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Calgary’s Waste Diversion Bylaw and Site Visits

October 02, 2020

Since November 1, 2017, businesses and organizations in Calgary have been required to have waste diversion programs in place. Businesses and organizations in Calgary have the option to choose a service provider to collect their recycling, compost and garbage.

Advocacy
BOMA in Alberta helps develop new Real Estate Council of Alberta, Welcomes amendments in Bill 20

June 15, 2020

Last spring the provincial government released a third party review of the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA), the arms length body that governs a significant number of real estate professionals from every corner of the industry, including commercial brokers, commercial property managers, residential realtors, residential property managers, and mortgage brokers.

Advocacy
BOMA Calgary Commends the Provincial Government and Welcomes Positive Changes to Commercial Real Estate Regulations Introduced in Bill 20

June 03, 2020

“On behalf of Calgary’s commercial real estate industry BOMA Calgary would like to commend the provincial government for their strong action in reforming the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) to be responsive to the public, and more relevant to the industries that it regulates.

OHS & Safety
Masks and COVID-19: The 5 W’s of Procurement and Use

May 21, 2020

Due to the demand surge resulting from the rapid development of COVID-19 across the globe and here at home, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) have become a coveted commodity. This article provides information on the appropriate use of PPEs and provides guidelines on the successful procurement of certified PPEs for our workforce.

Environment
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.

Environment
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.

AwardsEvents & Community
Brookfield Takes Home 3 Awards at the 2018 TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards

May 15, 2018

On Thursday May 3, BOMA Calgary hosted the 2018 TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards at the Westin Calgary Hotel. The BOMA Excellence Awards recognize individual achievements as well as the teams that are responsible for high performing buildings in and around the Calgary area, no matter the size, age, or occupancy type.

Environment
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.

Environment
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.

Environment
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!

Environment
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).

Environment
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.