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Wellness programs down, overtime work up
Some employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the second annual Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index.
Ontario targets buildings in climate action plan
Ontario will commit up to $8.3 billion for its five-year climate change action plan, which features 28 key measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will ultimately grow a workforce for the low-carbon buildings sector.
ASHRAE and AFE to promote shared interests
ASHRAE and the Association of Facilities Engineering (AFE) have signed a memorandum of understanding that summarizes ways in which the two organizations can work together to promote their shared interests.
 
Advancing Light
Whether it’s for safety, function or aesthetics, lighting has a big impact on how a property looks and operates. Recent advances in technology have allowed for enhanced lightning solutions that are both energy efficient and affordable.
 
CPVC Fire Sprinkler Retrofits Can Save Buildings
Fire sprinkler retrofits can minimize building damage and save lives, particularly when upgrading older buildings that are now outdated. It is easier than ever to meet newly updated safety codes and ordinances and provide a more reliable and cost-effective solution.
Safety inspectors target fall hazards at work
Falls are the primary cause of construction worker injuries and deaths in Ontario, from low-rise and high-rise new builds and renovation projects to retail and industrial establishments.
Security breaches caused by human error: survey
According to the results of the sixth annual Shred-it ‎Security‬ Tracker Survey, most Canadian businesses believe human error poses the greatest risk to their information security systems.

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OAA honours surprise recipients at awards gala
At the Ontario Association of Architects' recently-held Celebration of Excellence Awards, three surprise awards were presented during the gala: the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, the Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award, and the People’s Choice award.
Data to enable informed discussion of diversity
An exploration of the Canadian real estate industry’s demographics and attitudes to diversity is now underway, beginning with data collection. Beginning last week, approximately 12,000 real estate professionals were asked to confidentially share information about themselves and their workplaces. Responses will be collected via digital survey until June 30.



Lab facility demos energy-saving 'earth tubes'
The new LEED Gold building at the University of Toronto Scarborough showcases science with tubes that help stabilize indoor air temperature while saving energy.
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