Posts tagged with ‘boma’

  • 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%. […]
  • Smart Property Management: Using Internet of Things (IOT) to Save Time and Money

    By Aydan Aslan on June 18, 2018
    Many BOMA Calgary members are now well acquainted with the challenges of implementing a food and yard waste diversion program to be compliant with the City of Calgary Food and Yard Waste Bylaw which came into effect November 1, 2017. From finding room to fit more recycling containers, educating tenants and figuring out which vendor to use for food waste […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • BOMA Next Gen Committee & RESA Event

    By Aydan Aslan on January 26, 2016
    A group of eager and engaging University of Calgary students took time out of their academic schedules to connect with some of Calgary’s true characters of the industry. On Monday, January 25th, the BOMA Next Gen Committee hosted a panel discussion with Art Skow from Bentall Kennedy, Steve Walton from Oxford Properties, Guy Priddle from Cadillac Fairview and moderated by […]