Sustainability Resources

Green Rating Programs

  • BOMA 360 Performance Program
    BOMA 360 is a building designation program that recognizes excellence in building operations and management based on industry best practices administered by BOMA International.
  • BOMA BEST
    BOMA BEST is Canada’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings administered by BOMA Canada.
  • BREEAM
    BREEAM is a sustainability assessment method for buildings based on performance benchmarks.
  • EPA ENERGY STAR
  • ENERGY STAR certification is awarded to building achieving an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher and is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Green Globes
  • The Green Globes is an online assessment for green building design, operations and management administered by the Green Building Initiative (GBI).
  • GRESB
  • GRESB is the portfolio-level standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking for real estate assets. GRESB recognizes the BOMA 360 Performance Program as a green certification for individual building operations.
  • LEED
    LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is available for all building, community and home project types administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Federal Resources

  • Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign
    BOMA has parterned with the Retail Industry Leaders Association, ASHRAE, and the U.S. Department of Energy to promote the significant energy savings opportunity from improved adoption of high efficiency rooftop units (RTUs) and RTU controls. Join the campaign to save energy and money today!
  • Better Buildings
    Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices. BOMA International is a proud founding member of the Better Buildings Alliance.
  • EPA ENERGY STAR
    • Tools and Resources Library
    • EPA Portfolio Manager : A free, interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment.
    • ENERGY STAR Benchmarking Starter Kit
    • ENERGY STAR® Label : To qualify for the ENERGY STAR, a building must earn a 75 or higher on EPA's 1-100 energy performance scale, indicating that the facility performs better than at least 75% of similar buildings nationwide. The ENERGY STAR energy performance scale accounts for differences in operating conditions, regional weather data, and other important considerations.
    • ENERGY STAR® Training : Free self-guided training and online presentations.
  • GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool
    This interactive online tool from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) helps building managers identify and prioritize cost–effective strategies to make office buildings and workplaces more sustainable. The Sustainable Facilities Tool makes it easy for both government and private–sector property managers to learn about sustainable practices and compare options for their renovation projects.
  • Green Lease Leaders
    Green Lease Leaders recognizes forward-thinking companies and real estate practitioners who break down barriers to high-performance buildings by revolutionizing leases to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability. Green Lease Leaders was developed by the Institute for Market Transformation with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance.

Education

  • BOMI Institute High-Performance Sustainable Buildings (BOMI-HP) Designation
    This three-course program teaches how to apply sustainable initiatives, optimize current and future high-performance building operations, and maximize cost-savings and environmental stewardship.
  • BOMA International Conference Education
    Held in June, BOMA’s annual conference features session on energy efficiency and sustainable practices.
  • BOMA International Webinar Portal
  • Access BOMA International award-winning sustainability program, BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP),[link to BEEP page] a six-course webinar series that teaches no and low-cost strategies for reducing energy. BEEP Plus [link to page] is a two-webinar course covering advanced metering and monitoring, and renewables and clean technologies. Manage industrial properties, then BEEP for Industrial Property Management [link to page] is the 5-webinar series for you. Plus take advantage of archived and live webinars on a variety of other sustainability topics.
  • Green Globes Professional Training
    Learn about green building topics and the Green Globes® certification process, sponsored by the Green Buildings Initiative (GBI).
  • USGBC Education and Training
    Expand your understanding of green building topics and issues and the LEED® certification process.