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Carleton U steps up health and safety response
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Carleton University has launched a new online tool for reporting and tracking hazards and injuries across campus, more intricately linking health and safety initiatives with facility management.
Scientists develop therapy to combat superbugs
Scientists in Canada have developed a new biocide to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.
New app helps users find and rate clean restrooms 
Cintas Corporation launched a new clean restroom finder app called Got to Go, which allows users to find and rate the cleanliness of restrooms in their vicinity.
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A New Age for Sustainable Projects
To reach Canada’s and Ontario’s environmental commitments, three per cent of existing building stock needs to be renovated every year for the next 33 years. Industry trends point to a renewed focus on sustainability, both to the benefit of owner budgets and tenant comfort. 
Scale build-up weighs on HVAC efficiency
Scale build-up can be present throughout an HVAC system, including in condensers, chillers, cooling towers, boilers, plate exchangers, piping and more. It can occur in any piece of equipment that uses water as a heating or cooling medium and, without proper care, can gradually corrode equipment, putting it out of service.
Environmental protection order issued for neglected gas leak
Alberta issued an environmental protection order against Sears Canada and Concord North Hill GP Ltd, the current owner of the former department store’s North Hill Mall location in Calgary.

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Post-construction cleaning offers fresh start
The debut of a new office is extremely important. A tremendous amount of time, money and effort goes into new builds and remodels, so having them shine, when completed, is critical.
3M names Michael Roman new CEO
Michael F. Roman is the new chief executive officer of 3M, effective July 1, 2018. He succeeds Inge G. Thulin, who will be appointed to executive chairman of the board.
in_the_loop_banner_energy_sus.jpg Mississauga facility achieves zero waste goals
The Toronto distribution centre for Cintas, a business supplies provider, became Canada’s second facility to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification last fall. The 60,000-square-foot Mississauga facility achieved its zero waste goals through innovative vendor partnerships, the dedication of its green team, and complete engagement among its 56 employees, or “partners” as they are referred to within Cintas.
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ICYMI: Options for handling forgotten waste areas
There are now several options that help facility maintenance workers proactively address some of these issues related to cost, customer service, health and safety, property management, flexibility, space management, aesthetics and good neighbour relations. Read More »

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