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This course provides information property and facility managers must have to increase occupant safety and comfort while facilitating building efficiency to meet the business goals of an organization. This course will cover building systems management, analytics and optimization, best practices in building operations and maintenance, and high performance security and life safety systems design. You do NOT need have taken Part I to take Part II.
Date: July 12-14
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Frost Bank Tower
401 Congress Avenue
11th Floor Conference
Austin, Texas 78701
Key topic areas:
energy management • security systems • business continuity • fire protection and life safety systems • electrical systems: clean power, green power, UPS systems and submetering • lighting • integrated pest management • solid waste management • vertical transportation systems • cleaning and maintenance of windows, metals, and other surfaces • contract cleaning • landscaping • parking
The Leadership BOMA program is geared toward our property management professionals. The program is designed to develop overall leadership skills, industry basics, and BOMA as an association.
It is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the industry and the association, network with peers, and develop valuable leadership skills that will help to advance your career. This select group of individuals will have the privilege of hearing from leading professionals, elected officials, and members in a small group setting. Price for the Academy includes: all books, materials, two RPA courses (one you select from the calendar), meals for all sessions, and the retreat (lodging, meals and transportation). Register by Oct. 31. Payment is not due until Jan. 31, 2019. (Partial payment can be made in 2018.)
John Bryant, BOMA International
It is my pleasure to inform you that our advocacy team recently accomplished a key victory in the battle to preserve ENERGY STAR.
Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees passed their Interior, Environment and Related Agencies 2019 Appropriations Bill. Included in the bills, and accompanying report language, is funding for the ENERGY STAR program, which includes the popular Portfolio Manager tool.
As you may remember, the Trump administration previously called for the elimination of the ENERGY STAR program in its 2018 budget proposal. Preserving ENERGY STAR immediately became a top legislative priority for BOMA, as we continually engaged Congress throughout the appropriations process.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump adjusted his latest budget request to propose transforming ENERGY STAR into a user-fee based system. While an improvement over the elimination of the program, we vigorously defended the current funding mechanism and structure.
The language in the Appropriations Report is as follows:
In addition, the Committee continues to support the EnergySTAR program at the fiscal year 2018 enacted level, and does not recommend a shift to a fee-based funding mechanism as proposed.
BOMA played a pivotal role in ensuring this language was included. We met with senior staff on the Appropriations Committees and worked with a coalition of real estate interests to make the case for ENERGY STAR, resulting in this victory.
The bills will now go to the full House and Senate for a potential floor vote. While we will need to continue to lobby Congress in support of ENERGY STAR, this is the best outcome we could have at this time.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me directly.
VP, Advocacy, Codes and Standards
Widely used as an industry standard, and the most public and comprehensive benchmarking system, ENERGY STAR bases its algorithm for a 1-100 score on a national data set called CBECS, the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey. Currently, the dataset is still based on CBECS 2003 data, which has been verified as the most accurate data set to date.
CBECS 2012 data will be the new standard baseline used as of August 2018 — resulting in an average drop in ENERGYSTAR scores in the range of 7-13 points for certain building types including Office, Multifamily, Retail, and Data Centers.
What does this mean?
If you are eligible for an ENERGYSTAR score above 75, certify early this year! On August 26th, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager will be updating the baseline, or median data, for comparison with the CBECS 2012 data. In order to take advantage of your current score before they drop in August, it's important to apply for 2018 Certification and submit before July 26. Any applications submitted thereafter will be subject to the new scoring methodology.
For more information about ENERGYSTAR, check out our blog on Score Updates here.
The Columbus Dispatch
Four Austin City Council members recently detailed their support for what they called an "open and fair process" regarding the development of McKalla Place, a 24-acre, city-owned site in north Austin.
Councilmembers Leslie Pool, Alison Alter, Ora Houston and Ellen Troxclair issued a press release urging a "broader conversation" about the site, which has been eyed by Crew operator Precourt Sports Ventures as a potential stadium site since March.
As Congress recently cobbled together the biggest tax overhaul since 1986, they nearly wiped out the essential sources of funding for large-scale community development projects — namely, three federal tax credit programs that attract private investment for neighborhood revitalization. Developers, financiers, and municipalities pushed back and managed to keep most of what they wanted intact. But now they are dealing with what some of them describe as the new tax law's unintended consequences.
Ultimately, a city's fate depends on the type of vacant land it has at its disposal, the strength of the local economy, and the policies the city enacts. A comprehensive inventory study helps to advance both research and practice in urban land policy.
Austin rounds out the top three, with nearly 71 acres in vacant, unimproved land parcels that are located within its central business district. Texas' Capital City is one of the country's fastest growing local economies. Since 2013, over 2 million square feet of new property has been built in the urban core alone. According to our research, over half of this was hotels, with housing, office space and parking structures taking a back seat.
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By Simma Lieberman
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