The Single Building stream of the BOMA BEST® Sustainable Buildings program is designed for those who prefer to pay a one-time fee for a three year certification. Upon expiry of the building, applicants will be required to register anew, paying a new fee, in order to obtain a recertification.
Once certified, applicants are granted continuous access to the BOMA BEST® Online Portal. Here you can update your monthly utility data to help track energy and water performance over time, as well as update your questionnaire when improvements are made to the building to see how this may affect your score upon recertification.
This program is based on an online application via the BOMA BEST® Online Portal and is administered by the Local Association (i.e. invoicing and verification scheduling). Multiple buildings can be registered via the Single Buildings stream. All asset classes are eligible to participate: Office, Enclosed Shopping Centre, Light Industrial, Open Air Retail, Universal buildings, Multi-Unit Residential Buildings and Health Care Facilities.
The Portfolio Program stream of the BOMA BEST® Sustainable Buildings program is designed for applicants who prefer to pay an annual fee for ongoing certification. This stream was developed to provide a cost-effective yet rigorous method for continuous BOMA BEST® certifications for portfolios of properties at all levels of certification.
Participants in the Portfolio Program are invoiced annually. Certification never expires provided verification is successful and the annual fee is received. Verification occurs on an annual basis. Buildings may be added or removed from the Portfolio as needed.
This stream is based on an online application via the BOMA BEST® Online Portal and is administered by BOMA Canada (i.e. invoicing and verification scheduling). All asset classes are eligible to participate: Office, Enclosed Shopping Centre, Light Industrial, Open Air Retail, Universal buildings, Multi-Unit Residential Buildings and Health Care Facilities.
For more information about the Portfolio Program stream, download the BOMA BEST®Portfolio Program Guide.
Leasing office space in a green certified building is a great step toward becoming a more environmentally conscious, sustainable organization. But how do you ensure that your efforts to support green building operations and provide a healthier work environment are actually happening and working? You need a framework to benchmark, monitor and set goals.
The BOMA BEST Sustainable Workplaces Program helps organizations be more sustainable. It also enables them to measure and monitor their environmental performance. They can then easily implement additional policies, procedures and programs that will provide:
• A way to measure, track, and reduce their environmental impact
• Employee engagement and recruitment
• Best practices to support a healthier work environment and a greener building
• Effective support for overall sustainability efforts
• Recognition as a leader in corporate sustainability efforts
Sustainability is something most of your team will value. We encourage you to find the ‘green heroes’ in your office and reward them with the implementation and oversight of this program.
Achieving certification takes just four steps:
Step 1 > Develop Policies
Step 2 > Create Goals/ Objectives
Step 3 > Develop / Implement Programs
Step 4 > Report for Certification
0-50 employees – $ 500.00
51-100 employees – $ 700.00
101-250 employees – $ 1,150.00
250+ employees – $ 1,900.00
For more information on this program, download the BOMA BEST® Sustainable Workplace Guide.