BEST Practices

Templates

Templates are available to support the development of each BEST Practice.

These templates can be especially useful if the program, plan, or policy does not yet exist in the building. The BEST Practices do not need to be presented using this format, rather they are provided as a helpful guide.

5 steps
to successfully use the templates:

  1. Select your building type from the list below
  2. Select the BEST Practice applicable to your building’s situation
    • Accepted Equivalents may be available if the building has been occupied for fewer than 2 years OR if 75% of utilities are purchased directly by tenants.
  3. Download the appropriate Template
  4. Complete the Template with the information required
    • You must include details specific to your building.
  5. Upload the completed document to your BOMA BEST questionnaire

NOTE: Using a template does not necessarily mean the BEST Practice has been met. It must be appropriately completed.

Office

Office BEST Practices Guidelines are available here. Please review them if you are unsure whether an Accepted Equivalent is applicable to your building.

Best Practice

1

Preventative Maintenance Program

Download

Best Practice

2

Energy Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

3

Energy Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

4

Energy Reduction Targets

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

5

Water Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

6

Water Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

7

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

8

Occupant Service Request Program

Download

Best Practice

9

Hazardous Building Material Management Program

Download

Best Practice

10(A)

Hazardous Chemical Product Management Program

Download

Best Practice

11

Green Cleaning Program

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

12(A)

Source Separation

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

13

Waste Audit

Download

Best Practice

14

Waste Reduction Work Plan

Download

Best Practice

15

Environmental policy

Download

Best Practice

16

Occupant Environmental Communication Program

Download

Enclosed Shopping Centre

Enclosed Shopping Centre BEST Practices Guidelines are available here. Please review them if you are unsure whether an Accepted Equivalent is applicable to your building.

Best Practice

1

Preventative Maintenance Program

Download

Best Practice

2

Energy Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

3

Energy Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

4

Energy Reduction Targets

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

5

Water Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

6

Water Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

7

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

8

Occupant Service Request Program

Download

Best Practice

9

Hazardous Building Material Management Program

Download

Best Practice

10(A)

Hazardous Chemical Product Management Program

Download

Best Practice

11

Green Cleaning Program

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

12(A)

Source Separation

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

13

Waste Audit

Download

Best Practice

14

Waste Reduction Work Plan

Download

Best Practice

15

Environmental policy

Download

Best Practice

16

Occupant Environmental Communication Program

Download

Universal

Universal BEST Practices Guidelines are available here. Please review them if you are unsure whether an Accepted Equivalent is applicable to your building.

Best Practice

1

Preventative Maintenance Program

Download

Best Practice

2

Energy Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

3

Energy Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

4

Energy Reduction Targets

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

5

Water Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

6

Water Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

7

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

8

Occupant Service Request Program

Download

Best Practice

9

Hazardous Building Material Management Program

Download

Best Practice

10(A)

Hazardous Chemical Product Management Program

Download

Best Practice

11

Green Cleaning Program

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

12(A)

Source Separation

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

13

Waste Audit

Download

Best Practice

14

Waste Reduction Work Plan

Download

Best Practice

15

Environmental policy

Download

Best Practice

16

Occupant Environmental Communication Program

Download

Light Industrial

Light Industrial BEST Practices Guidelines are available here. Please review them if you are unsure whether an Accepted Equivalent is applicable to your building.

Best Practice

1

Preventative Maintenance Program

Download

Best Practice

2

Energy Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

3

Energy Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

4

Energy Reduction Targets

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

5

Water Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

6

Water Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

7

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

8

Occupant Service Request Program

Download

Best Practice

9

Hazardous Building Material Management Program

Download

Best Practice

10(B)

Tenant Hazardous Chemical Product Management

Download

Best Practice

11

Green Cleaning Program

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

12(B)

Waste Reduction and Diversion Policy

Download

Best Practice

13

Waste Audit

Not applicable in this category

Best Practice

14

Waste Reduction Work Plan

Not applicable in this category

Best Practice

15

Environmental policy

Download

Best Practice

16

Occupant Environmental Communication Program

Download

Open Air Retail

Open Air Retail BEST Practices Guidelines are available here. Please review them if you are unsure whether an Accepted Equivalent is applicable to your building.

Best Practice

1

Preventative Maintenance Program

Download

Best Practice

2

Energy Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

3

Energy Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

4

Energy Reduction Targets

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

5

Water Assessment

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

6

Water Management Plan

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

7

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Program

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

8

Occupant Service Request Program

Download

Best Practice

9

Hazardous Building Material Management Program

Download

Best Practice

10(B)

Tenant Hazardous Chemical Product Management

Download

Best Practice

11

Green Cleaning Program

Conditions vary

Details

Best Practice

12(B)

Waste Reduction and Diversion Policy

Download

Best Practice

13

Waste Audit

Not applicable in this category

Best Practice

14

Waste Reduction Work Plan

Not applicable in this category

Best Practice

15

Environmental policy

Download

Best Practice

16

Occupant Environmental Communication Program

Download

Multi-Unit Residential

Not available.

Healthcare

Not available.