Environment

  • Environment Week Tip of the Day!

    By Aydan Aslan on June 4, 2014
    Canadian Environment Week is June 1 – 7 (2 – 6 for the business week). The City of Calgary will celebrate in various ways, including the Mayor’s Environment Expo and the annual Commuter Challenge. We checked in with our members, to find out what they are doing to mark this national week of awareness: Did you know one-third of the […]
  • What Are You Doing for Environment Week?

    By Aydan Aslan on June 3, 2014
    Canadian Environment Week is June 1 – 7 (2 – 6 for the business week). The City of Calgary will celebrate in various ways, including the Mayor’s Environment Expo and the annual Commuter Challenge. We checked in with our members, to find out what they are doing to mark this national week of awareness: We hold the “Great Energy Challenge” […]
  • Standards Help to Build a Great City

    By Bill Partridge on June 2, 2014
    BOMA members build cities. And Calgary is one of them. Buildings, however, in and of themselves, do not make a good city. It is people who give a city its heart and soul. One way BOMA contributes to the greatness of our city as a trade association is by facilitating the development of standards. For well over 25 years, BOMA […]
  • Green Building with Jerry Yudelson

    By Lloyd Suchet on May 20, 2014
    This month saw Jerry Yudelson, “the Godfather of Green” present to a local crowd on lessons for green building. Yudelson began by explaining the context for green building. Cities are fast becoming the engines of the global economy, with the 600 largest cities contributing to 64% of global GDP despite having only 22% of the population. However, cities through infrastructure […]
  • Cash in on Your Business Innovations

    By Aydan Aslan on April 30, 2014
    Are you one of the many Green Corps missing out on significant tax savings? Many businesses develop innovative ways to overcome everyday problems, but did you know that some of your solutions could qualify as research and development (R&D)? The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit is available for business conducting qualified SR&ED work in Canada.  Qualified projects […]
  • BOMA BESt Healthcare

    By Aydan Aslan on April 28, 2014
    BOMA Canada is pleased to announce the development of its sixth BOMA BESt module – BOMA BESt Healthcare! The Healthcare Sector in Canada is committed to reducing its ecological impact while also providing visitors and patients with an environment that facilitates healing. BOMA Canada will build on these efforts by offering managers and operators of healthcare facilities a BOMA BESt […]
  • Cogeneration: Surprises and Opportunities

    By Aydan Aslan on April 24, 2014
    On April 2, two members of Oxford Properties Group’s operations team provided a tour for the BOMA Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Committee. This wasn’t the usual mechanical room tour, but in fact a tour of Oxford’s newly installed Cogeneration Unit in one of the towers at Centennial Place. Touring mechanical areas of the building are not typically exciting or […]
  • A BOMA BESt Chat with Bentall Kennedy

    By Aydan Aslan on April 17, 2014
     April is Environment Month; we checked in with BOMA member Art Skow, Vice President Property Management at Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP, for his take on the BOMA BESt program. BOMA: How long have you been involved in the BOMA BESt program? Art Skow: We’ve been involved with the BOMA BESt Program since its inception, when it was first called BOMA […]
  • Desert Lessons in Water Conservation

    By Bill Partridge on April 15, 2014
    Calgarians can learn a lot about water from folks that live in the desert. Water is a precious and life-giving resource that requires careful management. California’s Coachella Valley where Palm Springs is located is at the transitional point of both the Sonoran and Colorado Deserts. The Coachella Valley has received virtually no rain since August 2013, and is becoming    increasingly […]
  • The Cycle Lifestyle

    By Bill Partridge on April 8, 2014
    Right out of the chute: I acknowledge that I ride a bicycle. And I enjoy it. I do not however, ride my bike to work. It’s winter! On those days when the weather is sane, my work calendar permits and I am so inclined, I do ride to work. It’s 10 KM door-to-door and takes me about 26 minutes on […]