The BOMA Net Zero Challenge recognizes buildings that have achieved outstanding energy performance, have drastically improved their performance, or have demonstrated leadership through the implementation of replicable and innovative strategies that support efficiency and clean energy production.
“The Net Zero Challenge is about celebrating action, thought-leadership, and innovation within Canada,” says Benjamin Shinewald, President, and CEO at BOMA Canada in a news release. “It recognizes the very highest performers – both people and organizations – that are propelling a low-carbon, wholly sustainable commercial real estate industry.”
The BOMA Canada BOMA BEST Program supports building owners in the sustainable operations of their assets; the Net Zero Challenge is an evolution of the organization’s environmental commitment.
“Net zero energy buildings are becoming more attainable and there are a number of exciting initiatives happening right now,” says John Smiciklas, BOMA Canada’s Director, Energy and Environment. “The Net Zero Challenge provides an opportunity to share and encourage a significant shift in the industry.”
BOMA Canada is now accepting its first Net Zero Challenge applications in three award categories: Best in Class, Most Improved, and Innovation. Applications will remain open until July 16, 2018. Winners will be announced October 3, 2018, at the BOMA Canada National Awards Gala held during BOMEX 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, October 1-3, 2018.