Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints. Speaking at the inaugural Accessibility Professional Network Conference earlier this fall, an industry advocate and an early adopter of Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification drew parallels between sustainability’s progress and the potential wider commitment to accessibility.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Alberta cracks down on criminal trespass
New concepts of criminal trespass and corporate accountability for unauthorized entry onto a property will soon be enshrined in Alberta law. Bill 27, the Trespass Statutes (Protecting Law-Abiding Property Owners) Amendment Act, awaits royal assent after passing third reading in the provincial legislative assembly last week. Along with measures to discourage spurious lawsuits, the legislation has implications for commercial real estate operators and any organization with potential scofflaws among its employees or members. »READ MORE
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