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Building Owners and Managers Association International

Tenant Star Signed into Law (5/7/2015)

On April 30, President Obama signed into law S. 535, the "Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015," which was co-sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). The legislation includes a provision to create a "Tenant Star" program to encourage commercial real estate tenants to benchmark their energy efficiency and earn recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Building owners across the country strive to distinguish their properties with ENERGY STAR® certification; the Tenant Star legislation aims to replicate the success of that program with commercial tenants. The program was endorsed by a number of real estate industry and environmental groups and enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress. BOMA supports the voluntary, cost-free program, as it allows tenants to work as partners with building owners and property managers to strengthen energy efficiency efforts in commercial properties.​