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Green Buildings – Moving to the Mainstream

July 23, 2009


Ask around the development community and most of its members can tell you something about green buildings. Terms like LEED, BOMA BESt and geothermal heating and cooling systemsare becoming part of the real estate lexicon. As yesterday’s environmentalist has become today’s clean-tech engineer, the green building industry is no longer the development industry’s offbeat […]

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COMMERCIAL LEASES – GOING THE EXTRA (GREEN) MILE

October 7, 2008


Businesses all over the world are coming to terms with the societal and economic value of going green. While implementing a green strategy can be costly up front, the costs can frequently be recouped over time—the result being long-term benefits to those who go green but also to society at […]

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Spring Cleaning: Good News for Brownfield Developers

May 10, 2005


February 16, 2006 Update: The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal of McAfee v. Imperial Oil.   Recently, the province’s Supreme Court has twice addressed issues relating to the clean up of contaminated sites. In one case the Court limited the City of Vancouver’s ability to impose […]

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Neighbours Must Air Their Dirty Secrets – New Notice Requir...

May 6, 2002


It is bad enough to learn that your property is contaminated, now you may have to notify your neighbour of the contamination if it appears likely that the contaminants have migrated to their property. On February 4, 2002 amendments to the British Columbia Contaminated Sites Regulation came into effect. Among the amendments […]

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