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Trends in high-pressure laminate surfacing
In the interior design industry, high pressure laminate (HPL) is a practical yet stylish surfacing material. A back-to-basics trend is to bring the outside in. Recent wood-look laminates appear natural and untouched, not overly rustic.
UBC using Wi-Fi data to save building energy
A University of British Columbia engineer has come up with a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of people in a building and adjust its ventilation accordingly, allowing for energy savings without sacrificing air quality.
Shared-use facility slated for Dufferin and Lawrence
Villa Charities Inc. and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) have unveiled updated designs and a 3D model for the new shared-use facility for the Columbus Centre/Villa Charities and Dante Alighieri Academy Redevelopment.
Before Disaster Strikes
The problem with emergencies is that they happen when you least expect them. Pipes burst, equipment malfunctions, Mother Nature unleashes random acts of extreme weather. What does all this mean for property management professionals? It means, simply, that if you own or manage a property or facility, you’d better be prepared.
Milton District Hospital meets substantial completion
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) has achieved substantial completion on Milton District Hospital’s expansion project.
Humber River Hospital certified LEED Gold
Humber River Hospital recently achieved LEED Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

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Green buildings contribute to productivity: research
Recent research done in collaboration between the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) found that green buildings have a positive impact on the productivity of the employees working within them.
Quebec communities get funding for sports facilities
The governments of Canada and Quebec are jointly funding a new sports complex in the town of Val-d’Or and the renovation of sports facilities in the towns of Saint-Felix-de-Dalquier and Sainte-Germaine.
How to prolong the lifespan of lighting systems
Along with the energy savings that an efficient lighting technology such as LED offers, facilities are also realizing cost savings by prolonging their lighting system through best practices.

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory
The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto, opened last fall. There, 200 team members and growing develop digital products rapidly with input from customers.
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