April 1, 2016
By Tara Jessup
New York, NY – The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Building Owners and Managers Association of New York (BOMA NY), and Urban Green Council, have announced the launch of Sustainability Boot Camp in cooperation with New York City.
This energy efficiency training program for New York building managers, superintendents, will be held at REBNY’s headquarters in Midtown starting this April. The pilot program – will offer Urban Green Council’s existing GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials (O&M) certificate and BOMA’s Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) training.
“Training building professionals through programs like Sustainability Boot Camp is an essential strategy for making our buildings more energy-efficient, increasing occupant comfort, and reducing energy costs,” saidDonna De Costanzo, Director of Northeast Energy and Sustainable Communities at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “This new initiative provides a great example of how government and the private sector can effectively collaborate to achieve our climate goals.”
Sustainability Boot Camp is ideal for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential and commercial buildings including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, and operating and stationary engineers.
"Building managers are our first line of defense to prevent wasted energy because they can identify efficiency and conservation measures that will work best for their buildings,” said Rory Christian, New York Director, Clean Energy for Environmental Defense Fund. “We applaud REBNY and its partners for promoting a training program designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving building performance.”