RPIC Speaker Series


Breakfast Speaker Series
May 18, 2017

The New BOMA BEST® 3.0

BOMA BEST® is Canada’s leading environmental certification program for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings and is used and mandated by government departments across Canada including Public Services, Parks Canada, Transport Canada, Saskatchewan Central Services, and Alberta Infrastructure.

Developed by industry and government stakeholders, BOMA BEST® is an affordable, effective and easy-to-use green building certification system and management tool for all existing buildings, regardless of size or class.

As a program truly focused on long-term building performance, BOMA BEST ® empowers building owners and managers with best-in-class environmental management practices. Our program enables better managed and performing buildings, resulting in healthier and more sustainable communities.

Benefits from recent studies show:

  • An average a 15% reduction in energy use over a three-year period.
  • A reduction in water use of 52% over 6 years.
  • An 18.7% higher occupancy rate than non-certified buildings.
  • A 7% higher tenant satisfaction score
  • A 5.6% higher lease renewal rate.
  • An 8 to 10% increase in asset value.

Come and learn about the new BOMA BEST 3.0 and how it can help reduce the environmental impact of your building.

This session will be of general interest to all real property specialists and of particular interest to the following specialists: property and facility management; architecture and engineering services; portfolio, program and policy management; real estate services; accommodation management; and, environment.



John Smiciklas, Director, Energy and Environment, BOMA Canada
John Smiciklas is the Director, Energy and Environment for BOMA Canada. In that position John leads the BOMA BEST existing building environmental certification program. John is also leading the development of the UN Smart Sustainable Cities Index in conjunction with 17 UN agencies. John’s prior experience includes Principal, Sustainability (MJRD Assessment); Director, Corporate Responsibility Programs (Research in Motion); and Manager, Sustainable Business Solutions (PricewaterhouseCoopers). John holds a B.A.Sc., Engineering (University of Toronto), has completed the Prince of Wales Business & Sustainability and Climate Change executive programs (University of Cambridge, UK), is the author of a number of papers focussing on technology and sustainability (published by International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the United Nations), was a UN Delegate to the COP 16 Global climate change talks and is a member of Canadian ISO committees for climate change, quality and city indicators.

Date and Time
Thursday, May 18, 2017


8:30 am to 9:00 am     
Light Breakfast

9:00 am to 10:30 am


National Research Council
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

**Limited free parking available.


Free! Includes light breakfast refreshments!

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