1 BOMA BESt AND LEED EBOM COMPARISON INTERNATIONAL FACILITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION James Furlong, CET, LEED AP - Senior Associate, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
2 BOMA BESt BOMA - Building Owners and Managers Association Self governed association by its elected executive committee and board of directors BOMA BESt is a national environmental recognition and certification program for existing commercial buildings. BOMA BESt is the next evolution of BOMA Canada's Go Green program.
3 BOMA BESt BOMA BESt helps assess how well your building is performing and includes suggestions for tangible ways to improve environmental practices. Currently suitable for multiple tenant facilities Commercial office building Applications for retail (malls) Light industrial pending development Future additional modules online for MURB and other facility types
4 LEED EBOM LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design EBOM: Existing Building Operations & Maintenance LEED EBOM is a existing building rating system administered by the Canada Green Building Council, a National Non-Profit Organization, affiliated with the US Green building Council. LEED EBOM helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental, resource and health impacts. Suitable for all building types
5 Who is the USGBC / CaGBC? The USGBC / CaGBC is a coalition of the country s foremost leaders from across the building industry. They promote buildings that are: Environmentally responsible Economically profitable Healthy places to live and work
6 What is their Role? Market transformation Offer expertise Provide tools Educate the industry and the public Forum for industry dialog
7 Market Shift
8 WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL Inventory the issues and building system technologies Catalogue delivery systems, occupancies, and performance requirements 3.0 Optimize through continuous alignment of performance, market and business attributes
9 What is the LEED System? LEADERSHIP in ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN A leading-edge system for certifying DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION of the greenest buildings in the world.
10 Advantages of LEED Defines green with common vocabulary and framework Third Party Verified vs. Self Assessment Flexible & Non-prescriptive Financially feasible Utilizes relevant building standards Relevant to the building industry
11 Living Building LEED Platinum LEED Gold Variations in: Energy consumption LEED Silver Energy generation Pollution External costs to society LEED Certified Market Building
12 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Similarities Application and Certification Process Four levels of certification Certification Cost Energy Performance Focus Potable Water Use Reduction Focus Waste Reduction Focus Air Quality Focus Operations Focus
13 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Application and Certification Process BOMA BESt: Primarily online Register your ID Request building Submit Application Fee Proceed through Questionnaire Lock your data 3 rd Party Verification Results Possible Resubmission within 90 days LEED EBOM: PDF documentation / Online Registration / Digital Submission Register your Building Submit Application Fee Collect Prerequisite / Credit Documentation 3 rd Party Submission Review Additional Audit Submission / Review Results Re-Verification (additional cost) New results
14 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Four levels of certification BOMA BESt: Level 1 Meet BOMA Go Green best practices Level 2 70% - 79% score on Go Green Plus Assessment Level 3-80% - 89% score on Go Green Plus Assessment Level 4 90%+ score on Go Green Plus Assessment LEED EBOM: Certified Meet all prerequisites in the rating system and earn points Silver Prerequisites and points Gold Prerequisites and points Platinum Prerequisites and points Architect : NBBJ Architect NBBJ Architects
15 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Certification Cost BOMA BESt Building Size Member Non-Member Fee Fee Under 100,000 ft2 $ 1,250 $ 2, , ,999 ft2 $ 1,750 $ 2, , ,999 ft2 $ 2,500 $ 3,500 Over 500,000 ft2 $ 3,000 $ 3,500 Office Complex - 2 Buildings $ 4,000 $ 7,000 Office Complex - 3 Buildings $ 6,000 $ 7,000 Office Complex - 4 or more Buildings $ 7,000 $ 7,000 Over 2 million ft2 Review Review LEED EBOM Fees TBD Dependant on Building Area Fee for Application and Certification Architect IBI Group / Henriquez Partners Architects
16 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Energy Performance Focus BOMA BESt: Walk through Energy Audit or acceptable equivalents Min 12 month Energy bills collected Snapshot* of Current Building Energy Uses Lighting Fixtures HVAC Equipment Efficiency Green Energy Source Energy Policy Commissioning Preventative Maintenance Sub-metering LEED EBOM: Conduct Energy Audit that meets ASHRAE Level 1 Requirements Establish min. energy performance and achieve increased level of operating efficiency Encourage on or off site renewable energy Re-commission or conduct ASHRAE Level 2 Audit *Note: Snapshots can be construed as entering current building status as is, or a guideline for changes to pursue to meet the requirement suggested.
