The ‘greening’ of existing buildings, as opposed to focusing on only new construction, continues to have a large ongoing positive environmental impact. As North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, GAF has long backed building owners and managers in that effort. Now we are enhancing that support, by becoming the first roofing manufacturer to join the BOMA 360 Ambassador Program, which helps promote membership in the BOMA 360 Performance Program.
The BOMA 360 Performance Program recognizes excellence in building operations and management. More than 300 buildings have obtained the designation. The Program benchmarks a building’s performance against industry standards, and evaluates six major areas of building operations and management, including security, building management, education, sustainability, tenant relations, and energy usage. One of the best ways for an existing building to improve energy performance is to focus on the energy efficiency of the exterior building envelope; and the roof is often the most important part of that envelope, particularly for commercial structures.
GAF can help connect building owners and managers with leading roofing professionals, in order to evaluate the solutions that are best for their property. Best practices in improving roofing energy efficiency include an ongoing roof maintenance program; air and/or vapor barriers as appropriate to the structure; improved insulation; and of course cool roofing.
In addition to improving building operations, recognition from the highly regarded, national Building Owners and Managers Association can be a powerful tool in attracting tenants. That’s probably the reason that there are already over 300 BOMA 360 properties—and the number seems to be growing every week. Have you worked on a BOMA 360 property? Have you heard property owners and managers talking about the program?