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BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Version 2

Audit of a building's energy management and environmental impact. Points are awarded for answers to up to 175 questions, and a BESt level from 1-4 is awarded according the percentage of total potential points achieved (e.g., Level 2 is awarded if 70-79% is achieved, and so on).

BOMA BESt Class

Requirement

Level 1

< 70% on full assessment and

meet all BOMA BESt practices

Level 2

70-79% on full assessment and

meet all BOMA BESt practices

Level 3

80-89% on full assessment and

meet all BOMA BESt practices

Level 4

90-100% on full assessment and

meet all BOMA BESt practices

The energy component of the BESt assessment makes up approximately 35% of the total overall score, with points awarded to the specific reported energy use intensity (EUI, in kWh/ft²/yr ), which varies by building type. The following table is an example of three building types:

Office

 Shopping Centres

Multi-Unit Residential

EUI

Points

EUI

EUI

EUI

Points

< 36

8

< 23

< 23

< 30

8

< 32

16

< 22

< 22

< 28

16

< 28

24

< 21

< 21

< 26

24

< 24

32

< 20

< 20

< 24

32

< 20

40

< 19

< 19

< 22

40

< 18

48

< 18

< 18

< 20

48

< 16

56

< 17

< 17

< 18

56

< 14

64

< 16

< 16

< 16

64

< 12

72

< 15

< 15

< 14

72

< 10

80

< 14

< 14

< 12

80

Applicable Building Type(s)

Existing residential

Policy Requirement Level

Voluntary

Policy Sequence

Governance

Development Authority: Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada)

Implementation Authority: Local BOMA offices

Verification Authority: Third-party on-site verification

Enforcement Authority: BOMA-BESt

Compliance path

Energy Requirements:

End-uses considered:

Appliances, Space cooling, Space heating, Water heating, Lighting interior, Ventilation

Resources

Description

Notes

Climate Zones