May 11, 2022
Association News
Last month's AGM welcomed several changes to our Board of Directors, including a new Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer. In addition, the Association elected four new directors to the Board and said goodbye to three outgoing members.

Our sold-out Luncheon included an absorbing presentation from QuadReal Property Group on their historic redevelopment project: 'The Post.'
Join us on May 26, 2022, as we celebrate our industry's best and brightest. Cheer on your peers as they accept awards for Building Operations Team of the Year, EARTH, PINNACLE, TOBYs, Leap Forward, and Health & Safety.
We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected by the Real Estate Foundation of BC to be a 2022 Land Awards finalist in the 'Built Environment' category!
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Regulatory News
On May 4, 2022, the Province of British Columbia launched a public consultation on proposed regulatory changes to ban the widespread sale and use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). Although SGARs have become a common form of rodenticide due to their effectiveness, they can be exceptionally toxic to wildlife if accidentally consumed.
Government Affairs
Source: Canadian Property Management/REMI Network

The federal government is allocating more than $706 million to fund research and development surrounding net-zero buildings as part of its goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2030. The program will be administered through Natural Resources Canada and the National Research Council.
In 2019, the Government of Canada launched the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), a cost-sharing program to fund construction of eligible electric charging and hydrogen stations at workplaces, residential buildings and public locations. The request for proposals (RFP) application window closed in 2021.
Natural Resources Canada has relaunched a new RFP under ZEVIP May 5, 2022!  Applications are now open.
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Events & Education
The BOMA Leadership Development Series introduces participants to a series of powerful tools and techniques that allow leaders to navigate a dynamic business environment. Most importantly, the tools and techniques can be used immediately with a positive impact at work as well as at home and in your community.
With record high temperatures in BC, there are many discussions regarding how to keep a building cool. Cool roofs have emerged to cut air-conditioning costs and lower operating costs.

In this month's education feature, learn what cool roofs are, how they work and how you can make your existing roofs cooler for the summer.
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Good to Know
Source: CBC

Vancouver councillors unanimously approved a tax increase on empty homes to encourage more rentals to combat the city’s low vacancy rate. The new measure, which will come into effect in 2023, will require owners of empty houses to pay five per cent of a property's assessed value in taxes.
Metro Vancouver has created a wastewater management guide to help building managers manage wastewater safely and responsibly.

The guide provides practical and easy-to-use information, including:

•  10 recommended practices to help manage wastewater safely and responsibly
•  HVAC monitoring practices to help you track performance, troubleshoot potential issues, and identify maintenance needs
•  An example maintenance log sheet to help track key parameters in cooling towers
•  An overview of key regulations, including Metro Vancouver’s Sewer Use Bylaw
Guidance for educating building users to increase awareness and prevent costly plumbing issues
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Event Calendar
May 2022
Victoria Chapter Luncheon
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 1 PM PDT Hotel Grand Pacific - 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC
May 2022
BOMA Awards Gala presented by SerVantage
Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 2 PM PDT Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Waterfront Ballroom 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC
Jun 2022
QBT Session: Security and Preventing Violence in the Workplace
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 1 PM PDT 1035 West Pender Street, Pender Meeting Room, Vancouver, BC
Jun 2022
BOMA Leadership Development Series
Tuesday June 7, Wednesday June 15 & Tuesday June 21. (Three Sessions) | 12 PM PDT / 1 PM MDT / 2 PM CDT Zoom
Jun 2022
Women of BOMA: Building Character
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 1 PM - 3 PM PDT Rooftop Conference Centre, 745 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, BC
Jun 2022
BOMA Okanagan Luncheon
Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC
Jun 2022
BOMA June Luncheon
Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT The Roof, Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
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National News
Source: Daily Commercial News

CEO of the Canada Infrastructure Bank Ehren Cory announced that the federal Crown Corporation plans to complete between $10 and $20 billion of new infrastructure across Canada each year.
Around the Industry
Support property owners through a changing landscape by registering your building(s) with Building Benchmark BC!

Reasons to join:

•  Gain competitive insights on how your building(s) perform against similar ones across the province
•  Receive energy report cards highlighting performance trends and providing recommendations on how to improve
•  Display leadership and gain recognition through yearly awards
•  Future-proof and prepare for upcoming building performance regulations
Source: The City of Calgary Newsroom
The City of Calgary recently announced the first three downtown office-to-residential conversion projects have been approved for funding."These three projects will infuse life into largely empty or underutilized office buildings by converting empty office space to new residential units."
Source: REMI Network

While the provincial and federal governments have been focusing on controlling housing prices through demand-side mechanisms, a market intelligence report from the British Columbia Real Estate Association suggests that increasing supply will have a longer-term impact.
Source: Daily Hive Urbanized

The developer on Coquitlam’s Waterfront Village Centre Neighbourhood Plan updated its estimate for the number of residential and industrial spaces that will be added to the old Fraser Mills site as part of the city’s redevelopment plan.
Source: Western Investor

Orion Construction will develop an industrial zone in Port Coquitlam after the property, located at 590 Dominion Ave., sold for $10.65 million.
Source: Western Investor

After the pandemic caused a drop in use of office spaces, interest is returning as tech and life science companies begin returning to offices.
Source: Vancouver Sun

“Each floor will have its own air circulation and filtration system that can be sealed off and controlled separately from the rest of the building.”