Congratulations Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International for being named one of the “100 Associations That Will Save the World” by the American Society of Associations Executives (ASAE).
BOMA was recognized for its outstanding sustainability work and is featured on as the top example for sustainability, which is attributed to BOMA’s W2 (Water and Waste) Challenge.
BOMA’s W2 Challenge
The W2 Challenge was a groundbreaking, two-year program designed to encourage buildings in the United States to benchmark water usage and waste output and implement best practices to improve performance.
The W2 Challenge focused on securing the largest and broadest participation as possible, wherein participants committed to enter water and/or waste data at least quarterly in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® over the 2018 and 2019 calendar year. The challenge was open to all real estate sector properties, from commercial to residential to retail.
- More than 2,000 buildings participated the United States
- 412 cities were represented
- 493 million square feet of property were shared with the W2 Challenge in Portfolio Manager
BOMA’s Historic Pursuit of Improved Building Performance and Sustainability
Beginning in the mid-1990s, sustainability practices gained traction in building design and construction, and programs such as Green Globes, Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED), and others aimed took aim at energy-efficiency standards for new construction.
However, there was a gap. Once construction was complete, what strategies could building operators and managers use to make older buildings more sustainable?
Recognizing this, BOMA filled the gap with education and comparability data that would enable building operators and managers to understand, implement, and improve strategies necessary to improve performance and increase energy efficiencies.
BOMA’s tireless pursuit of improving building performance and sustainability is evident in its many programs, which have also won awards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and have achieved the coveted ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence.
Visit ASAE for more information about BOMA & Sustainability: Benchmarks for W2 and Preserving ENERGY STAR as a Free and Voluntary Program and ASAE Research Foundation Case Study: BOMA Benchmarking in Pursuit of Sustainability.
Visit Facility Executives for more information about BOMA’s W2 Challenge and Champions.