Author archive for Aydan Aslan

  • 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 […]
  • Up Close with Chris Nasim

    By Aydan Aslan on June 21, 2016
    When one meets Chris Nasim for the first time, it becomes glaringly apparent to sense the passion for commercial real estate and BOMA Calgary. As the current chair of BOMA Calgary, Nasim is a true believer that you “get out what you put in” and will jump at every opportunity to contribute and shape the many environments he is involved […]
  • BOMA Calgary Recognizes Industry Leaders at the TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards

    By Aydan Aslan on May 16, 2016
    On Thursday evening at the Westin, The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Calgary recognized leaders in commercial real estate at the TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards. Hosted by Amber Schinkel and Jayme Doll of Global TV, the Awards recognized individual achievements as well as the teams that are responsible for high performing buildings in Calgary no matter the size, […]
  • Alberta’s Carbon Tax: Certainty, Served With a Side of Uncertainty

    By Aydan Aslan on 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. Calgary’s Energy Profiles Limited (EPL) prepared this summary to help you understand the impact this could have on […]
  • Building Operators & Recycling Lightbulbs

    By Aydan Aslan on 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. For each case of lamps, there is enough mercury to make an Olympic sized swimming pool toxic […]
  • Earth Day Recycling Right Tips

    By Aydan Aslan on 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. By making a commitment to recycle the right way […]
  • Event Recap: 23rd Annual BOMA Ski Day

    By Aydan Aslan on March 23, 2016
    What another beautiful day out on the ski hill for the annual BOMA ski trip! Two busses made their way from COP to Lake Louise on Friday, March 11th. The morning began with some coffee to wake us all up and some Baileys for extra flavor. The weather on the trip was the best yet. The sun was shining, it […]
  • Event Recap: BOMA March Luncheon

    By Aydan Aslan on March 15, 2016
    On Thursday, March 10th, Todd Hirsch, literally blew into the Fairmont Palliser Hotel through high winds, to present at the monthly BOMA luncheon. His eighth time presenting to BOMA members and guests, Todd once again made provincial, national and global economics not only palatable, but entertaining as well. This year’s presentation “What Are The Odds?” was based on Vegas odds, […]
  • Event Recap: City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Bylaw Workshop

    By Aydan Aslan on January 29, 2016
    On January 27, BOMA Calgary hosted a session at the Centennial Place, about changes coming to the Waste and Recycling Bylaw, which will affect owners and managers of commercial buildings. The morning included; Noreen Music from Oxford Properties speaking about Centennial Place’s waste reduction and diversion initiatives & Lauren Minuk from The City of Calgary speaking about bylaw changes. A […]