How long does it take to complete the BOMA 360 application?
Most applicants complete the BOMA 360 application in a few hours or days if the required documentation is well organized in advance; however, it may take several days or weeks to gather the documentation needed to start the application process if a building doesn’t have centralized documentation in place.
Can I submit applications for my entire portfolio of buildings?
Yes, and BOMA encourages full portfolio participation to demonstrate your company’s commitment to management and operations best practices. Separate applications for each building are required; however, you will be eligible for a 15% portfolio discount on application fees for 10 or more buildings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and instructions.
For an office park or complex, is a separate application for each building required?
If the buildings in the office park or complex participate in the EER and benchmark with ENERGY STAR as separate buildings, then they are considered separate buildings (and separate applications) for the BOMA 360 Program.
Is an ENERGY STAR® label required for the building?
No, an ENERGY STAR label is NOT required. The building is eligible as long as building data is reported annually using ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager and this data is shared with BOMA International.
How do I share data with BOMA from ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager?
Sharing data with BOMA is easy. Information is included in the downloadable instructions for completing the BOMA 360 application. All data shared with BOMA is kept confidential.
What if I missed the deadline for the EER survey?
The EER survey is open between January 15 and April 1 (approx.) annually. If you miss the deadline for submitting your building’s performance data to the EER survey, you can still apply for “provisional approval” for the designation. Simply indicate on the application that you are applying for provisional approval* and then complete and submit the rest of the application. BOMA will review your application but will delay conferring the BOMA 360 designation until you complete the next EER survey. By choosing this option, you lock in the application fee and speed up the BOMA 360 approval process once you submit your EER data. *Please note: provisional approval is accepted for the initial application only; designees are required to meet EER requirement annually.
What if my building is not eligible to participate in the EER?
You may still apply for the BOMA 360 designation. There is an opportunity to indicate on the application that your building is not eligible to participate in the EER; this requirement is then waived.
Does the BOMA 360 designation require renewal?
Yes, recipients must re-apply every 3 years to maintain the designation and pay renewal fees in effect at that time. Recipients must also provide annual verification that the program prerequisites for the building continue to be met. There is no fee for this annual reporting requirement. BOMA International will contact all designees in advance of their annual report and 3-year renewal with further information and instructions.
Are the records and other information submitted with the applications protected?
Yes, all information and supporting documentation from applicants will be kept in strictest confidence. Individual building data is not shared, published, or reported in any way.
Once I submit an application for my building, can I access that information in the future?
No, once an application is completed and submitted, that information is no longer available to the applicant. BOMA International strongly encourages applicants to save copies of all information and documentation before submitting their application for future reference and renewal of applications. This is done to protect proprietary information and ensure security of information.
You can also refer to the FAQ guide for a printable list of common questions and helpful answers.