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May 30, 2017
Alberta rolls out energy conservation programs
Alberta’s nascent foray into province-wide energy conservation programs is heavily weighted to rebates on LED lighting and lighting controls. Commercial business operators and broader public sector entities such as health care facilities, schools, universities and colleges can claim for partial refunds of applicable purchases made since March 24 of this year. These include 45 designated lighting or lighting control products and a smaller number of furnace/boilers, water heaters and variable frequency drives for pumps and motors.
Research challenges current green roof standards
Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roofs can better manage water capacity. In Toronto, old infrastraucture and combined sewage systems are the 'perfect storm' for damage.
MTCC named Outstanding Building of the Year
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has been presented with the 2017 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award and the Certificate of Building Excellence in the public assembly category.
 
Your Post-Disaster Gameplan
After the disaster has passed, what do you see when you look back? How (and how fast) did your company get back to business? Did systems and processes halt altogether, or were you prepared with back-up options to keep them going?
Tenant demand jolts new office development in Vancouver
Tenants in high tech, finance, professional services and hospitality are driving recent leasing activity in the downtown Vancouver market, sharply reducing availability and sparking developer interest in new office buildings.
CBRE to open flagship office in Kitchener's Innovation District
CBRE is opening its new flagship tech office in Kitchener’s Innovation District, relocating its Waterloo Region operations to Allied Properties’ 72 Victoria Street building.

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BOMA BC awards honour industry excellence
The BOMA BC Awards of Excellence gala was held on May 18, 2017, at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
No vacancy for pests in hotels
For many travellers, hotels are a home away from home and a place to relax. But they aren’t the only ones looking for a place to hang their hat.
Hotel transactions mark highest Q1 in history
Hotel transactions in Q1 2017 marked the highest first quarter ever in Canadian history at $1.6 billion. The bulk of Q1 activity was driven by the sale of bcIMC’s hospitality real estate portfolio of 25 hotels, which accounted for almost 70 per cent of the quarter’s volume.

Class B and C commercial buildings eyed for CDM
Conservation keeners and stragglers are both vital if Ontario is to meet the ambitious target to cut 7 million megawatt-hours (MWh) from province-wide electricity consumption before 2021.
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