Park News July 2021

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Health and Safety

KRP recently put out a short survey to tenants to get a better idea of what your plans and concerns are with regards to returning to the office space in the not-so-distant future.  If you’re a tenant and have not had the chance to complete the survey, be sure to check in with your Property Manager to get access.  
We wanted to take this opportunity to assure you that the health and safety measures KRP implemented at the onset of the pandemic remain and will continue to be our best practices:

  • Installed hand sanitizer stations in all common area lobbies 
  • Increased cleaning in common areas with special attention paid to touchpoints such as door handles and glass, elevator buttons and seating areas.  
  • Increased air exchanges in each building
  • Made changes to our HVAC systems to allow for more frequent air filter changes* 

*In simple terms, we’ve increased the percentage of fresh air being introduced to our buildings from an industry standard of about 10% up to 15% as per ASHRAE Standards 62.1 / 62.2 2019.  To complement this, the filters that form part of this systems are also being exchanged more frequently.  While we have a team that personally inspects these systems regularly, all of our HVAC and water systems have automated controls and monitoring to insure nothing is getting missed.  Feel free to reach out to your Property Manager if you’d like to get more technical details on the information above.  

We’ve also created Back-to-Work guidelines for you to reference when it comes to health and safety in the Parks.  Although we’re in the process of updating these guidelines to reflect the latest science (stay tuned!), these guides are still a great starting point worth referencing.  Check them out on our website.  

In the News

Ontario has announced that July 16 marked the beginning of Step 3 in the re-open Ontario process.  If you’re planning an event, whether indoors or out, be sure comply with any restrictions that may apply.  

The speakers are lined up and the dates are set – TedxKANATA will take place August 5,12, 19 and 26 following the theme ‘adapt’ this year.  

Telus is hosting a webinar July 28 THE MODERN WORKPLACE: SECURITY THE PATH TO HYBRID WORK as they explore how to secure a hybrid workforce with strategies to protect your business from cyberattack.  

The City of Ottawa is looking to add a new Kanata North recreational trail, extending the already extensive network of trails in the area.  

The Marshes Golf Course is open and booking tee times for the summer.  Not a golfer?  Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining at the Ironstone Grill with beautiful view across the course to the Gatineau Hills.  

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