Environment

  • 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: 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 […]
  • Event Recap: BOMA Organics Panel

    By Aydan Aslan on July 13, 2015
    Our landfills are shrinking, which means tighter restrictions are coming in the near future that will mandate what we can dispose of and how, in particular organic waste that can be disposed of in better ways. On June 10th, BOMA Calgary had an Organics Panel meeting where we learned how some of the forward thinking leaders such as Noreen Music, […]
  • Top 7 Strategies for “Greening” Cities This Earth Day

    By Aydan Aslan on April 21, 2015
    The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has issued its “Top 7 Strategies” for commercial real estate professionals to help make cities green. BOMA has committed to helping its members and the industry as a whole improve energy management and sustainability practices. A key part of the effort is working with local and city officials, tenants and other groups […]
  • Top 10 Energy Tips

    By Aydan Aslan on March 23, 2015
    Use these common low or no-cost strategies to reduce energy, improve your building’s performance and save money! 1.Optimize outdoor air flows To reduce energy caused by unnecessary heating and cooling, optimize your systems to bring in the right amount of outdoor air for current uses and occupant needs. 2. Reduce simultaneous heating and cooling To save energy and potentially improve […]
  • Winter Interiors: How to beat fluctuating temperatures

    By Aydan Aslan on November 12, 2014
    Autumn in Calgary this year has been spectacular – sunny, warm days illuminating the changing colours of the city’s trees and shrubs. However, as lucky as we have been, Calgarians know what lies in the days ahead: cold winds, piles of snow and sloppy chinooks. For building owners winter means salt, sand and wet boots in their buildings. When it […]
  • Floor Care for Winter Conditions

    By Aydan Aslan on November 4, 2014
    The leaves and the temperature are beginning to fall, a sure sign that Calgary’s winter is soon to arrive. Calgary’s winter climate, which swings from bitter cold, to blowing snow, to Chinook warmth creates a challenging environment in which to maintain snow and ice at your property. Failure to properly address these challenging conditions may result in otherwise preventable slip […]
  • Denmark Should Not Guide Calgary’s Transportation Policy

    By Bill Partridge on August 12, 2014
    (Note: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or the positions of BOMA Calgary.) So, the Scandinavian visitors [http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/08/04/danish-tourists-canada-car-culture_n_5649374.html] are perplexed by Canadians’ apparent car-dependency which was the subject of a recent article in the Calgary Herald [http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/08/07/are-there-too-many-parking-lots-in-downtown-calgary/] . Let’s give the matter perspective:   Canada Denmark Calgary Copenhagen Population 35,000,000 […]
  • The Bicycle Debate

    By Aydan Aslan on August 5, 2014
    Editor’s note: this article was originally published in the BOMA Calgary News in the June 2014 edition of Business in Calgary. By David Parker Jeff Fielding is known for reshaping the way administration handles their books but when he returns to Calgary as its new city manager he will have to face a few other problems that are making the […]
  • Hands-on Urbanism: How to Make a Difference

    By Aydan Aslan on June 12, 2014
    BOMA member Hines Canada on behalf of Encana Corporation is pleased to announce a partnership between 150-9 Avenue SW and d.talks  – a Calgary-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering conversation about design and the built environment – to host a public exhibition entitled Hands-on Urbanism: How to Make a Difference that looks at the history of urban gardening in Calgary […]