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Network innovation delivers smarter buildings
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Global technology trends, such as the desire for mobility and the use of apps for personal control, have pushed a new network innovation to market, one that is expected to improve building efficiency, reduce energy costs and create a better working experience for maintenance and cleaning staff, along with other facility occupants. 
Selecting lighting for hazardous conditions
Explosion-proof fixtures are a safety requirement in industrial and storage facilities where flammable gases and vapours, combustible dust or ignitable fibres may be present in the atmosphere. 
NS acessibility legislation gets more scrutiny
The Nova Scotia government is seeking more input on its proposed accessibility legislation after negative feedback on the version tabled in the provincial legislature last fall.  
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8 Winter Maintenance Tips
Canadian winters are no walk in the park. This time of year can be hard to predict—and hard on buildings. But there are some steps facility managers can take to guard against the potential damages of extreme weather. With prevention in mind, here are some winter maintenance tips. 
 
Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance
According to a report released by the Toronto Public Health Department, from 2006 to 2015, 30,000 people in Toronto went to an emergency room as a result of a slip-and-fall accident due to ice and snow on walkways. Facilities can help manage these accidents by having a ice melt and snow removal program in place.  
Ontario enacts energy and water reporting regulation for big buildings
A provincial regulation has now been enacted to help large buildings cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Ontario invests in repairs at children and youth centres 
Ontario is supporting more than 140 facility upgrades and repair projects to help provide better care for children, youth and families. 
CFS Corp: A Shining Standard
CFS Corp., a commercial contract cleaning company that serves the Greater Toronto Area, is a strong proponent of daytime cleaning, which is one way to raise awareness of and appreciation for janitorial work.  
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The Canada Green Building Council’s new Vancouver office is the first commercial project to earn LEED v4 Platinum certification in the country. Some key steps in the process involved ensuring 80 per cent of workstation furniture was from reused, refurbished or recycled sources, and using VOC-absorbing gypsum and other low-VOC products to maximize indoor air quality. 
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ICYMI: Rogers Place scores green, sets stadium standard
Initiatives related to waste management, green cleaning and energy use are rolling out in the new home of the Edmonton Oilers. The more than one million-square-foot facility has been targeting LEED Silver as it anchors a major revitalization of downtown Edmonton.
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