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Green / Sustainable Buildings use processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout its life-cycle. Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

  • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
  • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
  • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

Why We Care

BOMA believes that reducing energy consumption and taking other steps to “green” existing buildings helps drive ROI, keeps properties competitive with new construction, and benefits tenants and the environment.

How to Get Started

Participate in the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP). Consider making the series a part of your staff meetings.

BEEP seminars qualify for continuing professional development credits for the renewal of industry designations including RPA, FMA, CPM, ARM, SMA, SMT and CCM, and are approved for GBCI Continuing Education hours for LEED designations. BEEP Webinars can be found here.

The Water & Waste (W2) Challenge

The W2 Challenge is a two-year initiative to support commercial real estate practitioners in benchmarking water and waste consumption and associated costs, and implementing best practices to improve performance. With the support of a generous grant from Yardi, and in partnership with the BOMA Local Associations, BOMA International is proud to launch this Challenge that expands the sustainability efforts of the commercial real estate industry. The program runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019, and participants will be eligible for recognition for their leadership from BOMA International. Year 1 will establish a baseline and Year 2 will promote performance improvements.
More info here.

Be a vocal proponent of making commercial buildings more energy efficient! A critical step in this process is benchmarking your portfolio using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager.

ENERGY STAR Real Estate Workshop Series

Other Resources

Search for funding sources for energy management projects, check out the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE).

My HP Building Blog - A blog dedicated to high-performance and sustainable building practices.