Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International
Washington, District of Columbia
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, a leading commercial real estate trade association, represents over 16,500 members who collectively own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of office space in North America representing more than 80% of the market. This is the second time BOMA has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
Launching the BOMA 360 Performance Program, a groundbreaking new program to recognize commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management, including participation in ENERGY STAR and benchmarking through EPA's Portfolio Manager. In 2009, 37 buildings earned the designation.
Advancing its 7-Point Challenge to achieve a 30% improvement in energy efficiency by 2012. Through 2009, more than 120 organizations representing over 3 billion square feet of office space have endorsed the Challenge, an increase of 1 billion square feet over 2008.
- Streamlining and reoffering its 6-module course on strategies for improving energy efficiency and using EPA's Portfolio Manager--more than 14,000 industry practitioners have been trained to date.
- Encouraging its members to continue to benchmark and share their buildings' energy performance with the BOMA master account. To date, more than 1,000 member buildings have been shared, totaling 270 million square feet and achieving a portfolio-wide average energy performance score of 78.
- Promoting the use of its Green Lease Guide and Energy Performance Contract Model among members.