Thursday, July 21, 2016

BOMA International Advocacy Update: ENERGY STAR® Data Access Feature, Advocacy Webinar Access, and Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking

New ENERGY STAR® Data Access Feature

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® is a great tool for benchmarking commercial building performance—and it is a key part of submitting your property to the BOMA 360 Performance Program. Luckily, using it is now easier than ever. EPA has compiled a list of all known utilities that provide customers with benchmarking data, either in spreadsheet format or directly through their Portfolio Manager accounts. You can also search for your local utilities using the interactive map on the ENERGY STAR website. Simply type in your building’s zip code to find out if your electric and gas utilities provide benchmarking information.

Free Advocacy Issues Webinar Archive Available

Did you miss the live broadcast of BOMA International’s advocacy webinar? Not to worry—the free, hour-long webinar is now available online for on-demand viewing. Tune in at your convenience to learn more about the key legislative and regulatory issues facing commercial real estate, as well as what BOMA International staff is doing to make the industry’s voice heard on Capitol Hill and in the agencies. The webinar includes a rundown of what to expect from Congress during the remainder of this election year.

Deadline to Submit to LEEP Campaign Approaching

Time is running out for your building to take the LEEP! The awards submission deadline for the CCampaign is June 15. The LEEP Campaign, a Better Buildings Alliance initiative organized by BOMA International and other industry groups, is a recognition and guidance program designed to encourage facility owners and managers to take advantage of savings opportunities by installing high-performance, energy-reducing lighting in parking lots and garages. Joining the campaign gives members access to cost-saving tools and the technical expertise of the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE provides participants with all the information needed to decide which technologies work best in their parking lots.

Winners will be recognized this October at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Los Angeles. For more information, visit

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