BOMA BEST is a series of programs that are both certifications and building management tools. They encourage smart and sustainable solutions for existing buildings, promoting health, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and low-carbon performance. Its certification represents a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and is driving change. Over 400 Buildings are certified in the BOMA Edmonton region.

EDMONTON BUILDINGS & MEMBERS WITH BOMA BEST CERTIFICATIONS

HISTORY

BOMA BEST, founded in 2005, is North America’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings.

BOMA BEST Sustainable certification recognizes excellence in energy and environmental management and performance in commercial real estate. The Program is managed by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) and delivered by the eleven Local BOMA Associations throughout Canada.

BOMA BEST Smart certification, introduced in 2023, doubles as a management tool, guiding owners and managers on digital transformation within the built environment to optimize operations, drive sustainability, create unique user experiences, and deliver financial value to their stakeholders and customers.

WHY BOMA BEST?

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

GREEN-CERTIFIED BUILDINGS USE 35% LESS ENERGY WHILE EMITTING 35% LESS CARBON

MARKETABILITY

GREEN-CERTIFIED BUILDINGS HAVE A RESALE VALUE 13.8% HIGHER THAN NON-CERTIFIED BUILDINGS

ASSET VALUE

GREEN-CERTIFIED BUILDINGS HAVE 7% HIGHER LESS ENERGY AND 35% LOWER VACANCY RATES

BOMA BEST PROGRAMS

BOMA BEST SUSTAINABLE

A practical approach to making building operations more sustainable.

BOMA BEST Sustainable is a certification program and a building management tool that provides a road map on how to decarbonize, reduce water and waste, retrofit for accessibility and equity, and navigate climate risk.

Mission
To make buildings more sustainable by providing a road map on how to decarbonise, reduce water and waste, retrofit for accessibility and equity, and navigate climate risk.

Our Journey
Since 2005, BOMA BEST is North America’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings. It is a unique, voluntary program designed by industry for industry; it provides owners and managers with a consistent framework for assessing the environmental performance and management of existing buildings of all sizes and types.

BOMA BEST SMART

Using technology to optimize the building experience.

The certification program doubles as a management tool, guiding owners and managers on digital transformation within the built environment to optimize operations, drive sustainability, create unique user experiences, and deliver financial value to their stakeholders and customers.

Mission
To guide owners and managers on digital transformation within the built environment to optimize operations, drive sustainability, create unique user experiences, and deliver financial value to their stakeholders and customers.

Our Journey
In 2022 BOMA BEST set out to create a program that would allow building owners and managers with more informed & streamlined decision-making capabilities through analytics & automation, enabled by sharing information between systems. It would enhance wellness, supports sustainable environments and creates unique & tailored experiences for the users.

All underpinned by technology.

BOMA BEST CERTIFICATION LEVELS

BOMA BEST AWARDS

The BOMA BEST Awards by BOMA Canada recognizes buildings and their teams’ commitment to performance, and fostering a culture of environmental responsibility and sustainability.

BOMA BEST Spotlight Awards will celebrate a team’s commitment to a single building that tells a unique sustainability story.

The primary objective of the BOMA BEST Spotlight Award is to showcase and acknowledge innovative achievements in sustainability within the BOMA BEST Sustainability program. By highlighting best practices and innovative approaches, this award aims to inspire others to adopt similar strategies, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable built environment. 

Application deadline: July 15, 2024. For more details view the Entry Requirements PDF below.

BOMA BEST Prestige Awards celebrate high scoring achievement in each of the BOMA BEST certification asset classes.

The highest scoring building from each BOMA Local in each BOMA BEST asset class (e.g. the highest BOMA BEST score for office, light industrial, retail etc. for each Local association) will automatically be entered into the National BOMA BEST Awards presented during the National Awards Gala at BOMEX annually.

Only BOMA BEST buildings verified between April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023, will be considered for 2023 and then the cycle will renew.

BOMA BEST CERTIFICATION

1. ELIGIBILITY

This will identify your building type, eligibility and introduce you to our Baseline Practices

2. REGISTER

You simply need to answer a few key questions to get your building registered. 

3. QUESTIONNAIRE

It’s time to begin the questionnaire. Go through each of the Focus Areas and provide your supporting documentation.

4. VERIFICATION

Your questionnaire is complete. Now you need to schedule your on-site verification.

5. CERTIFICATION

Congratulations! Once your building has successfully passed the verification, it is now certified.

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