Building  Owners  and  Managers  Association  International

Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA Approved as USGBC Education Provider

February 22, 2010

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(WASHINGTON—February 22, 2010) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International today announced that it has been approved as a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Provider. USGBC has approved the technical and instructional quality of two of BOMA’s education series, the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) and the Sustainable Operations Series (SOS). BEEP’s six on-demand Webinars have been approved for a total of 12 GBCI CE Hours and the four Webinars in the SOS series have been approved for a total of six GBCI CE Hours, all counting toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

The BEEP series gives building owners and property managers information, strategies, technologies, how-to guides and resources to reduce energy and costs in their buildings. It was developed by the BOMA Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s ENERGY STAR® program and is supported in part by a grant from EPA. SOS builds on the BEEP program by clearly demonstrating how green operations can effectively enhance the bottom line, improve tenant satisfaction and benefit the environment. Each course features practical strategies and case studies on buildings that have employed green operating practices.

"BOMA has long been a leader in green education and we are proud to be a USGBC-approved Education Provider,” commented BOMA International Chair James A. Peck, RPA, FMA, senior director of asset services, CB Richard Ellis. “Both BEEP and the SOS series teach industry professionals practical strategies for optimizing energy efficiency and implementing sustainable operating procedures while focusing on ROI and improving the bottom line.”

BOMA is committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of the building industry and LEED Professionals through high-quality continuing education programs. As a USGBC Education Provider, BOMA has agreed to abide by USGBC-established operational and educational criteria, and is subject to annual reviews and audits for quality assurance.

All USGBC-approved Education Provider courses:

  • Support the LEED Professional Credentialing Maintenance Program
  • Are preeminent in green building education and align with USGBC’s educational mission
  • Are delivered in a variety of formats and target multiple learning levels and audiences
  • Are peer-reviewed to meet USGBC’s high standard for instructional design and content quality

For more information on BOMA’s education offerings, visit www.boma.org/TrainingAndEducation.

***

About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 18,000–plus members own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International´s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at www.boma.org.

Contact
Lindsay Tiffany
Manager of Media Relations
BOMA International
(202) 326–6365
ltiffany@boma.org