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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Asset Classes

Focus Area

Accessibility and Wellness

Topic

Equity and Inclusivity

Question #

A3.3 – Sense of Place

Question

Have measures been implemented to enhance occupant and visitor inclusivity through creating a sense of place in the broader community?

Applicability

Applicable to all buildings (systems or equipment in the owner or landlord’s control)

Answer

Select all that apply:

    • Ancestral land acknowledgement
    • Historical community acknowledgement (e.g. slavery, ethno-cultural)
    • Hosting events to celebrate location and connection to the community
    • Public art or interior/exterior design elements, such as murals to reflect and celebrate ancestral land use and community
    • Art by local Indigenous artists
    • Conservation of heritage features
    • Outdoor publicly-accessible and safe amenities
    • Installations or permanent displays recognizing the local geography or environment
    • Other structural or social strategies to enhance sense of place
    • N/A – no common areas/spaces on-site. Please provide documentation demonstrating spaces in landlord or owner’s control do not apply to these requirements

Description

For owner or landlord-controlled areas, indicate the inclusive amenity features that are either planned or already implemented to make building users feel welcome

Requirements

    1. Describe the measures implemented to enhance the property’s sense of place

Documentation

    • Description of strategies implemented with accompanying photos

Adapted BB3 Question

New in BOMA BEST 4.0

Suggested Lead

In-house, with third-party support

References

None

Crosswalk

TBD

Other Notes

The strategies covered under this Question is meant to go above and beyond common tenant / occupant engagement initiatives. Applicants are required to demonstrate the effort taken to understand building-specific DEI challenges and opportunities.

Scoring

1 Point per option, up to 4 Max Points

Verfication