17 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Energy Performance Focus BOMA Energy Point Distribution Energy Consumption 80 Lighting 25 HVAC Equipment 22 Controls 11 Hot Water 12 Other Energy Efficient Features 13 Green Energy 12 Envelope 35 Energy Management 80 Transportation 60 Do You Have Energy Efficient Equipment Installed in Your Building? Purchase of Green Power, Other Renewable Energy Sources
18 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Potable Water Use Reduction Focus BOMA BESt: Conduct walk through water audit Snapshot of current water use in the building Irrigation Non-potable Consumption monitoring Leak check procedure Water conservation Policy LEED EBOM: Install permanent water meter(s) and track Reduce potable water usage of indoor plumbing fixtures below LEED Baseline Reduce potable water usage for irrigation Reduce potable water usage for cooling tower equipment Architect Mackey Mitchell Architects
19 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Waste Reduction Focus BOMA BESt: Recycling program Minimize Construction Waste Policy Snapshot of current building waste management Batteries Fluorescent laps Electronic waste Composting Conduct waste audit LEED EBOM: Solid waste management policy (R3) Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Policy Ongoing consumables Durable goods Facility Alterations/ Additions Reduce Mercury in Lamps Food Conduct waste Audit Architect Architect: : Nacht & Lewis
20 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Air Quality Focus BOMA BESt: Architect Architect: : Nacht & Lewis Ozone depleting substances Management and Phase-out Plan Hazardous Building Material Survey and Management Plan Snapshot of current building Emissions and Effluents Leak detectors Cooling system maintenance Contractor Chemical Storage Stormwater Management Asbestos/ radon/ PCBs LEED EBOM: Ozone depleting substance Phaseout Plan Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control Green Cleaning Policy High Performance Cleaning Program APPA Audit Sustainable Cleaning Material & Products Purchasing Sustainable Cleaning Equipment Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
21 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Air Quality Focus, cont d Architect : RNL Design Architect: BOMA BESt: Snapshot of Emissions and Effluents Continued WHMIS Pest control inspections Snapshot of current building Ventilation system Air intakes CO2 sensors O/A filters (MERV 8) Tenant IAQ complaint form/ incident logs Building Materials Policy LEED EBOM: Meet or exceed ASHRAE Ventilation Rate Procedure Tobacco Smoke Control IAQ management Program O/A filters (MERV 13) Permanent ventilation system monitoring Occupant Survey Environmental Purchasing Policy
22 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Comparison Lighting Focus BOMA BESt: Snapshot of the building lighting High frequency ballasts Controllable blinds / fixtures LEED EBOM: Occupant Control of Ambient and Task Lighting System Daylight or Views Levels meet IES guideline Task Lighting Daylight Cleaning schedule Group-relamping program Architect : RNL Design Architect:
23 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Differences BOMA BESt: Site pollution Transportation Noise LEED EBOM: Sustainable Sites Innovation in Operation Regional Priority Emergency Response Architect : RNL Design Architect:
24 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Differences BOMA BESt Site Pollution Focus Snapshot of Current Building s Status Contamination Phase 1 Environmental Assessment Remediation Enhanced ecological value Architect Architect: : SmithGroup *Note: Snapshots can be construed as entering current building status as is, or a guideline for changes to pursue to meet the requirement suggested.
25 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Differences BOMA BESt Transportation Focus Snapshot of Current Building s Transportation Accessibility Public Transport within 500m & Frequency Building Occupant Bike Racks & Showers Carpooling / Transit Pass
26 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Differences BOMA BESt Noise Focus Snapshot of Current Building s Noise Status Acoustic privacy Sound level meters
27 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Differences BOMA BESt Emergency Response Focus Snapshot of Current Building s Emergency Response Staff trained / signage Response plan On-Site Equipment Contingency Plans
28 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Differences LEED EBOM Sustainable Sites Focus Reward Environmentally sensitive building design Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan Environmentally Sensitive Management Plan Outdoor Pest Management Erosion and Sedimentation Control Landscape Potential Technologies & Strategies Reduction in Conventional Commuting over Performance Period Protection and Restoration of Open Habitat Stormwater Quantity Control Heat Island Reduction Roof and Non-Roof Light Pollution Reduction
29 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Differences LEED EBOM Innovation in Operation Focus Provide building operations, maintenance and upgrade teams with the opportunity to earn points for additional environmental benefits achieved beyond those already addressed by LEED EBOM
30 BOMA BESt & LEED EBOM Differences LEED EBOM Regional Priority Focus Provide incentive for the achievement of credits that address geographically specific environmental priorities. Examples: Significant Rainwater Capture in Desert Areas Passive heating in Northern climates
31 Cost Comparison 150,000m2 Building BOMA BESt LEED EBOM Level 2 Silver Certification Fee $3,000 $2,500 Registration Fee $0 $13,500 Operation Manager LEED Documentation 10 $750/credit $8,000 $41,250 Walk through Water and $5,500 $5,500 Energy Audit Total $16,500 $62,750 * LEED EBOM Certification and Registration Fee as per building of same size applying for Commercial Interiors *BOMA BESt 10 days documentation include documentation gathering and date impute, this is dependant on Operator experience.
