February 19, 2021
One of the criteria for a certified compostable product is that it must be fully composted within 90 days. Depending on the origin, compostable waste generated will go to one of two type of composting streams described herein.
New Boilers or Retrofits?
September 18, 2018
First Canadian Centre building was completed in 1982 and was the tallest building in Calgary at the time. By the year 2009 the two low-pressure boilers were almost 30 years old and an upgrade was needed to increase building efficiencies.
Smart Property Management: Using Internet of Things (IOT) to Save Time and Money
June 18, 2018
Many BOMA Calgary members are now well acquainted with the challenges of implementing a food and yard waste diversion program to be compliant with the City of Calgary Food and Yard Waste Bylaw which came into effect November 1, 2017.
December 2017 – Alberta Utility Market Updates: Certainty? Certainly not!
December 12, 2017
This article is an update to EPL’s publication from February 2017 on Alberta’s utility market updates and carbon levy details, found here. Since last year, the Alberta government has implemented the carbon tax, the provincial Climate Leadership Plan, and changes to the power market.
BOMA BEST Environmental Corner – Hines Does Bees
October 03, 2017
Calgary’s commercial buildings and the professionals that manage them are always coming up with innovative ideas – however we don’t talk enough about it! BOMA Calgary’s EH&S Committee is setting out to change that by producing articles that highlight the new and innovative ideas members are working on.
Brookfield's Creative Binder Recycling Project
April 24, 2017
When a tenant moved out, the vacated office was left with a large quantity of binders that the Brookfield team could not find homes for. Rather than throwing them directly into the garbage, The Brookfield team decided to create a team building opportunity for staff to recycle 500 binders!
Food & Yard Waste Bylaw Changes for Businesses & Organizations
April 10, 2017
By the end of this year, no matter where you live or work, Calgarians will have new ways to keep food and yard waste out of the landfills – through the residential Green Cart program and new bylaw requirements for multi-family complexes and businesses and organizations (including commercial buildings).
February 2017 – Alberta Utility Market Updates
February 22, 2017
This article is an update to EPL’s original publication from April 21, 2016 on Alberta’s carbon levy, found here. Since last year, the Alberta government has implemented the carbon tax, the provincial Climate Leadership Plan, and changes to the power market.
Taking Home the EARTH Award
August 26, 2016
Managed by Equium Group, 639 5th Avenue was the recipient of the 2016 EARTH Award, the most rigorous of the awards standards which recognizes buildings that excel in environmentally sound management and resource preservation, and includes occupational health and safety criteria.
Alberta’s Carbon Tax: Certainty, Served With a Side of Uncertainty
April 21, 2016
On November 22, 2015, the Alberta government announced plans for an expanded carbon-pricing scheme – labelled by pundits as a carbon tax. In the April 14, 2016 release of the provincial budget (Budget 2016), further information on the carbon tax was revealed.
Building Operators & Recycling Lightbulbs
April 20, 2016
In Alberta, unlike in BC and Ontario, recycling lightbulbs is not part of our province’s legislation. This is an issue, as bulbs, especially the type used in large commercial buildings (referred to as lamps in this post), contain a large amount of mercury.
Earth Day Recycling Right Tips
April 12, 2016
In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Waste Management encourages businesses to make the biggest impact by getting back to the basics of good recycling. By visiting RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com, individuals can learn how three simple steps will contribute to a greener Earth and make a promise to be a better recycler.