Building  Owners  and  Managers  Association  International

Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA International Announces Support of CO2toEE

July 18, 2016

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 18, 2016) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International calls for common-sense policy change to expand energy efficiency investment in buildings to cost-effectively reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, increase employment and enhance competitiveness.

BOMA International supports efforts to ensure that real estate is incentivized and rewarded for making energy efficiency investments. Energy efficiency in buildings represents the largest untapped opportunity to cut CO2 emissions deeply and cost-effectively, and real estate owners should receive the financial value of the emissions that result from their energy efficiency investments.

BOMA is a longtime leader in advocating for sensible policies that support both real estate owners and the larger goals of clean energy, competiveness and sustainability. BOMA is adding its voice in support of CO2toEE, a broad private-public coalition advocating that investors in building energy efficiency receive the value of the CO2 reductions that result from their investments. 

“This change in federal, state, regional and international policy would help building owners and their tenants achieve lower operational costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions, while also driving economic growth,” said BOMA International Chair Brian M. Harnetiaux, senior vice president of Asset Management at McCarthy Cook “It’s a common-sense approach that would greatly assist the commercial real estate industry in continuing to make great strides in achieving its market transformation goals.”

By adding another financial incentive for investing in energy efficiency, CO2toEE would expand and deepen the market for energy efficiency products and services. Learn more about the CO2toEE initiative here.

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About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge. Learn more at www.boma.org​.

Contact
Jessica Bates
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6348
jbates@boma.org​
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