Posts tagged with ‘Environment’

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • BOMA Awards Recipient Profile: Primaris REIT

    By Aydan Aslan on June 11, 2014
    On Thursday May 8, BOMA Calgary hosted the 2014 TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards. Over the next couple weeks we’ll check in with our recipients to find out what the award meant for their team! Kevin Brees, General Manager, Park Place Shopping Centre, Primaris REIT Recipient of the EARTH Award BOMA (B): Why did you decide to submit for the Awards […]
  • 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 […]