Author archive for Aydan Aslan

  • December 2017 – Alberta Utility Market Updates: Certainty? Certainly not!

    By Aydan Aslan on 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. Calgary’s Energy Profiles Limited (EPL) prepared this update to clarify real and potential impacts to your […]
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  • BOMA BEST Environmental Corner – Hines Does Bees

    By Aydan Aslan on October 3, 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. Our first profile is Eighth Avenue Place, managed by Hines. This building […]
  • Brookfield’s Creative Binder Recycling Project

    By Aydan Aslan on 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! Prior to the event, some of the maintenance and operations staff […]
  • Food & Yard Waste Bylaw Changes for Businesses & Organizations

    By Aydan Aslan on 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). Effective November 1, 2017, the Waste and Recycling Bylaw will require […]
  • February 2017 – Alberta Utility Market Updates

    By Aydan Aslan on 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. Calgary’s Energy Profiles Limited (EPL) prepared this update to clarify real and potential impacts to your building utility costs. […]
  • Event Recap: 2016 Calgary Real Estate Conference

    By Aydan Aslan on November 18, 2016
    Hit ‘Em With A Phonebook, Catch ‘Em With a Pillow. This age old adage was the message coming out of the sold out 2016 Calgary Real Estate Conference this year. The Phonebook? The Calgary Real Estate market hasn’t bottomed out yet – it’s going to get worse. The Pillow? 2017 is the “year of the turnaround” with this caveat: recovery […]
  • Event Recap: BOMA October Luncheon

    By Aydan Aslan on November 16, 2016
      On Thursday October 13th, BOMA Calgary had the pleasure of welcoming Warren Paulsen, Vice-President of Commercial for Brookfield Residential and Elton Ma, Director of Commercial for Brookfield Residential, who shared their ultimate vision for the up and coming suburban community of Seton. Now when you think about the SE boundary of Calgary, you think of Seton. Seton is Calgary’s […]
  • Event Recap: 2016 BOMA Golf Classic

    By Aydan Aslan on October 3, 2016
    With 47 weeks left until the next ENMAX BOMA Calgary Golf Classic, and considering this year’s event sold out in less than 10 minutes, it would be prudent to put it in your calendar soon as the countdown has begun. With my team and I winning a prize for coming in absolutely dead last place, despite the reality that the […]
  • Taking Home the EARTH Award

    By Aydan Aslan on 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. We interviewed Jonathan Lachance, General Manager of Equium Group, about his experi­ence with the BOMA Awards program. BOMA (B): […]
  • BOMA Awards Recipient Profile: Alberta Infrastructure

    By Aydan Aslan on July 27, 2016
    On Thursday, May 12th at the Westin, The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Calgary recognized leaders in commercial real estate at the TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards. Lougheed House, managed by EDON Management and owned by Alberta Infrastructure was the recipient of  The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in the Historical Building Category. We interviewed Justin Smale,Facilities […]