3.0 Application Guide

3.0 Application Guide

BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings 3.0 Application Guide

Welcome to the BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings 3.0 Application Guide (updated June 2017). This guide is specifically written for buildings wishing to achieve a BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings certification using the new BOMA BEST Online Platform, as well as those wishing to use the new 3.0 version of the questionnaire.

Who should use this guide?

  • Applicants using the new BOMA BEST Online Platform certifying the following building types:
    • Office
    • Enclosed Shopping Centre
    • Light Industrial
    • Open Air Retail
    • Universal
    • Multi-Use Residential Building (MURB)
    • Health Care
  • Applicants certifying the above asset classes using the Portfolio Program


In this guide you will find information on the following (all updated Jan 2017):

  1. Step-by-Step Guide: Registration to Certification 
  2. Building type definitions
  3. Defining a single building in BOMA BEST
  4. Gross Floor Area to assess fees (New details)
  5. BEST Practices
  6. Verification process
  7. Benchmarking methodology for energy and water (New details)
  8. Scoring methodology
  9. Program Policies

Each section can be downloaded separately.