Buildings 2025: Challenges and Priorities

Buildings 2025: Challenges and Priorities

Presented by Building Owners and Managers Association International Conference & Expo


Session Information

In light of the pandemic, buildings will continue to evolve between now and 2025.



  • What will happen with outdoor spaces, already at a premium?
  • How will “hoteling” spaces, cubical offices, and common spaces be re-made?
  • Predictions on expected key challenges and top priorities, including the role transparency will play in building health and safety.
  • Importance of building wellness assessments and third-party indoor air quality certification.





October 9, 2021

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM



Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Boston, MA


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About BOMA International Conference & Expo

This year’s theme “Boom. Everything’s Different” speaks to the immense disruption, change, and opportunity that today’s commercial real estate professionals are navigating. The BOMA 2021 education program has been designed with the challenges of this moment in mind, offering more than 40 sessions on relevant topics like the evolving workplace, workforce development, and emerging technologies. Organized across eight distinct focus areas, attendees can customize their itinerary and select topics corresponding with their own educational needs. Whether it’s exposure to new technology, tips for increasing asset performance, or a fresh approach to a frequent tenant issue, seasoned industry veterans and emerging professionals alike can expect to learn something new at BOMA 2021.


About BOMA International

Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of U.S. local associations and global affiliates. The leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals for more than 100 years, it represents the owners, managers, service providers, and other property professionals of all commercial building types, including office, industrial, medical, corporate, and mixed-use. BOMA International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations, and assets. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge.

Greenbuild Conference: Effective Cleaning or Hygiene Theater?

Greenbuild Conference: Effective Cleaning or Hygiene Theater?

Protecting Indoor Air Quality Amid the Pandemic



The unprecedented focus on the safety of indoor spaces in the pandemic is normalizing hazardous cleaning practices that diminish the health benefits of green buildings. Over-emphasizing toxic cleaning chemicals can create significant health risks for building occupants, including – ironically – serious respiratory disease. How can building managers ensure effective pandemic protocols without creating a new set of health risks? Can third-party certifications add a meaningful measure of health protection? And how can managers leverage the increased attention on indoor air quality to effect progress toward sustainability goals?


This panel will take a deep dive into important considerations around pandemic-era cleaning, including health and environmental impacts, protecting vulnerable populations, promoting equity for frontline workers, and other emerging issues.


Experts from Corporate Sustainability Strategies, BMS Building Maintenance Services and Green Seal will provide insight into how industry leaders are meeting this challenge and provide actionable guidance for guarding against the spread of COVID-19 while protecting indoor air quality and sustainability goals.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the health impacts of exposure to disinfecting chemicals and identify safer disinfection products and techniques to support effective and responsible building re-entry
  • Understand the basics of implementing the LEED Safety First Pilot credits
  • Understand how a Green Cleaning program enhances a hygiene-focused cleaning program and how to effectively communicate this to building occupants and stakeholders
  • Understand the real consequences of product over-exposure on custodial teams and other front-line workers so that their health and wellbeing can be addressed as a priority



  • Doug Gatlin, MPP, LEED AP, CEO, Green Seal
  • Brenna Walraven, MBA, BOMI-HP, BOMA Fellow, RPA, CPM, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies
  • Emily Gove, LEED AP O+M, TRUE Advisor, Corporate Director of Sustainability and Training, BMS Building Maintenance Service
  • Taryn Tuss, MS, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Green Seal



When & Where

September 22, 2021
3:00PM-4:00PM PT


In-person in San Diego & On-Demand



San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA


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