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Building Owners and Managers Association International

The BOMA Water and Waste Challenge

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The W2 Challenge is a two-year initiative to support commercial real estate practitioners in benchmarking water and waste consumption and associated costs and implementing best practices to improve performance. With the support of a generous grant from Yardi, and in partnership with the BOMA Local Associations, BOMA International is proud to launch this Challenge that expands the sustainability efforts of the commercial real estate industry. The program runs from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019, and participants will be eligible for recognition for their leadership from BOMA International.  Year 1 will establish a baseline and Year 2 will promote performance improvements.


  • Sign-Up Form - Once you've committed to the Challenge, we'll make sure you receive program alerts and all of the Challenge's tips, tools and resources.
  • Account Sharing Instructions - After signing up, participants can follow these simple instructions to share your Portfolio Manager® account with the Challenge.


  • Webinar Recording - Sign up to watch the kickoff webinar, presented on January 16, which details the basics of the program and provides an in-depth tutorial on how to benchmark water and waste using Portfolio Manager.
  • Technical Assistance -- If you run into any technical issues with benchmarking, you can submit a question through the Portfolio Manager's Ask a Question feature and receive a response from an ENERGY STAR expert.


Why Participate?

Participation in W2 will allow you to:

  • Better understand and track how your building consumes water and manages waste
  • Compare your performance to your peers
  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Receive training and guidance on how to improve water and waste management practices
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Earn recognition for being an industry leader in benchmarking and performance improvements

Who Can Participate?

  • Any real estate practitioner who owns and/or operates one or more buildings
  • You don't need to be a BOMA member, and all building sectors are welcome

How Do I Participate?

  • Sign up
  • Share your buildings with BOMA's ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® account.
  • Enter water and waste consumption and cost data into Portfolio Manager at least quarterly.

Become a part of the W2 Challenge and JOIN TODAY!

What Recognition Can I Earn?

  • All participants will be recognized for accepting the Challenge
  • Buildings and portfolios that show any improvement in water and/or waste performance will receive recognition at a future BOMA International Conference & Expo
  • Selected success stories will be featured in BOMA publications
  • Participants are encouraged to use the Challenge logo and related materials to publicize their participation


For further information, please contact Ken Rosenfeld, BOMA International’s Director of State and Local Affairs, at