BOMA BESt®(Building Environmental Standards) is a national program launched in 2005 by BOMA Canada to address an industry need for realistic standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings based on accurate, independently verified information.
Today, BOMA BESt® has evolved from simply identifying key best practices to providing common standards; an array of on-line assessment tools; and a four-level performance certification program.
The certification is available for six specific building types: offices, shopping centres, open air retail plazas, light industrial buildings, multi-unit residential buildings and health care facilities (NEW!).
BOMA BESt® Version 2, the latest iteration of this popular program, was released in January 2012. All certifications or recertifications must be obtained using this standard. For more information on the difference between BOMA BESt® Version 1 and BOMA BESt® Version 2 click HERE (overview) or HERE (presentation).
Don’t forget to check out the Verifier Report – a new feature of Version 2 – for a quick glance at your performance in each section of the assessment!
For more information on the NEW BOMA BESt® Health Care module, visit Tools & Resources
As of December 31, 2014, over 4,124 buildings, representing hundreds of millions of square feet of Canadian commercial real estate, have achieved BOMA BESt® certification and/or recertification.
The 2015 National Green Building Report (NGBR) celebrates – and details – the 562 buildings that achieved BOMA BESt® certification between January 1st and December 31st, 2014.
BOMA Canada is proud to introduce our new Portfolio Program for Light Industrial and/or Open Air Retail properties.
Benefits of the Program include continuous certification, an annual fee, buildings can be registered from multiple geographic regions, fees based on square footage rather than on a building-by-building basis.
Review the BOMA BESt Portfolio Program Guide for more information.
TCRs 17 to 23 are now in effect (as of April 20, 2015)
These modifications will impact all users of the tool currently completing the assessment. For an overview of all changes, please visit the TCR section of the website. For details on the TCR process review section 5. Technical Clarification Requests of the BOMA BESt Application Guide.
BOMA Canada is pleased to announce the launch of its sixth BOMA BESt module – BOMA BESt Health Care!
Visit the Tools and Resources page to download the BOMA BESt Heath Care questionnaire and an introductory presentation to the module.