Answering the needs of:

Managers &


Smart Buildings:

BOMA BEST Smart Buildings will be the industry benchmark – defining how building owners and managers can leverage technology to realize significant value in their assets. The certification program doubles as a management tool, guiding owners and managers on digital transformation within the built environment to optimize operations, drive sustainability, create unique user experiences, and deliver financial value to their stakeholders and customers.

in taking part?

The BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Pilot Program is now fully subscribed and rolling out across Canada, the United States and Mexico. However, we invite you to complete the attached form to stay in touch on this exciting, new program and to be first in line when we move to public launch.

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What is a smart building?

A Definition

Creates more informed & streamlined decision-making capabilities through analytics & automation, enabled by sharing information between systems

Enhances wellness, supports sustainable environments and creates unique & tailored experiences for the users.

Underpinned by Technology.

Understanding the aspiration

User Experience

User-centric digital experiences will improve convenience, productivity, and engagement.

Operational Efficiency

Efficiency and productivity increases through streamlined and automated workflows.

Management Information

Access to rich data for enhanced insights, improving operational and financial decision-making abilities.

6 key
building indicators


Analytics & AI


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


understand where your building excels and where improvements can be made against similar assets globally

Future proofing –

robust digital infrastructure and asset data will allow you to embrace rapidly changing technologies

Smart maintenance –

sensors and predictive analytics improve maintenance schedules and identify deficiencies before a crisis

Decreased operational cost –

the more efficient the building is made with technology, the lower the operating costs

Improved productivity –

provide a healthier, more comfortable and more productive building

Reduce carbon footprint –

a reduced carbon footprint is a fundamental driver of smart buildings

Increased asset value –

smart technologies create efficiencies, better data and experiences, thereby increasing asset value

Improved Sustainability –

technology supports and improves your sustainability efforts

Who Benefits?

Building Owner and Managers

Owners and managers can save time and money, leveraging real-time data to better plan operations and maintenance.


Buildings in the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings program are designed to provide investors with real-time and historical reporting to allow them to make more informed short and long term decisions.


Recognizing the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings marker, increasingly sophisticated tenants will be assured that advanced digital technologies improve their experience and capabilities within your building.

The Environment

Technology will allow entire portfolios to more efficiently manage energy, reduce carbon, and enhance sustainability programs.

Pilot Project Buildings

Avison Young – 390 Bay Street, Toronto

BentallGreenOak – Sun Life Financial Centre, Ottawa

Dream – 80 Richmond Street West, Toronto

GWL Realty Advisors – The Livmore, Toronto

Ivanhoé Cambridge – Place Ville Marie, Montréal

Manulife Investment Management – Centre Manuvie, Montréal

Morguard – Penn West Plaza, Calgary

QuadReal Property Group – 745 Thurlow, Vancouver

Triovest – Gateway Centre, Mississauga

USAA Real Estate – 9830 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio

Livmore, Toronto ⁠– GWL Realty Advisors

In 2018, a new amenity-rich rental apartment building at the corner of Bay & Gerrard in downtown Toronto opened its doors to its very first residents. The building, which had been in the works for nearly seven years, unveiled its brand name – The Livmore – in 2017. Experience a more refined way of renting, and living, in the city.

One of the first of its kind in Toronto and featuring interior design by the world renowned Cecconi Simone, it’s rental on another level. And your home to a fuller life.

Place Ville Marie, Montreal ⁠– Ivanhoé Cambridge

Place Ville Marie (PVM) is one of the most famous and prestigious business campuses in Montreal. Designed by leoh Ming Pei and Henry N. Cobb, the building has a distinct cross-shaped tower – 1 PVM – the highest tower of its kind in Canada (188 m), that defines the Montreal skyline.

With a business campus, comprising five office tower addresses, a shopping gallery and a bustling outdoor esplanade in the heart of Montreal, which recently underwent a major transformation with a $200 million investment, PVM is an architectural gem and a symbol of modernism, interaction and innovation. Building on the strength of its already outstanding reputation, PVM has taken a decidedly avant-garde approach in investing significantly in recent years and equip the complex with new building systems and energy-efficient infrastructure. PVM is a connected, eco-responsible community and the proud holder of the following certifications: BOMA BEST Gold, BOMA Building of the Year (2011–2012), WiredScore Gold and LEED Gold. Ivanhoé Cambridge, the property’s manager, is the first company in Canada to obtain the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management, for its PVM business campus.

745 Thurlow, Vancouver ⁠– QuadReal

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.

Penn West Plaza, Calgary ⁠– Morguard

Penn West Plaza redeveloped from 2008 – 2010 is one of Calgary’s premier Class “A” buildings and consists of two office towers on a single pedestal over a shared underground parkade. The East Tower is 10 stories at 242,376 square feet the West Tower being 20 stories with 384,324 square feet.

The 2 towers are joined by an interior pedestrian bridge with a full-service Fitness Centre and a daycare on the 2nd floor of the West Tower and is connected to the City of Calgary’s +15 network of interior pedestrian walkways connected directly to Gulf Canada Square.

The Buildings are favourably recognized for being Energy Star, BOMA BESt, WiredScore and maintain high ratings in transit and walkability scores.

Gateway Centre, Mississauga ⁠– Triovest

1-8 Prologis Boulevard is a 370,236- square foot premier office complex comprised of three LEED® Gold- certified Class ‘A’ buildings in Mississauga, Ontario. The complex includes 1 Prologis (a five-storey tower), and 2&8 Prologis (comprised of a five-storey and four-storey tower connected by a two-storey link). The buildings are part of the larger Mississauga Gateway Centre business park.

For companies that consider convenience and access just as important as quality, 1-8 Prologis is unmatched. The complex is situated on 15.8 acres and is within walking distance of over 20 restaurants, entertainment destinations, and health & wellness facilities, offering tenants numerous opportunities to connect to the local community.

9830 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio ⁠– USAA

The Colonnade Centre is an award-winning building with excellent visibility from IH-10 West. It features a granite & glass exterior, vaulted, skylit ceilings and large floor plates.

  • Private indoor and outdoor balconies
  • Fitness centre complete with showers and lockers
  • 4 / 1,000 SF; structured and secured covered parking
  • On-site owner, property management & 24-hour courtesy officer
  • Energy Star award recipient (2012 to present) for operating efficiency
  • Certified Gold LEED-EB

390 Bay Street, Toronto ⁠– Avison Young

Centre Manuvie, Montréal ⁠– Manulife Investment Management

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.



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