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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 TRENDING STORIES
1. Inside the Sustainable Workplaces pilot program
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada has launched its new Sustainable Workplaces module, which adds to its recently revamped complement of environmental certifications for commercial real estate. The standardized framework requires tenants to benchmark, monitor and set goals in seven areas that they have some measure of control over: energy, water, waste, e-waste, construction and renovation, procurement practices, business and employee travel and indoor air quality.
 
2. Streamline site plan approval: Ontario architects
The Ontario Association of Architects is renewing its call for a streamlined site plan approval process, citing its impact on the end product: buildings in which people live and work.
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3. Ongoing hurt in downtown Calgary office market
Market analysts project the next office construction cycle should be underway in Calgary sometime around 2032. In the interim, they foresee vacancy rates continuing to climb over the next two years.
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4. A look at Montreal's new soccer stadium
Montreal's FIFA-approved soccer stadium, with jewel-like facades, mirrors the landscape of an old quarry that rests underground.
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5. Q1 shows strengthening industrial space demand
Industrial space continues to command higher rents in western Canada than in markets to the east, but trends look mostly positive for warehousing and manufacturing in Ontario and Quebec.
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