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11 04 2018
Call for Entries – BOMA Canada launches the Net Zero Challenge!

BOMA Canada is excited to announce the Net Zero Challenge, supported by Natural Resources Canada. The Net Zero Challenge recognizes buildings that have achieved outstanding energy performance, have drastically improved their performance, or have demonstrated leadership through the implementation of replicable and innovative strategies that support efficiency and clean energy...

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11 04 2018
BOMA BEST Toronto Dominion Centre Case Study

“Only new buildings can be truly high performing!”  David Hoffman, General Manager of TD Centre, takes exception to comments like this. His belief is that the most sustainable buildings are the ones that already exist. “The commercial real-estate market has a perception that newer buildings are greener and more sustainable.”...

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11 04 2018
Contractor Management

The role of contractors in property management continues to change significantly.  In the past, many employees of larger property managers performed maintenance themselves.  Over the past twenty years or so, economic pressures and the rise of institutional ownership shifted the market towards outsourced Facilities Management. Early on, there was a...

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11 04 2018
Are you ready? ENERGY STAR certification in Canada is almost here!

Are you ready? ENERGY STAR certification in Canada is almost here! NRCan is preparing the final details for the launch of ENERGY STAR certification in Canada. Soon Canadian organizations will be able to earn recognition for their top-performing energy-efficient buildings. The program is on track to be launched on March...

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09 02 2018
Ripley’s Canada Becomes the First Aquarium to Earn BOMA BEST Certification

BOMA Canada is pleased to announce Ripley’s Aquarium has received the BOMA BEST Silver certification. Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto, is truly a unique facility covering 135,000 square-feet with incredibly more than 1.5 million gallons of water and home to 16,000 marine and freshwater habitats from around the world. As if...

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09 02 2018
3 key considerations for communicating with your employees during a pandemic

A pre-planned communication strategy is an essential component of your pandemic plan. In addition to considering external stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and the media, it is also important to plan what, how, and when to communicate with your employees. Here is some advice from BOMA Canada’s 2017 Pandemic Planning Guide...

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18 01 2018
Breaking News: Potential shutdown of ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

BOMA Canada has just learned from NRCan that there is a possibility that ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager may be shut down as early as Friday January 19, 2018, at midnight, due to the expiry of a U.S. government budget deadline and possible U.S. government shutdown. If there is a U.S....

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17 01 2018
BOMA Canada’s response to Winter 2018 updates to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

Summary: Following the upcoming change to the calculation of ENERGY STAR Scores, BOMA BEST certified buildings will simply use the new methodology. We have provided a brief grandfathering period for this transition. We expect that the impact on BOMA BEST scores will be modest. Details below. *** Natural Resources Canada...

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10 01 2018
Getting enough (pandemic) exercise…

At their annual meeting in October of this year, the World Bank held a pandemic exercise. This wasn’t a one-off – they have had several pandemic exercises within the year. An increasing threat The Washington Post1 reports that in addition to the October exercise, the World Bank conducted a simulation...

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15 11 2017
BOMA Canada Welcomes New Chair

Anne Marie Guèvremont Director of Property Management (Quebec and Atlantic Provinces) GWLRA, Montreal   BOMA Canada welcomes its new Chair – Anne Marie Guèvremont, duly elected by the Board of Directors during the association’s annual conference BOMEX, September 27-29, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario. Ms Guèvremont has been a member of...

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