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 five specific building types: offices, shopping centres, open air retail plazas, light industrial buildings, and multi-unit residential buildings.
In January 2012, BOMA Canada announced the official launch of BOMA BESt Version 2, the latest iteration of this popular program. BOMA BESt Version 2 features a host of additional user-friendly features, updated questions and energy and water benchmarks in the building assessment surveys to reflect evolving industry best practices, and the addition of a survey for multi-unit residential buildings.
BOMA Canada proudly announces the release of its annual national green building report, the BOMA BESt Energy and Environmental Report (BBEER): The National Green Building Report!
The 2014 National Green Building Report represents BOMA Canada’s ongoing commitment to disseminate relevant and timely information related to the Canadian commercial real estate industry’s performance across a range of environmental impact areas. Download your free copy today! A summary report is also available.
On August 18, 2014 (NEW DATE) the BOMA BESt questionnaire (for all modules) will undergo some changes thanks to a new process called the Technical Clarification Request (TCR) process. These modifications will impact all users of the tool currently completing the assessment. For an overview of all changes, please read the BOMA BESt Report newsletter. For more details on each TCR, their implications on your assessment and the TCR process itself, please visit the new TCR section of the website.
BOMA Canada is pleased to announce the arrival of BOMA BESt Version 2! Version 2 is the next iteration of this popular program and includes revised assessment modules for several types of commercial properties (Offices, Shopping Centres, Light Industrial and Open Air Retail buildings) plus updated references and resources, expanded tips for applicants, and a host of user- friendly features! Version 2 also includes a new module for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings.