Place Ville Marie among the participants in the BOMA BEST pilot project for smart buildings

TORONTO, ON, April 15, 2021 – The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) announced today the launch of the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings (Link) Certification Program’s Pilot Project. This certification sets a global standard for how smart buildings are measured, while also providing users with a roadmap to drive further asset enhancement and investment.  Drawing on the success of BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings, which has 3,100 certifications around the world, the program will kick off with over a dozen premier buildings across North America as pilot certification sites. BOMA BEST Smart Buildings is positioned to drive tenant experience, sustainability, the bottom line, and does so by considering six key indicators:

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Cyber and Physical Security
  3. Data Management
  4. Connectivity
  5. Health and Well-being
  6. Sustainability

BOMA Canada is proud to announce that the following buildings will be included in the pilot:

  • Avison Young - 390 Bay Street, Toronto
  • BentallGreenOak - Sun Life Financial Centre, Ottawa
  • Dream - 80 Richmond Street West, Toronto
  • Epic Investment Services - TBA
  • GWL Realty Advisors - The Livmore, Toronto 
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge - Place Ville Marie, Montreal
  • Morguard - Penn West Plaza, Calgary
  • QuadReal Property Group - 745 Thurlow, Vancouver
  • Triovest - Gateway Centre, Mississauga
  • USAA Real Estate - 9830 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio

“We are deeply proud to launch BOMA BEST Smart Buildings into pilot,” said Benjamin Shinewald, President and CEO of BOMA Canada.  “Like everything we do, this program really is by the industry, for the industry, and the fact that we have some of the biggest commercial real estate companies in the world lining up to support it speaks volumes about the value we expect to deliver to our membership."
BOMA BEST Smart Buildings fills a gap in the market,” said Thano Lambrinos, Vice President, Smart Building Technology & Digital Innovation at QuadReal and Chair of the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Advisory Council.  “Nothing exists quite like this exciting new program which is poised to organize and standardize the very notion of a smart building and, thereby, enable us to measure how our buildings are performing, and how they can perform in the future.”

BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Partners


About BOMA Canada 

BOMA Canada is the voice of the Canadian commercial real estate industry. A national not-for-profit association, with strong associations in each major region in Canada, BOMA Canada is comprised of over 3200 members, representing close to 2.1 billion square feet of commercial space in the country. Members include building owners, managers, developers, facilities managers, asset managers, leasing agents and brokers, investors, and service providers. 

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For additional information, please contact: 
Victoria Papp


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