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DSM programs provide a stable, cost-effective path to decarbonization

Category: Facility Services

As society transitions to clean energy, and the demand for electric power grows, you may observe an increase in monthly operating expenses. As an […]

A systematic approach to road safety is key

Category: Fleet

At Black & McDonald, “Do the job right regardless,” is the first principle stated in our Code of Business. This philosophy applies not only […]

Canada Safe Driving Week is an ideal time to reaffirm our on-road safety commitment

Category: Fleet

Canada’s road network spans almost 900,000 km. Combined, it’s longer than a roundtrip to the Moon and with millions of vehicles travelling our roadways […]

The 5G revolution is coming, but are commercial construction companies ready?

The future of construction is bright for commercial construction companies that can capitalize on the coming 5th generation (5G) of wireless networks. Though the […]

Best practices for making your HVAC systems more efficient—and less costly

Best practices for making your HVAC systems more efficient—and less costly With the heating season in full swing, it’s a great time for facilities […]

Are your facility managers locked out of strategic planning? Here are four keys to open the door

Many executives wrongly perceive Facility Management as a support function with minimal strategic value. As a result, facility managers are often kept out of […]

Four approaches for facility managers to adopt so they keep virtual workplaces viable

Even before COVID-19 struck in the first quarter of 2020, there was a lively debate about the role of virtual offices in facility management. […]

COVID-19 is putting the commercial construction supply chain to the test. Here’s how you can ace it.

If you’ve needed a factory-built new machine or had an appliance break down, you know how the global supply chain for commercial construction companies […]

Four Priority Areas Facilities Management Leaders Should Watch For New Regulatory Compliance

Category: Facility Services

Although there is a high uptake of immunizations as the COVID-19 crisis continues, the situation is still very fluid, which makes it difficult for […]

Reduced Occupancy During the Pandemic Offers Building Owners Opportunities to Generate Savings

As immunization plans unfolded and case counts continue to fluctuate, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on your facilities operations and strategy. […]

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