The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) has launched the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Certification Program’s Pilot Project.
This certification sets a global standard for how smart buildings are measured, while also providing users with a roadmap to drive further asset enhancement and investment.
BOMA BEST Smart Buildings aims to drive tenant experience, sustainability and the bottom line by considering six key indicators: artificial intelligence; cyber and physical security; data management; connectivity; health and well-being; and sustainability.
“BOMA BEST Smart Buildings fills a gap in the market,” said Thano Lambrinos, vice-president, smart building technology and digital innovation at QuadReal and chair of the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Advisory Council. “Nothing exists quite like this exciting new program which is poised to organize and standardize the very notion of a smart building and, thereby, enable us to measure how our buildings are performing, and how they can perform in the future.”
Drawing on BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings, which includes 3,100 certifications around the world, the program will kick off with more than a dozen premier buildings across North America as pilot certification sites. They include:
- Avison Young – 390 Bay Street, Toronto;
- BentallGreenOak – Sun Life Financial Centre, Ottawa;
- Dream – 80 Richmond Street West, Toronto;
- Epic Investment Services – TBA;
- GWL Realty Advisors – The Livmore, Toronto;
- Ivanhoé Cambridge – Place Ville Marie, Montreal;
- Morguard – Penn West Plaza, Calgary;
- QuadReal Property Group – 745 Thurlow, Vancouver;
- Triovest – Gateway Centre, Mississauga; and
- USAA Real Estate – 9830 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio.
“Like everything we do, this program really is by the industry, for the industry, and the fact that we have some of the biggest commercial real estate companies in the world lining up to support it speaks volumes about the value we expect to deliver to our membership,” said BOMA Canada President and CEO Benjamin Shinewald .