Washington, District of Columbia
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
BOMA International (BOMA) 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®—Sustained Excellence recognition for its leadership in promoting benchmarking and the adoption of energy efficiency best practices in the commercial real estate market. Key 2014 accomplishments include:
- Refreshing the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP), originally created in 2006, to reflect the latest industry trends, updated technologies.
- Updating the BOMA Green Lease Guide, first published in 2008, to include lease language to address renewable energy sources, building densification issues, electric vehicle charging stations, and more.
- Launching, in conjunction with the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation and the U.S. Department of Energy, the Building Retuning program, a series of live educational train-the-trainer programs focused on operational solutions to energy waste. These programs use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to establishing baselines and benchmark energy use over time.
- Expanding its energy education efforts to include industrial buildings. In 2014, BOMA worked to expand its Experience Exchange Report, which collects data on energy costs, ENERGY STAR scores, and green ratings programs, to include industrial buildings. BOMA’s Industrial Buildings Task Force also trained the industrial buildings community on energy management tools available to them, including Portfolio Manager.