BOMA Greater Phoenix is committed to making a positive impact through the built environment. Opportunities to save energy, recycle waste, and use greener products make a profound impact when done at the multitude of commercial buildings. The changes are simple, they save money and increase value to owners. Learn more about how your company can go green, and about others who have through this Webpage, Newsletter, Product & Services list, or our Featured LEED Buildings list.
Thank you to those who attended the Sustainability Tour of the USAA Campus at Norterra presented by the BOMA Green Buildings Committee. They plan on doing 3 additional tours this year and your feedback is very valuable in helping us plan for the future. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. If there is a particular building you’d like to tour, please mention that to a Green Buildings Committee member.
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To learn more click here! Certification: Gold Owner: Hines US Core Office Fund Location: Central & Washington Managed by: Hines LEED Consultant: Kirksey Engineering & Commission: TMD Sustainable Sites: 5/12 Water Efficiency: 6/10 Energy & Atmosphere: 20/30 Materials & Resources: 7/14 Indoor Air Quality: 11/19 Innovation in Operation: 6/7
Developed by BOMI International and Building Operation Management Magazine, the Sustain Smart Series is a new two-part online program designed for professionals who want to increase their knowledge in sustainability and learn to evaluate and implement sustainable best practices to positively impact their organizations bottom-line results. Each Series is broken into one strategic module per week that is led by a subject matter expert. Recognize your commitment to sustainability!
Series 1: Creating a Baseline and a Plan for Sustainable Initiatives (August 1 - September 19) Series 2: Best Practices for Sustainable Implementation (October 17 - December 12)
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Your Building - Can be a BOMA STAR! Part of the BOMA 7-point challenge is to reduce energy consumption 30% in BOMA buildings by 2012. By sharing your Energy Star information with BOMA International (strickly confidential), your building receives marketable recognition. At the same time, you help prove that we don't need government mandates to do the right thing for the environment! All data shared with BOMA International is treated similar to data submitted for BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report® in that it is kept confidential in the data collection and reporting processes. Learn more at BOMA International
Think your building out performs the rest? BOMA Phoenix has launched a Kilowatt Krackdown program to help achieve the BOMA 7-Point Challenge. Property managers, facility managers, maintenance staff and building engineers are invited to enter their buildings into a competition for recognition of their energy performance compared to similar building categories!
If your building is not already entered into the Portfolio Manager on ENERGY STAR (EPA’s benchmarking tool) you are invited to attend a free half day seminar. This interactive, computer class will show you how to start the benchmarking process for your buildings actually using the online program and will provide tips on how to achieve ENERGY STAR building certification. Class taught by Dave Munn, P.E. from Chelsea Group. Questions? Classes offered for APS Customers & SRP Customers.
- Learn to use the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
- Enter your own data into the system
- Leave class with a rating on your building
- Learn the next steps to improve your score
- Find out how to get ENERGY STAR certification
The Green Resource Energy & Environment Network BOMA International believes that reducing energy consumption and taking other steps to “green” existing buildings helps drive ROI, keeps properties competitive with new construction and benefits tenants and the environment. BOMA International is committed to providing the best resources to help building owners and managers wade through the sea of “green” to identify the solutions that work for you and your portfolio.
7 Point Challenge In July 2007, BOMA International launched the Market Transformation Energy Plan and 7-Point Challenge to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings by 30 percent by 2012. The resources in this 7-point challenge toolkit will help you:
-Learn more about the 7-Point Challenge and improving energy performance in commercial buildings.
-Develop strategies for reducing energy and benchmarking energy performance in your building(s).
-Promote the 7-Point Challenge and the importance of energy efficiency in commercial office buildings to building owners and managers, the media and public officials.
BEEP Finally! An innovative operational excellence program to teach commercial real estate professionals how to reduce energy consumption and costs with proven strategies for optimizing equipment, people and practices, developed by BOMA in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® program. BEEP’s six-course series gives you the information, strategies, technologies, how-to guides and resources you need to reduce energy and costs…all without leaving your office.
Building a Greener Future More companies are realizing that buildings can be environmentally friendly, cost efficient, and beautiful as well. Some business trends take time to establish themselves. But others set down roots in the marketplace and grow quickly. There’s no better example of this than the worldwide green building movement. This pamphlet from the BOMA International site shares a variety of green practices that are on the green path and how easy it is to follow.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
Wondering what energy incentives are available? The process can be time-consuming & mind-boggling. Try visiting the DSIRE website which contains a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. This website keeps track of the latest available incentives to make every building owner (and home owner) an expert in saving money while saving energy. No more headaches or special software this is your one-stop-shop.
EPA ENERGY STAR
Become Energy Star rated through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Sign up for free to become a Portfolio Manager and enter your building information into this confidential database. If your building is in the top 25% for that category it will become Energy Star rated. Compare your building against the national average of similar buildings. If seeking LEED certification, an Energy Star rating can be beneficial.
US Green Building Council
The USGBC is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
USGBC Arizona In 2001, Arizona was the third chapter to join USGBC which now consists of 80 chapters nationwide. The Chapter is comprised of strategic branches that support their local communities and the challenges unique and as diverse as the landscape of Arizona itself. Our leadership team consists of the Board of Directors who oversee Chapter policy, the Branch Governing Councils who are responsible for general operating policies and procedures for their respective branches with Committees that contribute to the development and operation of the chapter's activities and mission.