Your Guide to Green and Sustainable Building Operations and Practices
Looking for information and guidance on green and sustainable building operations and practices?
BOMA's Sustainability resource site provides a step-by-step guide to finding information, training, best practices, and certification for commercial buildings and management teams – all in one place. BOMA will update this site on a regular basis, so be sure to check back often!
Watts to Water
The sixth annual Watts to Water Awards ceremony was held during the Denver Metro BOMA luncheon on June 8, 2016 at the Denver Athletic Club recognizing outstanding buildings in the Greater Denver Metro Area for superior achievement in the reduction of energy and water consumption. See the 2016 winners here.
Watts to Water is a first of its kind program dedicated to the energy and water use reduction of commercial properties in the Denver Metro area. Sponsored by Denver Metro BOMA, and partnered with the City Energy Project, the Denver Mayor’s Office and the Environmental Protection Agency, Watts to Water offers participants free sustainability training, tips and advice on how to best utilize ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Watts to Water educates participants about the most recent rebates and incentives for energy and water conservation.
Last year, Watts to Water members saved 7.8 million kWh of electricity, and 14 million kBtu of steam and natural gas. That’s enough energy to power more than 500,000 square feet of Denver office space*.
In addition, Watts to Water members reported more than 9.3 million gallons of water savings! Go to www.wattstowater.org for more information.
Denver City Energy Project
The first step in improving energy performance is to measure it. Benchmark your building using ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager tool and then share your score with the city to enroll in the Denver City Energy Project. The city is leading by example by benchmarking over 7 million square feet of its own buildings and committing to cutting their energy use 20% by 2020. Denver Metro BOMA has partnered with the City Energy Project, click the logo to find out more.
Enroll Your Building here.
Our mission is to promote Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing by providing leadership and support for a growing universe of PACE market participants.
Buildings use nearly one-half of the energy consumed in the United States, and three-quarters of the electricity. Making our buildings more efficient creates a huge opportunity for savings and positive change.
Energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives make America more independent and our states more energy secure, avoid the costs of building power plants and transmission systems, save money, create jobs and protect the environment.
Find out more here.
BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP)
Award-winning webinar program that teaches no- and low-cost strategies for improving energy efficiency in buildings.
Access pre-recorded programs here.
ENERGY STAR® Training
Free self guided training here.
BOMA International Sustainability Information
Find out more here.