December 19, 2019
Association News
BOMA members stepped into a realm of toy soldiers, nutcrackers and ballerinas at the Christmas Luncheon. Over 860 guests took home a mini nutcracker decoration, and one person from each table won an 18-inch nutcracker and bottle of Goldschlager. Playing on our Russian ballet theme, complimentary Moscow Mules were passed around at the reception, and the grand prize was a trip to Russia (a $6,000 Flight Centre gift card). 
If you say yes to any of the questions below, enter to win an award!
- Does your team have a commitment to service excellence?
- Is your building managed exceptionally well? 
- Does your company excel in health and safety practices?
- Are you a young professional who has significantly contributed to your company?
- Does your building strive to be environmentally sustainable? 
- Has your property had an amazing tenant improvement? 
Fire Prevention Training
FireWise Consulting
Candle use increases during the winter months and is a cause of home fires and home fire deaths. In the USA fire departments respond to an estimated 11,640 homes structure fires that were started by candles which caused 126 deaths, 953 injuries and $438 million in direct property damage. Keep your occupants educated and safe.
Download this free resource ready for circulation here. FireWise that saves lives.
Regulatory News
On Nov. 1, the GVS&DD board approved changes to the Tipping Fee Bylaw effective Jan. 1, 2020. One of the key changes is that garbage tipping fees increase by $5 per tonne except for large loads (greater than nine tonnes), which increase by $9 per tonne.
Revision 2 of the BC Building Code has been approved. These changes were effective Dec. 12, 2019, and apply to building permits applied for on or after this date. Continue reading for amendments.
Bartlett Tree Experts
City Elevator Ltd
Events & Education

One coach is already full for the day trip to Whistler. If you are on the waitlist, fast-track your registration by letting us know that you are bringing a real estate member. Contact Jocelyn, Jade or Sarah at BOMA for more information at 604-684-3916.

Learn more and register

In January 2020, Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training will be available online through Athabasca University. The online course will use immersive technology to train individuals how to use RHFAC methodology to rate and certify the built environment on its level of meaningful access. Upon successful completion of this course and exam, individuals will obtain their RHFAC Professional designation, qualifying them to conduct ratings of the built environment and pre-construction plans. Learn more and register today.

Rebates help save money, energy and emissions
FortisBC - Electricity
Whether you’re replacing old heating equipment or are planning to develop or renovate a building to meet new energy performance standards, FortisBC has rebates on high-efficiency boilers and water heaters as well as custom incentives for optimizing building controls. If your properties include apartment buildings, you can also get water-saving upgrades and an energy assessment at no cost from the rental apartment efficiency program.
Find FortisBC rebates for your building at
Curtis Personalized Health Management ltd
Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems Ltd
Event Calendar
Feb 2020
BOMA February Luncheon at BUILDEX
BOMA BC and PAMA are joining forces on this event. More details to come.
Feb 2020
Introduction to Recommissioning workshop
Save the date!
Feb 2020
TNP Event
Featuring professional speaker Steve J. Thomas. Details to come.
Mar 2020
Quality Building Team Session
Save the date for this building operator lunch and learn.
Mar 2020
BOMA Ski Day
Two coaches will take 90 people to Whistler for an unforgettable day of skiing, snowboarding and socializing.
Apr 2020
BOMA April Luncheon & AGM
Set aside 11am to 11:30am to attend the Annual General Meeting prior to the luncheon. Details to come.
May 2020
BOMA BC Awards Gala
Come out to support your colleagues and network at this well-attended event. Save the date!
Jul 2020
BOMA Boat Cruise
Keep an eye out for registration in May as this event sells out quickly.
Aug 2020
BOMA Golf Classic
We're back at Northview's two courses for this double shotgun, Texas Scramble tourney.
Sep 2020
BOMEX Vancouver
BOMA Canada's national conference and tradeshow is coming to town! Delegate registration to open in the new year.
National News
BOMA Canada is committed to creating a world without barriers through meaningful accessibility in the built environment. Supporting this initiative, BOMA Canada has partnered with the Rick Hansen Foundation to invite BOMA members to have their buildings rated for accessibility using the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program.


Rushing River  

View the fee schedule that takes effect January 1, 2020. 

Did you know that over 5,000 buildings have a BOMA BEST certificate? Learn more about BOMA BEST, North America's largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings.