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BOMA International

Washington, District of Columbia

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a multinational federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Together its more than 16,500 members own or manage nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space. BOMA is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for its leadership in promoting benchmarking and the adoption of energy efficiency best practices in the commercial real estate market. Key 2013 accomplishments include:

  • Issuing its 7-Point Challenge; more than 130 participating member companies and BOMA local associations accepted the challenge to improve energy efficiency by 30 percent across commercial portfolios by 2012.
  • Gathering and evaluating data and feedback from the 7-Point Challenge case studies.
  • Educating industrial building owners, building tenants, and commercial brokers on the benefits of the ENERGY STAR program.
  • Partnering with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to address the split incentive barrier and identify opportunities for collaboration between owners and tenants, and together creating the guidebook, "Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants."
  • Increasing participation in the BOMA STARS initiative to promote the importance of benchmarking energy consumption in commercial buildings using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. BOMA also promoted the importance of sharing energy performance with its master account to demonstrate the effectiveness of the voluntary marketplace.
  • Continuing to track data from its member companies. BOMA’s shared portfolio consists of more than 3,300 buildings, totaling almost 10 billion in total square footage; 56 percent of these buildings have a 1–100 ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher.