August 10, 2023
Association News
Join the Women of BOMA and CREW Vancouver for an afternoon of camaraderie and connection amidst the ambiance of Vancouver Centre II's Skyview Lounge!
Enjoy a collection of canapés and beverages and participate in an (optional) walk-through of VCII's exceptional facilities.

The Women of BOMA welcome all allies and genders to come together and support professional women in commercial real estate, fostering success across the industry.
Thursday, September 7th, 2023, 3 PM - 6 PM PDT
Skyview Lounge, VCII, 733 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
Join us at Second Beach for a laidback lunch in the sun. Catch up with your colleagues while testing your skills on one of our many outdoor activities, including cornhole, bocce, giant Jenga and more!
Thursday, August 24th, 2023,  12 PM - 3 PM PDT
Second Beach Picnic Shelter, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Lead the way by supporting the BOMA Mentorship Program!

As a sponsor, you empower new talent and become a vital industry influence. Your business will be recognized on all program marketing (in-person and online) and given the opportunity to welcome participants at one of the upcoming sessions.

Join us in fostering excellence and innovation — learn more about the Mentorship Program by visiting the link below!
Don't miss AES Engineering's Sunny Ghataurah discussing the fast shift to decarbonization and electrification in new construction and existing developments. BC is targeting zero carbon for new construction by 2030, phasing into the BC Building Code in 2023.

Learn how this disruption impacts your projects and assets, and stay current on sustainable best practices.

Thursday, September 21st, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
Emerald Ballroom, Fairmont Pacific Rim. 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Just in case you missed them on social media, here are the photos and video from the BOMA Island Breeze Boat Cruise presented by Gateway Mechanical Services

Boat Cruise Album  
Boat Cruise Photo Booth Album
Boat Cruise Video (via LinkedIn)

A big thanks to our event sponsors:
🎵 First Onsite Property Restoration - Entertainment Sponsor
🍔 LPI Mechanical - Food Station Sponsor
🍹 Schneider Electric - Welcome Drink Sponsor
🍻 Trane Canada - Free Drink Sponsor
📸 Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems - Photo Booth Sponsor

And thanks again to Alpine Building Maintenance for sponsoring our Dance Competition 💃
Regulatory News
Source: Real Estate News Exchange
The federal government announced it plans to raise its carbon tax to $170 per tonne by 2030, prompting building owners to debate whether it’s more cost effective to sell off assets.
Government Affairs
Source: Daily Hive/Urbanized

The B.C. government set aside $10.5 million for its Securing Small Business Rebate Program, which gives rebates to small businesses for repairing and preventing vandalism.
GardaWorld Global Headquarters
Grime Fighters Service Group
Events & Education
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to make systems smarter and more efficient. Concert Properties tested this out with the application of ‘EcoPilot’ to enhance their existing HVAC system at 1190 Hornby St., with impressive results.
Showcasing a unique renewable energy source for a school in Richmond, hear how their ‘SolarWall’ installation generates electricity and provides both heating or cooling for the facility.
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For over 50 years, Bee-Clean Building Maintenance has been providing expert cleaning, restoration, consulting and facilities services to valued clients in the public and private sectors, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year: Our Business is taking care of yours.
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Good to Know
Source: REMI Network/Canadian Property Management
While facility managers traditionally focused on building exteriors and systems, data suggests that they should increasingly focus on how indoor space is used.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Engineers at the University of British Columbia are developing technologies and codes that will allow mass timber building to reach 20 storeys by 2028.
Reotech Construction Ltd.
Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems Ltd
Event Calendar
Aug 2023
2023 BOMA Golf Classic
11 AM - 9 PM PDT | Northview Golf and Country Club, 6857 168th St., Surrey, BC
Aug 2023
TNP: Picnic in the Park
12 PM - 3 PM PDT | Second Beach Picnic Shelter, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Sep 2023
QBT Session - Save-the-Date!
11:30 AM - 1 PM PDT | 1035 West Pender Street, Hastings Meeting Room, Vancouver, BC or Zoom
Sep 2023
Women of BOMA : She Connects - A Mixer with CREW Vancouver
3 PM - 6 PM PDT | Skyview Lounge, VCII, 733 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
Sep 2023
BOMA September Luncheon - Decarbonizing Developments: Policy Changes & BC's Electrification Requirements
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT | Emerald Ballroom, Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
National News
Source: REMI Network/Canadian Property Management
The global buildings sector is failing to meet 22 elements International Energy Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 as increasing energy demand negated most progress.
Source: REMI Network/Canadian Facility Management & Design
The global smart light market is estimated to reach USD $45 billion in sales by 2028, which equals a 20 per cent annual growth rate.
Around the Industry
Source: Daily Hive/Urbanized
Construction on the Marianne and Edward Gibson Art Museum on Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Burnaby campus has begun, which will include 12,000 sq ft of free exhibition and programming space.
Source: Daily Hive/Urbanized
The Semiahmoo First Nation’s regional-size organic waste recycling and processing facility will eliminate around 55,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually and generate supplemental revenue for the First Nation.
Source: REMI Network/Construction Business
Vancouver Community College approved a plan for its Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation, which is receiving $271.3 million in funding from the B.C. government.