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BOMA Resources

BOMA Annual Publication SPACES

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See the 2016 SPACES magazine online now, or to receive a print copy of this magazine please call our office at 902-425-3717.

BOMA Floor Measurement Standards

BOMA Sets the Standard in Measuring Buildings

In 1915, BOMA International published the first Standard Method of Floor Measurement for Office Buildings. It has been accepted and approved by the American National Standards Institute. Throughout the years, the standard has been revised to reflect the changing needs of the real estate market and the evolution of office building design.

This latest version, Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010), provides a uniform basis for measuring rentable area in both existing and new office buildings by taking a building-wide approach to floor area measurement. It provides a methodology for measuring both occupant space as well as the space that benefits all occupants.

Visit the BOMA International Standards page for more information.

BOMA E-Energy Training

e-Energy Training is an interactive web-based training program for building operators, building engineers and facility managers. Participants develop the skills and knowledge to identify energy reduction opportunities and learn how to develop strategies to encourage stakeholders to save energy. The online format allows participants to learn at their own pace at work or from home. For more details, visit the e-Energy Training website.

BOMA BEST®

BOMA BEST® (Building Environmental Standards) is a national program launched in 2005 to address an industry need for realistic standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings based on accurate, independently verified information. Today, BOMA BEST® has evolved from simply identifying key best practices to providing common standards; an array of on-line assessment tools; and a four-level performance certification program. The certification is available for six specific building types: offices, shopping centres, open air retail plazas, light industrial buildings, multi-unit residential buildings and health care facilities (NEW!).

To find out how to certify your building under the BOMA BEST® program check out the BOMA BEST® website at www.bomabest.org or call the BOMA Nova Scotia office at 902 425 3717.

BOMA International Bookstore

BOMA International is the leading source for information on the commercial real estate industry. Visit their online store today.

 

External resources

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia offers businesses a range of energy solutions from no-cost upgrades to financial incentives and technical support for larger energy efficiency upgrades. Visit their webpage for more information.

Dalhousie University

BOMA Nova Scotia has partnered with Dalhousie University to offer a Introduction to Real Estate Management course in the Winter semester. Visit the Department of Management website for more information, or call the BOMA office at 902-425-3717.