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!
Denver's Green Roof Initiative
The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is leading a formal stakeholder engagement and public input process to review and possibly modify the Denver Green Roof Ordinance. The city is committed to honoring the will of the voters by meeting or exceeding the benefits that the green roofs ordinance would have for our climate, reduced heat island effect, and storm water management.
DDPHE has formed a Green Roofs Review Task Force of stakeholders to develop recommended modifications, clarifications, and improvements to the initiative through a collaborative, consensus-based process. Denver Metro BOMA has a representative on the task force and BOMA is providing input and suggestions to be shared. The Green Roofs Review Task Force meetings are open to the public to attend.
Watts to Water
The sixth annual Watts to Water Awards ceremony was held during the Denver Metro BOMA luncheon on June 13, 2018 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 award 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’s benchmarking ordinance requires owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet to annually benchmark the energy use. The City’s programs also engage tenants to improve energy efficiency of their spaces and provide resources to improve the efficiency of buildings. View the 2017 Annual Report and Appendices.
Learn more about Energize Denver 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.