BOMA BESt and LEED
BOMA BESt utilizes the framework of the Go Green (basic level one) best practices and the Go Green Plus Assessment. It has integrated both into one harmonized program that offers four levels of certification from basic level one to the more rigorous levels two to four.
By participating beyond level one, we have access to a unique web-based assessment tool that measures the environmental performance of individual buildings and provides detailed information regarding the steps to be taken to meet or exceed level two requirements for:
- Energy: consumption, features, management and transportation
- Water: water efficiency
- Resources: waste reduction and recycling
- Emissions, Effluents and Other Impacts: air emissions, ozone depletion, water effluents, hazardous materials, hazardous products, health and safety, and the Workforce Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Indoor Environment: indoor air, lighting and noise
- Environmental Management: Environmental Management Systems (EMS) documentation, purchasing policy, emergency response and tenant awareness
BOMA BESt is designed to encourage sustainable best practices throughout our industry. It also empowers company-wide participation in the process and simultaneously works to educate everyone involved.
Triovest properties participating in BOMA BESt are able to:
- Develop action plans for savings on resource consumption costs and by reducing waste
- Evaluate a portfolio of buildings and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each building
- Benefit from a valuable tenant relations tool
- Foster increased environmental consciousness in building design and operations
- Recognize that environmental objectives are a key part of strategic asset planning
LEED New Construction and LEED Existing Buildings
Two environmental performance rating systems available through Canadian Green Building Council are LEED Canada New Construction (NC) and Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EB:O&M). The first is designed for new construction and the second is for existing building stock. Assessing the operations and maintenance performance of existing buildings utilizing the LEED EB:O&M program is an appropriate measure to drive continuous improvements in environmental performance of buildings that have already achieved a level three or higher rating in the BOMA BESt program.