What is BOMA Best certification?

by Adelaide Z  |  December 7, 2010

Walking in the main lobby of our building one day I noticed some new signage on my way to the elevators. Our building was BOMA Best certified.

The BOMA Best (Building Environmental Standards) initiative is Canada’s leading environmental certification program for commercial buildings and Vigilant Futures’ is fortunate enough to have its headquarters in a BOMA Best certified building. (http://www.bomabest.com/)

Our building was certified in June this past year after several vigorous steps and tests. Vigilant retro-fitted its office space in 2009 to not only make the space more contemporary, but to include as many green design elements as possible.

The BOMA Best website lists many buildings in the Montreal area as being certified and Yahoo took note a few weeks ago naming Montreal the greenest city in Canada thanks to our many open-air markets that sell local produce and more notably, the BIXI system Vigilant Futures so proudly sponsors.

Check out Yahoo’s top 10 greenest cities list: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/yahoocanada/101110/canada/the_world_s_greenest_cities