Welcome to AOBA's Going Green Microsite
This is AOBA's one-stop resource for members seeking information about Going Green.
Working together with BOMA International and NAA, AOBA is committed to serving as an industry leader in promoting energy efficiency and to providing quality educational programs on sustainability topics and issues relevant to members.
In this section, you'll find resources on green legislative initiatives and incentives; helpful links and tips focused on energy efficiency, recycling, water conservation and LEED resources; and case studies contributed by AOBA members. You'll also find a page specifically for apartment residents; members are encouraged to provide a link to this page on their site.
DC Selected for EPA's Greening America's Capitals Program
DC was recently named one of five cities selected for the EPA's Greening America's Capitals program, with the area surrounding the Anacostia Metrorail system as a priority focus. Here's the final report: http://www.epa.gov/dced/greencapitals.htm.
Report Documents Global Market for Energy Efficiency Retrofits
According to a recent report, efforts to retrofit commercial and public buildings to make them more energy-efficient have many various drivers, including a sense of social responsibility to decrease greenhouse gases (GHGs), an attempt to retain tenants and gain a market edge in the competitive building market, and the desire to reduce operational costs by reducing energy consumption. Regardless
The AOBA Alliance, a subsidiary of AOBA, has more than 10 years experience in negotiating procurement contracts for energy generation. The Alliance identifies opportunities for participants to achieve savings in energy purchasing, including the purchase of "green" energy through renewable energy certificates (RECs).
Become a BOMA STAR! Please Share Your Benchmarking Data with BOMA International. It's an easy, quick way to support our industry. BOMA STARS is a new initiative to help members promote the importance of benchmarking energy data using the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager and sharing that data with BOMA. All data shared with BOMA International is kept strictly confidential. For more info, visit http://www.boma.org/getinvolved/BOMASTARS/Pages/default.aspx. To share this important info with your staff, please download a BOMA Stars Flyer.