

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside the Sustainable Workplaces program pilot

Five tenants piloted a new green certification program, BOMA Canada's Sustainable Workplaces, ahead of its recent roll out.
line painting

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Line paint fades faster under new regs

In recent years, property owners and managers may have noticed that the line paint in their parking lots is fading more quickly.
biophilic design

Building Strategies & Sustainability

What biophilic design does for workspaces

From green roofs and living walls there is an increasing need for biophilic design in buildings in relation to wellbeing, according to recent studies support this notion.
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.
environment

REMI Network

Canada fails on environment report card

Canada has earned a “D” grade on environmental performance compared to its international peers, and emits some of the highest levels of greenhouse gases.
BOMA BEST

REMI Network

BOMA launches new sustainable certification

BOMA Canada has launched BOMA BEST Sustainable Workplaces to help buildings improve key performance indicators.
heritage

REMI Network

Heritage-designated school earns LEED Gold

An elementary school in North Vancouver recently completed a historical restoration that earned LEED Gold certification.
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.
sustainable

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Proactive sustainable repairs for aging assets

Opportunities to transform existing buildings into more energy efficient assets arise when forming a capital plan and thinking long-term.
water

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Water efficiency gains high-performance profile

ASHRAE considers some tweaks to the standard for high-performance green building design at its 10-year milestone.
Shigeru Ban

REMI Network

Vancouver building to be Shigeru Ban’s tallest

Pritzker Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban is planning to design his tallest structure ever for Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood.
EcoDistricts

REMI Network

Morguard releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Measurable reductions in energy, water and waste are a highlight of Morguard's recent 2015 Sustainability Report.
flood mitigation

REMI Network

B.C. flood mitigation project gets $24.9 mill

B.C. is investing $16.6 million for flood mitigation in the high-risk city of Richmond to upgrade various pump stations.
campus infrastructure

Canadian Facility Management & Design

$2-bil to flow to campus infrastructure projects

The federal government has committed $2-billion over three years, starting in 2016, to campus infrastructure projects.
cement

REMI Network

Cement Association of Canada registers 1st EPD

CSA Group has announced the registration of its first environmental product declaration (EPD) by the Cement Association of Canada.
net-zero

REMI Network

Canada’s largest net-zero housing demo ends

Canadian home builders gathered in Ottawa to celebrate their involvement in the country’s largest net-zero energy housing demonstration project.
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.