Friday, May 17, 2013

BOMA Bay Area EARTH Awards Recognize Buildings’ Best Green Practices

BOMA San Francisco Members:

BOMA member buildings that are going greener with winning sustainability programs were honored yesterday at the BOMA San Francisco and Oakland/East Bay’s annual EARTH Awards event.

“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:

Large Commercial Property Winners (over 500,000 square feet)

1st Place: One Front St., San Francisco, Jones Lang LaSalle 

2nd Place: Hills Plaza, San Francisco, Jones Lang LaSalle 

3rd Place: One Maritime Plaza, San Francisco, CBRE, Inc. 

Medium Commercial Property Winners (300,000 to 500,000 square feet)

1st Place: Russ Building, San Francisco, Shorenstein Realty Services 

2nd Place: 650 California St., San Francisco, Tishman Speyer 

3rd Place: 2100 Powell, Oakland, Hines Interests Ltd. Partnership 

Small Commercial Property Winners (under 300,000 square feet)

1st Place: 150 California St., San Francisco, CBRE, Inc. 

2nd Place: 501 Second St., San Francisco, The Swig Company 

3rd Place: 633 Folsom St., San Francisco, The Swig Company 

Innovation of the Year

Landscaping for the Community 

101 California St., San Francisco, Hines Interests L.P. 

Recognition of Innovation

Cleaning with Orbio 

101 California, San Francisco, Hines Interests L.P. 

A Garden for The Tenants 

1001 West Cutting Blvd., Richmond, Wareham Development 

Tenant Loop Condenser Water Retrofit 

One Maritime Plaza, San Francisco, CBRE, Inc. 

Temperature Sensors for Steam Traps 

The Mills Building, San Francisco, The Swig Company 

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.

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