BOMA advocates for the reduction of building energy consumption through initiatives like upgrading energy and water systems, prioritizing occupant health, and minimizing waste and pollution. This proactive approach cultivates a positive environmental impact and yields a superior return on investment, ensures sustained competitiveness against new constructions, and promotes responsible property management practices. BOMA offers resources to effectively monitor and curtail energy consumption, empowering property owners and managers to implement energy-efficient measures and contribute to the development of a more environmentally sustainable built landscape. 



Participate in the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) 

BEEP® stands as the established standard for energy management training within the commercial real estate industry. Originally launched in 2007, the six-module curriculum underwent a comprehensive update in 2016 and 2017, aligning with the latest industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices. BEEP® v2.0 is designed to guide the industry in minimizing energy consumption and enhancing the energy efficiency of real estate assets. 

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Energy Star Benchmarking & Certification 

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

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Cleveland Property Tax Abatement for Green Buildings  

The City of Cleveland began providing a 100% tax abatement for homeowners and developers that build residential properties to the Cleveland Green Building Standard. Abatement is available for 10-15 years, depending on the type of project. The city also accepts LEED Silver as an alternative compliance path. 

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Commercial building recycling is crucial for reducing environmental impact by diverting vast amounts of waste from landfills, promoting resource conservation, and minimizing the extraction of raw materials. Additionally, it contributes to a more sustainable and circular economy, fostering responsible business practices that benefit both the environment and the bottom line. Learn more about your county’s program:  

Cuyahoga County. 

 Lake County. 

 Lorain County. 

 Geauga County. 

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