Yearly Archives: 2015


December 2015

Tillyard proudly supports the Calgary Poppy Fund


Tillyard Calgary Supports the Calgary Poppy Fund

Tillyard Calgary Supports the Calgary Poppy Fund

Tillyard proudly supports Calgary Poppy Fund

Tillyard Management Inc.’s Calgary office is proudly supporting the Calgary Poppy Fund, which is a service branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Veteran’s Food Bank. The food bank is a Poppy Fund project.

This Christmas season, we should be aware that there are many people struggling to make ends meet. While there are unfortunately fewer corporate donations to the Veteran’s Food Drive this year due to the economic downturn affecting many companies, individuals and many corporations are still doing their best to help make up the difference. Together, we can help surviving veterans from distant conflicts, such as World War II, as well as more recent peacekeepers from Kosovo, Afghanistan, Syria, and elsewhere. Sadly, many of these veterans live below the poverty line.

The Calgary Poppy Fund is doing important work. Their mandate is that no veteran, veteran’s spouse, widow, or their dependents be deprived of the necessities of life. They are instrumental in providing food, shelter, fuel, dental care and prescription medicine to any veteran family that might be struggling. The Food Bank sends out more than 1,000 hampers of food every year to veterans and their families who live in the Calgary area.

So far, we have raised 410.8 lbs of food as well as $900 in cash donations. Please join us to try and make a difference for the families of Canada’s veterans. Food and toiletries are welcome donations.

The food drive will be running until December 31. You can find food donation boxes in the main level lobby as well as the 15 lobby.

Cash donations will be used to purchase Calgary Co-Op grocery gift cards that will be included in the hampers. Cheques can be made out to the Calgary Poppy Fund and can be dropped off in the Tillyard Management Office, Suite 310.

Tillyard Calgary is also proudly supporting Make-A-Wish Canada and Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids.

It is our hope that everyone has a happy holiday.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at Tillyard.

July 2015

Victoria BOMA BESt Level 2

Tillyard Victoria Achieves BOMA BESt Level 2

910 Government Street, boma best

910 Government Street

Tillyard Management Inc. is pleased to announce that we have achieved the BOMA BESt Level 2 designation at Harbour Centre, 910 Government Street. This is the result of an ongoing and concerted effort to go green and achieve management excellence in environmental and energy performance.  Since 2012, when we began upgrading our lighting and plumbing system, we have saved over $215,000 in electrical consumption and over $50,000 in water conservation (see previous post).

According to BOMA, Level 2 certified buildings meet all of the BOMA Go Green Best Practices, which is the requirement for BOMA BESt Level 1, but it also achieves a score of 70%-79% on BOMA’s Go Green Plus test. In order to meet this goal, our building managers supplied BOMA with extensive data on 910 Government Street’s consumption of energy over the period of one year to prove that it is meeting BOMA’s energy consumption benchmarks.

BOMA, the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada is “the voice of the Canadian commercial real estate industry” (see BOMA Canada). It is a critical organisation for the promotion of best practices and is a major advocate for change on issues of national concern.

March 2015

Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Initiatives Lead to Economic Savings at 910 Government St., Victoria 

Environmental initiatives

Harbour Centre, 910 Government St.

Who says saving the planet is prohibitively expensive?

Tillyard Management Inc. is pleased to announce that the environmental initiatives that we have undertaken at 910 Government Street, Victoria, at Harbour Centre are hugely successful. After achieving BOMA BESt® Level 1 certification in 2011, we replaced the building’s lighting ballasts and tubes with lower wattage alternatives that are more energy efficient. Ballasts can be found in fluorescent and HID (high-intensity discharge) lighting systems and act as voltage boosters for fluorescent light tubes.

We estimated at the time that our yearly savings in electricity would be about $39,500.

We were wrong.

An energy and water audit conducted earlier this year shows that we have actually saved $50,000 in electricity per year since undertaking this initiative – that’s a total savings of $200,000 worth of electricity to date, and those savings will only increase as we move forward.

But that’s not all.

We also installed low-flush toilets and, since we put them in four years ago, they have saved Harbour Centre a total of $50,000 in water costs to date.

These saving show that there is an economic advantage to following sustainability initiatives. At Tillyard Management Inc., we are proud to say that we are not only doing the right thing for our environment, we are also saving money for our property investors while we’re at it.