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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 membership.


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For Hallmark Housekeeping Services Inc., going “above and beyond” means more than exceeding day-to-day expectations.  »READ MORE

Friendlier CHP environmental approvals welcome

It’s still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power (CHP) systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government’s recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector. »READ MORE

IAQ standards dissect freshness of outdoor air

Newly released updates to the ASHRAE standards for ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial and residential buildings underscore that outdoor air is not necessarily synonymous with freshness. Guidance related to natural ventilation, particulate filtration and compartmentalization of multi-residential HVAC systems is prominent in the list of identified “significant changes” compared to the 2016 version of the standards. »READ MORE

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