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BOMA Canada initiates technical and content review of BOMA BESt

Toronto, ON – BOMA Canada is kicking off a national review of the BOMA BESt environmental certification program today by inviting BOMA members and other interested parties to submit recommendations on how to improve BOMA BESt. To participate in the 2010 BOMA BESt Review, go to www.bomabest.com/recommendation/ to submit comments and feedback on the BOMA BESt program.
 
Comments can be as specific as the wording of a particular question, or more general about the program overall. BOMA Canada is interested in performing a thorough review of all of the BOMA BESt assessments that are currently available and capture the input of the real estate industry.
 
"BOMA BESt was created by the industry and for the industry, and the 2010 BOMA BESt Review will continue to reinforce that," BOMA Canada stated in its news release. "The technical and content review of BOMA BESt will build on the lessons learned by the thousands of applicants and associated stakeholders who are familiar with the program."
 
Anyone can provide recommendations through the BOMA BESt website. BOMA local associations across Canada will also be engaging their local environmental committees and members to provide recommendations for improving the program. In addition, a third-party consultant review will also be conducted to further inform the process, before a national committee makes final recommendations on changes to be implemented in 2011.
 
The core objective of the 2010 BOMA BESt Review is to ensure that the BOMA BESt assessment questions and best practices continue to reflect the realities of real estate operations. This includes ensuring that the program is up to date, and providing better resources and documentation to applicants. Industry input will help to identify where further guidance or technical specifications would be helpful to applicants and provide the right information.
 
Complete details about BOMA BESt, including a list of all certified buildings, are available at www.bomabest.com.