As part of its ongoing commitment to improving existing building performance and reducing environmental impacts through the BOMA BESt Program – Canada’s leading assessment and certification program – BOMA Canada is proud to present the BOMA BESt Energy and Environment Report 2013.
The BOMA BESt mission is to create a sustainable environment, one building at a time. The Program supports this by facilitating the continuous improvement of building operation and maintenance through the use of an online assessment tool followed by on-site third party verification.
The BOMA BESt Energy and Environment Report 2013 presents a detailed analysis of 455 buildings certified to BOMA BESt Levels 2, 3, and 4 between January 1 and December 31, 2012. This sample represents approximately 100 million square feet of Canadian commercial real estate. Building performance and management was analyzed in terms of the Program’s six key areas of assessment: energy, water, waste reduction and site enhancement, emissions and effluents, indoor environment, and environmental management systems. Results are presented for each asset class available in the BOMA BESt program: Office, Multi-Unit Residential Building, Enclosed Shopping Centre, Light Industrial, and Open Air Retail.