Inaugural BOMA BEST Smart certifications awarded

Inaugural BOMA BEST Smart certifications awarded

Thursday, May 25, 2023

The first certifications have been conveyed through the new BOMA BEST Smart assessment and benchmarking program for digital optimization of building performance. The inaugural recipients earned Smart designations as enrollees in a pilot initiative ahead of last month’s official program launch, and will share their experiences during a webinar next week.

The awardees include:

  • Place Ville Marie, a 61-year-old, 47-storey cruciform office tower and retail complex in Montreal, owned and managed by Ivanhoé Cambridge;
  • The Livmore, a circa 2018, 43-storey purpose-built rental tower in Toronto, managed by GWL Realty Advisors; and
  • 745 Thurlow Street, a circa 2015, 25-storey office tower in Vancouver, managed by QuadReal Property Group.

“The teams have demonstrated leadership in managing and operating buildings that are not only energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, but also intelligent, adaptable and user-centric,” a commendation from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada states.

BOMA BEST Smart offers building owners/managers a tool to monitor technological systems and connectivity within their buildings, focusing on five key areas: security and safety; operations and management; network and integration; end-user experience; and reporting and analysis. The new certification makes its debut in tandem with BOMA BEST Sustainable, the fourth iteration of the widely adopted assessment and benchmarking program for the environmental performance of existing buildings.

Both programs are housed on a new platform, known as the BOMA BEST Hub. Registration for the expiring BOMA BEST 3.0 program closed on March 31 this year, but enrollees can still attain certification until September 30.

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