Sustainable buildings use processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout its life-cycle.  Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

Why You Should Care

BOMA International believes that reducing energy consumption and taking other steps to “green” existing buildings helps drive ROI, keeps properties competitive with new construction, and benefits tenants and the environment.

How to Get Started

What is “Green”? – BOMA Watch cover story from 1st Quarter 2015

Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants.

Learn more about Sustainable Cleveland 2019 and the Cleveland 2030 District.

Visit BOMA International’s Resource Exchange.

Participate in the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP).

Be a vocal proponent of making commercial buildings more energy efficient! BOMA International has developed BOMA STARS to help achieve this goal. A critical step in this process is benchmarking your portfolio using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager.

See 100 Tips and Strategies to help Property Professionals Go Green.

Learn More about Recycling in Cuyahoga County.

Learn More about Recycling in Lake County.

Learn More about Recycling in Lorain County.

Learn More about Recycling in Geauga County.

BOMA Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Chapter of the USGBC try to coordinate our Green efforts as regularly as possible.

Want to know if there are funding sources for energy management projects?  Check out the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE).

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becoming a BOMA member.

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