Introducing Smart Buildings Pilot Project

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) announced today the launch of the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Certification Program’s Pilot Project. This certification sets a global standard for how smart buildings are measured,  while also providing users with a roadmap to drive further asset enhancement and investment. Drawing on the success of BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings, which has 3,100 certifications around the world, the program will kick off with over a dozen premier buildings across North America as pilot certification sites. BOMA BEST Smart Buildings is positioned to drive tenant experience, sustainability and the bottom line, and does so by considering six key indicators:

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Cyber and Physical Security
  3. Data Management
  4. Connectivity
  5. Health and Wellbeing
  6. Sustainability

BOMA Canada is especially proud of the industry support for this program, including from:

  • 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, Montreal
  • Morguard – Penn West Plaza, Calgary
  • QuadReal Property Group – 745 Thurlow, Vancouver
  • Triovest – Gateway Centre, Mississauga
  • USAA Real Estate – 9830 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio

“We are deeply proud to launch BOMA BEST Smart Buildings into pilot,” said Benjamin Shinewald, President and CEO of BOMA Canada. “Like everything we do, this program really is by the industry, for the industry, and the fact that we have some of the biggest commercial real estate companies in the world lining up to support it speaks volumes about the value we expect to deliver to our membership.”

“BOMA BEST Smart Buildings fills a gap in the market,” said Thano Lambrinos, Vice President, Smart Building Technology & Digital Innovation at QuadReal and Chair of the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Advisory Council. “Nothing exists quite like this exciting new program which is poised to organize and standardize the very notion of a smart building and, thereby, enable us to measure how our buildings are performing, and how they can perform in the future.”