Posts tagged with ‘BOMA BESt’

  • New Boilers or Retrofits?

    By Aydan Aslan on 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. Typically, boilers that are 30 years old and that have had good maintenance operate at an efficiency of about 75-80%. […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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): […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]