Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, a leading trade association in the commercial real estate industry, represents nearly 18,000 members who collectively own or manage 80% of the
· Training nearly 14,000 industry practitioners, including approximately 5,000 professionals in 2008, on strategies for improving energy efficiency and using EPA's Portfolio Manager.
· Encouraging members to benchmark and share the energy performance of their buildings with the BOMA BEEP master account; to date, more than 440 member buildings have been benchmarked, totaling almost 160 million square feet and achieving a portfolio-wide average energy performance rating of 80.
· Calling on members to use BEEP as a key resource in supporting the BOMA 7-Point Challenge to achieve a 30% improvement in energy efficiency by 2012; more than 100 organizations representing 2 billion square feet have endorsed the 7-Point Challenge.
· Releasing, in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative, the BOMA Energy Performance Contract Model, a business model for performing energy retrofits to improve existing buildings' financial and environmental performance.