October 13, 2020
Association News
The BOMA e-Energy Online Training program has a new look this fall. With refreshed content, customized module selection and the ability to access the course from your tablet or phone, BOMA e-Energy just got easier to use and more cost effective. This program has been shown to improve operators’ ability to identify and implement energy measures by over 25%.
While offices aren’t back to normal occupancy, many BOMA BC members are working hard to ensure their spaces are safe and welcoming places to return to work. Technology is playing an important role in getting buildings in the best shape possible. Here are a few tech tips from members about what’s working for them.
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Government Affairs

The provincial election takes place on Oct. 24, 2020. You can vote in person or request a mail-in ballot from Elections BC here. Voting in person will be available during the advance voting period from Thursday, Oct. 15 to Wednesday, Oct. 21, and on Election Day, Saturday, Oct. 24.

See who is running within your electoral district and make sure you vote!

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City Elevator Ltd
Events & Education
Property managers across BC are joining Building Benchmark BC to seek insights about their buildings’ energy performance relative to their peers, help identify possible retrofit options and demonstrate their energy leadership.
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Canwest Flooring
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Good to Know
Source: Tangible Interaction
With headquarters largely empty amid the pandemic, companies are having to come up with creative ways to attract employees back to the office, where there are far more opportunities for collaboration and engagement in ways they often can’t at home. Owners and managers are more than eager to help and bring up their occupancy levels. Focus on health and safety is a must, but what can landlords offer that employees cannot get working from home?
Source: Tremco
Did you know that when accessing a roof via a hatch and it is left open, the hatch itself is considered a fall hazard? OSHA standard 26 CFR 1910.23 states that, “every ladder-way, floor opening, or platform shall be guarded by a standard railing with standard toe-board on all exposed sides (except at the entrance to an opening), with the passage through the railing either provided with a swinging gate or so offset that a person cannot walk directly into an opening.”
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Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems Ltd
Event Calendar
Oct 2020
New B44 Elevating Code
Find out from Technical Safety BC what the new code means for building owners.
Oct 2020
TNP: Virtual meetings that engage
Build participation and generate engagement in an online environment. Presented by Dale Carnegie.
Oct 2020
Victoria Chapter: COVID-19: How the commercial real estate segment responded and adapted
Find out how BCI adapted and how the broader Victoria market has responded to COVID-19.
Oct 2020
BC Hydro upgrade session
Hear about their voltage conversion projects underway in downtown Vancouver, lessons learned and the plan going forward.
Nov 2020
QBT Session on HVAC
Details to come.
Nov 2020
Microsoft Teams training
Find out how to get the most out of Microsoft Teams, and view a live demo. More details to come.
Dec 2020
BOMA Virtual Christmas event
A unique, memorable and fun virtual networking event is being planned. Keep the date open!
Improve your Building’s Energy Performance
Trane Canada ULC
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Around the Industry
Source: Daily Hive/Urbanized
New statistics from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver show how COVID-19 impacted the market in the second quarter of 2020.
Source: Vancouver Sun
As COVID-19 changes the way people work, downtown Vancouver is seeing an increasing amount of office vacancies.
Source: Daily Hive/Urbanized
City staff will look at the impacts of eliminating city-mandated parking minimums for future buildings.
Source: Vancouver is Awesome
Vancouver city council unanimously approved rezoning to make way for the redevelopment of 720 Beatty St. and 701 Expo Blvd.
Source: RENX
"It will likely be over a year from the time most companies shifted to remote working, before a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available in Canada. By then, the positive and negative aspects of working from both the office and home will have been well tested."
Source: The Chilliwack Progress
Algra Bros. Development’s District 1881 project will see restaurants, breweries, services and retail shops open in the near future.
Source: BC Business
While the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the commercial real estate market, industrial properties fared better than retail according to a new report from Avison Young.