IntroducingBOMA BEST Smart Buildings

BOMA BEST Smart Buildings allows building owners the opportunity to harness the power of smart building technology, managing their buildings in a more efficient and more effective way. The program is a certification that doubles as a management tool, helping owners and managers plan and operate their properties in a manner that drives sustainability and the bottom line.

Building owners and managers that harnessing the tremendous opportunity that smart building technology offers in making buildings more efficient, healthier for tenants, and ultimately more sustainability focused can be best managed by taking a collaborative approach. That lead to the design of BOMA BEST Smart Building Certification.

What is a smart building?

A Definition

Enable and automate a more informed decision process by sharing information between systems.

Enhance wellness and experience for the user through seamless operations and tailored information.

Underpinned by Technology.

Understanding the aspiration

User Experience

End users of the building will benefit from greater building digital experiences.

Operational Efficiency

Efficiency and productivity increases through enhanced workflows.

Management Information

Access to rich data for enhanced performance and operational analysis while also allowing for wider digital data exchanges.

6 key building indicators
have been identified as essential to measure a smart buildings success


Artificial Intelligence


Cyber and Physical Security


Data Management




Health and Wellbeing



Our Partners

5 steps
to Certification

Pre Screen

Identify your building type.


Follow our easy steps to Register your username and your building.


Work through the questionnaire specific to your building type.


All buildings are verified by a third-party. An easy and educational process for all.


Your building is now certified – time to celebrate

Business Case Highlights for Smart Technology

Real-time efficiencies –

with real-time data flow, your team can respond immediately

Future proofing –

more complete historical data will allow you to prevent rather than react

Smart maintenance of equipment –

sensors can identify immediate inefficiencies

Improved productivity –

smart buildings provide a healthier, more comfortable, and more productive workspace

Decreased operational cost –

the more efficient your building, the more cost efficient it is

Efficient energy consumption –

greater efficiency, lower consumption. It is the basic principal behind smart buildings

Increase in the asset value –

implementation of smart applications create greater efficiencies, leading to increased asset values

Improved Sustainability –

all of these contribute to a more sustainable building

Who Benefits?

Building Owner and Managers

Smart building technology can give building owners and managers real time data to better plan and react to how a building is both managed and maintained.


Providing investors with transparent real-time reports for all smart buildings allows them to make more informed decisions about their portfolios.


It has been proven over and over again that employees are happier and more productive if they work in a building that is healthier and more efficient.

The Environment

Smart building technology will allow entire portfolios to be managed in a much more efficient and sustainability focused manner.

Case Study

745 Thurlow

An iconic office building located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver’s business district, this progressive office building was designed in 2015 by Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects, one of British Columbia’s most represented architectural practices. The unique design of 745 Thurlow is among one of the first office buildings in Downtown Vancouver built to achieve LEED Core and Shell Gold certification. This exceptional building is proudly managed by QuadReal Property Group, providing exceptional service to our tenants at 745 Thurlow.

Technology in our built environments is accelerating at an exponential pace – faster than we’ve ever seen before, even despite these unique market conditions. For too long, the term “Smart Building” was left undefined – leaving building owners and operators with little direction in the pursuit of technologies as they endeavoured to bring value to their occupants and improve their environments.

Thano Lambrinos, Vice President of Smart Building Technology & Digital Innovation at QuadReal Property Group and Chair of the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings stakeholder group.