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UBC library facility takes a page from Harvard
The University of British Columbia (UBC) has taken a page from Harvard with its Library Preservations and Archives (Library PARC). The new facility uses a model that extends the shelf life of books from 30 years in a typical collections environment to 300 years in a low-humidity, low-temperature environment.
IFMA and RICS team up to unify FM profession
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have launched a landmark collaboration to transform the global facility management (FM) industry.
Canada Prompt Payment Act introduced
Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, was introduced by Senator Don Plett at second reading in the Senate to ensure that contractors and sub-contractors working on federal government construction work are paid regularly and in a timely manner.
When cheap gets expensive
The easiest and least expensive course of action in the short term often ends up being the costliest one. Putting off preventative maintenance when it comes to heating and cooling equipment is no exception.
BOMA launches new sustainable certification
BOMA Canada has launched BOMA BEST Sustainable Workplaces to help buildings improve key performance indicators.
Ontario to invest $27-mil in OCAD U expansion
Ontario is investing $27 million to support the expansion and modernization of OCAD University’s campus, located along McCaul and Duncan Streets, in downtown Toronto.

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LEED milestones offer 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, according to the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC).
Heritage-designated school earns LEED Gold
An elementary school in North Vancouver recently completed a historical restoration that earned LEED Gold certification.

Aging facilities face increased pest pressure
While all buildings need protection against potential pests, older buildings can face increased pest pressures and unique challenges if left unprepared.
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