BOMA BC eNews
September 14, 2022
Association News
Don't miss our Luncheon next week, featuring a presentation by the First Nations Major Projects Coalition detailing the increasing number of Indigenous-led developments across Canada and their crucial role in reconciliation and creating meaningful change.

Hear insights about new development projects, creative uses of partnerships and policy tools, and why working with First Nation governments is crucial for BC's economic and social success.
 
The BOMA '22 Golf Classic was as much a golf tournament as it was a celebration of our industry's defining comradery — we would like to thank our attendees and acknowledge all our sponsors who made this day possible!
 
BOMA BC has developed a Deep Energy Retrofit Procurement Guide focusing on energy retrofit concepts and decarbonization.
 
Intended for building owners, property managers, and energy managers, this guide will help those to plan, design, and implement energy improvement projects within their facilities.
 
We had a dozen new members join the Association over the summer – please join us in welcoming them to BOMA BC!

 
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Regulatory News
Metro Vancouver is seeking your input to develop greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies for large buildings.

The proposed approach to managing GHG emissions would require building owners to report the GHG emissions from their buildings annually to ensure that emissions fall below limits established by Metro Vancouver for specified building types and sizes.
 
Metro Vancouver is considering amendments to the Boilers and Process Heaters Emissions Regulation Bylaw No.1087, to further reduce the discharge of health-harming air contaminants. Proposed changes include more stringent emission limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx), and additional requirements for dispersion modelling and stack design.

Review the discussion paper and share your input  -  Engagement closes November 30, 2022
 
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Events & Education
The roof is exposed to the harshest environment versus other parts of the building — Several key design factors must be considered when designing and specifying a roof assembly.
 
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Good to Know
Source: Daily Hive Urbanized

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II serves as a reminder of the ubiquity of her presence in the history of Canadian infrastructure.
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Event Calendar
22
Sep 2022
 
BOMA September Luncheon: Indigenous Infrastructure and Development
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver BC
28
Sep 2022
 
Planning for Resilience Workshop w/ BOMA Canada
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT, 200 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
4
Oct 2022
 
Clean Energy Pathways: Gas Heat Pumps and RNG
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM PDT, 200 Granville St., Vancouver BC or Zoom
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National News
Source: Canadian Property Management/REMI Network

The Bank of Canada’s overnight rate increased 75 basis points, bringing the commercial real estate interest rate to 3.25 per cent.
Around the Industry
Source: Daily Commercial News

Ninety per cent of Canadian commercial real estate leaders expect a recession within the next six months, but most expect the recession to be short.
Source: Real Estate News EXchange

While the national office vacancy rose to 14.7 per cent in the second quarter, Canada still has a higher occupancy rate than other countries.
Source: Daily Hive Urbanized

After a decade of vacancy, the site of a former gas station in Vancouver's Punjabi Market is being renovated into 94 rental homes and 8,700 sq ft of commercial space.
Source: Facility Cleaning & Maintenance / REMI Network

Healthcare housekeeping and environmental service workers find themselves facing lower pay and a lack of recognition despite the light shined on the importance of their job during the pandemic.
Source: Canadian Facility Management & Design / REMI Network

Based on the idea that electric vehicle owners will need a place to relax while their car charges, Electric Autonomy Canada suggested that retail spaces can be redesigned to draw people in as their cars charge.
Source: Western Investor

The B.C. government set the maximum allowable rent increase at 2 per cent for 2023, drawing the ire of landlord as rent essentially remains frozen for the third year in a row.
Source: Canadian Property Management / REMI Network

Experts predict that the global heat pump market will increase by 75 per cent to USD $55.4 billion by 2031.