Central City Receives Distinguished BOMA BEST Certifications
Blackwood Partners is pleased to announce that Central City received distinguished designations from the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA) BEST green building certification program in June 2019. The shopping centre received BOMA BEST Silver Certification and the office tower received BOMA BEST Gold Certification. These certifications recognize excellence in energy and environmental management and performance in commercial real estate.
BOMA BEST is Canada’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings. It is a unique, voluntary program designed by industry for industry; it provides owners and managers with a consistent framework for assessing the environmental performance and management of existing buildings of all sizes.
BOMA BEST assessed 10 key areas of the buildings’ environmental performance and management: (1) Energy, (2) Water, (3) Air, (4) Comfort, (5) Health and Wellness, (6) Custodial, (7) Purchasing, (8) Waste, (9) Site, and (10) Stakeholder Engagement.
Blackwood Partners recognizes the importance of saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. As such, Blackwood Partners sought this third-party BOMA BEST certification to assess how Central City’s retail and office buildings were performing amongst the industry. The results of the assessments confirmed the properties’ responsible property management practices. The assessments also provided concrete ways to improve, leading to more environmentally-friendly sites with benefits for visitors, shoppers, tenants, and contractors.
Representatives from BOMA British Columbia will be recognizing Central City’s achievements at an industry awards presentation in September 2019, providing BOMA BEST certificates for the shopping centre and office tower.
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