BOMA BESt is an exciting new program for commercial buildings that recognizes and certifies those properties being managed with a commitment to environmental responsibility. BOMA BESt program provides the tools to enable building owners to reduce energy consumption and operating costs, as well as improving waste management.
The BOMA BESt initiative is a straightforward and a comprehensive program designed to certify the environmental responsibility of your building. Your BOMA BESt certification will be a true environmental statement to your tenants, occupants and visitors to your building. Indeed, all stakeholders will appreciate that environment is on the forefront of your agenda. BOMA is now accepting BOMA BESt applications from all commercial building owners.
The building industry worldwide is actively looking for ways to do its part in addressing concerns about conserving the earth's resources. Governments are examining issues surrounding use of energy, waste management and the generation of pollutants with increasing urgency. Changes in law are coming and the building industry has a choice: to be a leader in developing its own plans to conserve scarce resources or possibly be forced to do so by unnecessary government interventions.
There are many reasons to go forward BOMA BESt, notably reducing energy consumption and operating costs; enhancing environmental stewardship and due diligence; and improving tenant safety, health, comfort, and productivity. Both new and existing tenants will appreciate your buildings' image as environmentally conscious, and BOMA BESt's positive proof as to how well the building is performing
We think that BOMA BESt demonstrates tangible environmental leadership. It is our hope that BOMA BESt will not only promote increased environmental consciousness in the industry, but will also lead to healthier workplaces and sustainable building development and best management practices.
We encourage you and everyone on your team to become familiar with the BOMA BESt process and the requirements to obtain the certification. The application process is straightforward and inexpensive, and BOMA Members receive a discount on the application fees.
The program is about much more than just certification; the application process will help assess how well your building is performing and includes suggestions for tangible ways to improve environmental practices. Participants in this important national environmental initiative will be recognized as leaders in environmental stewardship. As buildings across the country achieve their certification, it is our hope at BOMA Ottawa that BOMA BESt will lead to healthier workplaces and sustainable building development and management practices.
A new group of BOMA BESt buildings was announced during the May Lunch Series Event with his Worship Mayor Jim Watson. In all, 21 buildings were cited for their success in achieving one of the four levels of BOMA BESt. For a complete list of the buildings follow the BOMA BESt link.
1400 St Laurent
1601 Telesat Court
3026 Solandt Road
Standard Life Centre
450 March Road
250 Albert Street
St. Laurent Shopping Centre
GE Real Estate
21 Fitzgerald Road
25 Fitzgerald Road
SNC Lavalin O & M
Central Experimental Farm
Government Conference Centre
East Memorial Building
Sir William Logan Building
Kanata Research Park Corporation
G. Best Building
Ontario Realty Corporation
Ottawa Courthouse & Land Registry
MacDonald Cartier Building