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Building Owners and Managers Association International

The EEB Hub Joins BOMA International as a Leadership Circle Partner

May 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
(WASHINGTON – May 3, 2013) The Energy Efficiency Buildings (EEB) Hub has joined forces with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International as the latest member of the BOMA Partnership Program.  As a BOMA Leadership Circle Partner, the EEB Hub pledges to support BOMA’s vital programs in advocacy, education and research.
 
BOMA International´s Partnership Program, developed in 2004, allows companies to invest in their own success and viability, as well as that of the building management industry. With three levels of participation—Cornerstone Partner, Leadership Circle Partner and Supporting Partner—the program demonstrates the commitment of leading organizations to support BOMA International with the resources to advance its various initiatives that benefit the entire commercial real estate industry.
 
The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub was established in Philadelphia by the U.S. Department of Energy as an Energy-Regional Innovation Cluster with a unique dual mission of improving energy efficiency in buildings and promoting regional economic growth and job creation.  The goal of the EEB Hub is to reduce energy use in the Greater Philadelphia commercial buildings sector by 20 percent by 2020.  To reach this goal, its efforts are concentrated on accelerating the adoption of Advanced Energy Retrofits by average-sized commercial buildings.  Led by Penn State, the EEB Hub includes 27 performer organizations, including research universities, DOE laboratories, industrial firms and economic development agencies.
 
“The Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub is a well-respected consortium of leading scientists and engineers and we are delighted to welcome them as a BOMA International Leadership Circle Partner,” said BOMA International Chair Joe Markling, managing director of Strategic Accounts with CBRE.  “We look forward to collaborating with the EEB Hub to help our members and the entire commercial real estate industry improve energy efficiency and maximize building operations.”
 
“The Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub is developing tools and strategies for building owners and operators to help them make their buildings more energy efficient while achieving operating savings and higher tenant satisfaction,” explained Laurie Actman, deputy director of the EEB Hub.  “BOMA is an essential partner in this effort and we look forward to working together to provide valuable information and insights to BOMA members.”
 
Learn more about the Partnership Program on the BOMA International website.
 
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About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates.  Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP.  Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.  Find BOMA online at www.boma.org.
 
About the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub
The EEB Hub was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an Energy-Regional Innovation Cluster with a unique dual mission of improving energy efficiency in buildings and promoting regional economic growth and job creation from its headquarters in The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The EEB Hub includes 27 performer organizations, led by Penn State, made up of research universities, DOE laboratories, industrial firms and economic development agencies.  Visit www.eebhub.org.
 
Contact
Courtney C. McKay
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6352
cmckay@boma.org
 
Kat Hinkel
Marketing & Communications Specialist
The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub
(215) 218-1086
keh211@engr.psu.edu