“This year’s EARTH Awards applicants have implemented some impressive programs,” says Marc Intermaggio, Executive Vice President of BOMA San Francisco. “The Bay Area is a green magnet for many companies, and BOMA members contribute to our region’s reputation as one of the world’s most energy-efficient domains. California’s commercial structures average being 40 percent more energy-efficient than those in other cities throughout the nation.”
BOMA’s EARTH Awards recognize commercial property owners and managers for the most comprehensive resource management practices – including recycling, energy and water conservation, air quality and toxic reduction programs, support for public transit and tenant education programs that promote sustainability.
“The Bay Area’s commercial buildings are certainly going greener, and one of BOMA’s top priorities is to give our members tools and resources to do just that,” adds Stephen Shepard, executive director of BOMA Oakland/East Bay. “The EARTH Awards set benchmarks for sustainable practices and recognize our members whose programs rank the highest.”
The BOMA Earth Awards are grouped by building size (large, medium and small), with additional recognition for innovative practices. The winners of the 2013 BOMA EARTH awards are:
The EARTH Awards are just one of many innovative green programs offered by BOMA to its members. Other past and current programs include the High-Rise Recycling Program, BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) seminars that teach principals of energy management and use of the Energy Star® Portfolio Manager Tools, BOMA 360 Performance Program to measure and improve management of six distinct operational domains, BOMA International’s Experience Exchange Report, which has been benchmarking building performance for more than 90 years, and classes towards LEED accreditation.