32 Certification Categories BOMA BESt LEED EBOM Energy Water Waste Reduction Indoor Air Quality and Environment Sustainable Sites Innovation in Operations
33 Operations vs. Tenant Credits BOM A BESt LEED EBOM 12% 23% Operations Tenants 88% 77%
34 Which Program to Use BOMA BESt: Best suited for multiple tenant facilities i.e. commercial office building Applications for retail (malls) and light industrial pending development Small to medium facilities
35 Which Program to Use LEED EBOM is suitable where: Building was certified to LEED- NC (new Construction) or LEED CS (Core and Shell) Primary Tenant is also Owner or Building Manager Best Practice in Sustainability Regulations or Tenant Require it (i.e. Federal Government) Medium to large facilities
36 Energy Saving Tips Energy and Water Audit Before having an energy and water audit conducted on your facility, conduct your own review. There are a number of simple energy reduction opportunities with a quick return on investment (Low Hanging Fruit). Use the energy and water audit to identify more complex reduction opportunities and to provide a financial analysis of the opportunities.
37 Energy Saving Tips Lighting Replace incandescent lamps with CFL s Retrofit exit signs with LED lamps. Occupancy sensors in areas of periodic use with long run hours. Ensure exterior lighting is controlled by a photocell.
38 Energy Saving Tips HVAC Space temperature setback Incorporate an optimum start for the air handling systems Programmable thermostats. Timer on DHW recirculating pumps. Review and optimize operating schedules of equipment. Ensure controls are operating as they should.
39 Energy Saving Tips Envelope Seal any cracks or openings. Replace damaged weather stripping on windows and doors. Ensure doors close properly. Water Low flow aerators on lavatories. Moisture sensor on irrigation system.
40 Energy Saving Tips Tenant Awareness Program Shut down equipment at night and weekend Computers (including the monitor) Photocopiers Printers Encourage lights to be turned off when not needed. Make tenants aware of their impact on the energy consumption of the building.
41 Energy Saving Tips Plan Green There is currently a lot of infrastructure built in the late 70 s and in the 80 s in which major equipment is due for replacement. Evaluate your equipment replacement policies Do not change like for like Lifecycle renewals can create an opportunity to make changes that can have significant impact on your energy consumption.
42 Energy Saving Tips Understand Your Building How is the building working? Is it working as intended? How can it be improved?
43 Case Study Good Earth Building Good Earth Building 29 year old facility (circa 1980) Infrastructure failing Losing tenants Operations and utility costs increasing Chronic occupant complaints
44 Case Study Good Earth Building $1,000,000 Renovation Replace primary HVAC plant (boiler, chiller, cooling tower, pumps and motors) Controls upgrade Complete lighting retrofit
45 Case Study Good Earth Building 10 year simple payback 25% decrease in energy costs 50% reduction in maintenance costs Reduced tenant turnover Improved thermal comfort & lighting (reduced headache complaints) Considering BOMA BESt Level 2 Certification
46 Conclusion BOMA BESt To be used for multi-tenant buildings primarily commercial office Small to medium facilities Soon to apply to multi-tenant retail LEED EBOM To be used for Buildings with LEED NC or CS Certification Most Other buildings until BOMA BESt provides other packages Medium to large facilities
47 Thank You Questions & Answers James Furlong, CET, LEED AP Senior Associate, Stantec Sustainable Solutions th Street SE Calgary AB T2A 7H8 Ph: (403) Stantec Sustainable Solutions Carbon Consulting, LEED Consulting, Alternative Energy Systems, Performance Modelling and Verification, Existing Building Performance, Energy Procurement, Emissions Management, Corporate Sustainability Plans, Community Energy & Sustainability Planning, Green Policy