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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Asset Classes

Focus Area

Energy and Carbon

Topic

Energy and Carbon Assessment

Question #

E1.3b — Owner or landlord informs, tenant manages energy

Question

Does the owner or landlord conduct visual inspections of tenant-managed energy systems each year?

Applicability

Applicable to Light Industrial and Open-Air Retail buildings

Answer

Select one of the following:

    • Yes
    • No
    • Not applicable – lease prohibits landlord from inspecting any tenant-managed systems

Description

Assessments allow building management to identify opportunities for operational optimization and capital upgrades, focusing on the highest impact systems and areas.

The purpose of the visual inspection is to identify potential energy savings opportunities and provide general condition oversight.

Requirements

    1. Conducting a visual inspection of tenant-managed energy systems that serve tenant leased spaces, covering the following as applicable:
      • Lighting (interior and exterior)
      • HVAC (cooling, heating, air distribution, ventilation and exhaust systems)
      • Heating, chilled, condenser and domestic water systems and associated pumps
      • Refrigeration
      • Onsite power generation equipment, including renewable energy systems
      • Uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and critical power systems
      • Data centres and information technology infrastructure
      • Plug loads (including Office equipment, personal computers and appliances)
    2. This must cover a group of tenants that lease at least half of the total building area
    3. Visual inspection forms must be shared with tenants

      OR

    4. Submit excerpt from lease which details restrictions to landlord access of tenant spaces

Documentation

    • The most recent visual inspection forms of tenant spaces
    • Communication in which the results of this visual inspection was shared with tenants
    • Evidence that the inspections cover at least half of the area of the building

OR Excerpt from lease

Adapted BB3 Question

New in BOMA BEST 4.0

Suggested Lead

In-house

References

Crosswalk

TBD

Other Notes

None

Scoring

3 Points

Verification