BOMA BEST® is a environmental certification program for commercial buildings.
The certification is available for office buildings , shopping centres , open air retail and s light industrial propertie .
BOMA BEST® (Building Environmental Standards) is a national program launched in 2005 by BOMA Canada to address an industry need for realistic standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings based on accurate, independently verified information.
Today, BOMA BEST® has evolved from simply identifying key best practices to providing common standards.
- An array of educational and on-line assessment tools
- Independent data audits
- And a four-level performance certification program.
The criteria are considered industry best practices and are listed as ten minimum requirements including:
Section 1 Resource Consumption
Requirement 1: Energy Use
Requirement2: Water Use
Section 2 Waste Reduction & Recycling
Requirement 3: Construction Waste
Requirement 4: Recycling
Section 3 Building Materials
Requirement 5: Hazardous Materials
Requirement 6: Material Selection
Requirement 7: Ozone Depleting Substances
Section 4 Interior Environment
Requirement 8: Indoor Air Quality
Requirement 9: HVAC Maintenance
Section 5 Tenant Awareness
Requirement 10: Communication Program