Achieving a LEED certification for your new construction or retrofit project seems table-stakes these days. Most of us expect to work, learn, and live in buildings that are environmentally sustainable. We assume our buildings will have the latest and most efficient building automation systems in order to maximize energy reductions. We also expect many other current-day sustainability features in and around our workplace. But does LEED give you the greenest building it can be?
The time of cube-farms and corner offices is over. In order to be competitive and attract the brightest talent, businesses need to offer more flexible and modern work spaces. The internet, mobile technologies, and video technologies are un-tethering the workforce from their desk, and allow them to be productive anywhere and anytime. Soon, the majority of our workforce will be the Millennial (1980-1995) and already the first wave of Generation Z (those born after 1995) is ente
The news and impact of the Wannacry ransomware cyber attack took the world by storm. Although it hasn't even been the biggest attack yet, it certainly called for continuous heightened awareness of the destructive impact cyber threats and attacks can have on all business. Sadly, this is the new reality of today's connected and digital world. Subsequently, some professionals in the real estate community argue that it'd be safer not to embrace digitization of our built environme
Over the past few weeks I have had the good fortune to spend a lot of time with teachers and administrators of schools and school boards around the province (including my recent keynote to OPSOA). I've been passionate about the critical role educators play in helping us shape our Innovation Economy and preparing our future workforce for a digital world. The business leaders that I engage with daily all recognize that their organizations will be disrupted. Consequently, they a
This article was exclusive written for the Ontario Planning Journal (Ontario Professional Planners Institute), May/June 2017 (page 3) We are living during the fourth industrial revolution. Thanks to advances in digital technology, our physical and virtual worlds are converging, creating new experiences, services, and business models that will forever change how our cities, living spaces and infrastructure are developed. Disruptive technologies Mobile, video, Internet of Thing
This is the 3rd article of a series exclusively written for Manufacturing Automation. This article was originally going to focus on how collaboration solutions – technologies that allow us to connect via voice, messaging and video – are helping manufacturers resolve issues on the plant floor faster and for less money. Then The Future of the Manufacturing Labour Force in Canada report was released and revealed Canadian manufacturers are facing a talent gap of 129,000 skilled w