|BOMI: Education For Commercial Property Industry|
Building Owners & Managers Institute of Canada provides education in the commercial property industry, for property managers, building engineers, facilities managers, and building technicians.
|BCCA: BC Construction Association|
BC Construction Association represents approximately 2,000 companies in an industry that employs 140,000 British Columbians and represents 15% of the provincial GDP. Membership includes general contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and allied services, who are primarily involved in the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors.
|BOMA BC: Building Owners & Managers Association Of BC|
Building Owners & Managers Association of BC has over 300 member firms and represents more than $7 billion in commercial real estate in the province. BOMA BC is the largest commercial real estate industry association in British Columbia, and has the added advantage of an extensive international network of other BOMA associations.
|CCA: Canadian Construction Association|
Canadian Construction Association is the voice of Canadas largest industry, representing interests of the non-residential sector of an industry that employs close to 1.1 million Canadian men and women, and that produces $170 billion in goods and services.
|ICBA: Independent Contractors & Businesses Association|
BC Independent Contractors and Businesses Association represents the BC open shop community. In the face of a persistent building trade union lobby for preferential treatment with respect to public work, ICBA has grown and continues to be the champion of open tendering and fair treatment for all contractors, regardless of their union affiliations. The association also offers a full suite of member services, including affinity programs, health benefits, and much more.
|VRCA: Vancouver Regional Construction Association|
Vancouver Regional Construction Association represents more than 700 general contractors, specialty trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and professionals active in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. VRCA members are involved in all size operations from multi-national corporations to small owner/operator businesses.
|BCCA: Resources From BC Construction Association|
BC Construction Association has information on accreditation, bid depository, green buildings, events, jobs, news, policies, reports & publications, standard documents, planroom, directory, and industry links.
|Emporis: Online Database Of International Buildings, Construction & Real Estate|
Emporis.com is one of the worlds largest available platforms concerning building-related information. Here you find buildings, companies and photos in more than 50,000 cities worldwide. As an open platform, Emporis.com allows users and companies from all over the world to participate in the completion of building information in their own cities.
|BCBEC: Online Video On Building Smart With Energy Efficiency|
BC Building Envelope Council online video of their Building Smart With Energy Efficiency workshop focuses on energy efficiency in new and retrofit buildings. Industry leaders provided insights into key issues, including insulation strategies, high performance walls and energy-efficiency code requirements, and examined some of the challenges and options being explored in multi-unit residential and institutional buildings.
|RJC: Building Exterior Retrofit & Impact On Energy Performance|
Read Jones Christoffersen case study Building Exterior Retrofit and Its Impact on Energy Performance describes improvements made to an office building envelope and the mechanical system and how the integration of the two systems has significantly improved overall occupant comfort and reduced energy consumption. It presents a comparison of current energy consumption data with historical data obtained prior to the retrofit. (PDF)
|RMI: Guide For Landlords & Tenants In Working Together For Sustainability|
Rocky Mountain Institute and BOMA International guide Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants, addresses some of the nontechnical barriers to energy efficiency in commercial buildings, especially those barriers related to split incentives between building landlords and tenants.
|Building Science: Purchasable Book On High Performance Enclosures|
Building Science sells High Performance Enclosures: Design Guide for Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Buildings in Cold Climates. It provides guidance for architects and building enclosure engineers working to meet the growing need for buildings that have significantly lower operational energy consumption. $65 USD.
|NAHB: How-to Manual For Builders Of Light Commercial Buildings|
US National Association of Home Builders describes the manual that explains the differences between residential and light commercial construction, methods of contracting, OSHA requirements, building materials, licensing issues, codes & standards, plus common types of light commercial buildings.
|WBDG: Design Resources For Large Buildings|
Whole Building Design Guide site offers information on design guidance, products & systems, project management, cases studies, publications, and links to more information.