Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA)

Washington, District of Columbia

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA)

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 U.S. commercial real estate market. BOMA is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for expanding and improving the successful BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP), which delivers innovative operational excellence training and resources to industry professionals. BOMA has received ENERGY STAR recognition twice, and is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the first time this year. Key accomplishments include:

         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.

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