Lunch & Learn seminars are hosted by Affiliate Members who share their expertise on a variety of topics related to managing operationally sound office buildings. Below is a list of previous Lunch & Learn topics dating back to 2013.

BOMA 2017 Measurements, Methodologies and Trends
Hosted by SDI Presence LLC
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Reroofing Considerations: Low-Slope Commercial Roof Assemblies
Hosted by Klein and Hoffman
Thursday, January 23, 2020

No Cost/Cost Energy Savings Through Building Re-Tuning & Continuous Commissioning
Hosted by Able Services
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Parking Structure Maintenance: Why is it Important?
Hosted by Rose Paving
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Legionella and ASHRAE-188 Essentials

Hosted by Global Water Technology

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Cybersecurity 101: The Overconfidence Trap

Hosted by AT&T

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Overhead & Pedestrian Doors: Preventative Maintenance & Safety

Hosted by Door Systems

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Public Way Approvals

Hosted by Foley & Lardner LLP

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


TOBY Best Practices Seminar: What it Takes to be a TOBY Winner
Hosted by the Education Committee
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ENERGY STAR Update & New City of Chicago Energy Rating System
Hosted by Environmental Systems Design (ESD)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Economics of Biophilic Design
Hosted by Khloros Interior Landscaping
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tapping Into Your Emotional Intelligence
Hosted by National Louis University (NLU)
Thursday, December 6, 2018

BOMA 360 Program Overview & Application Requirements
Hosted by the BOMA/Chicago Education Committee & BOMA International
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Effective Emergency Planning: Tips, Tools & Best Practices for Written Procedures
Hosted by BOSS Corporation
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Energy Contracting for Commercial Real Estate
Hosted by Transparent Energy
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Emergency Planning Services: The Best Practice All-Hazards Model
Hosted by Titan Security
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Keys to a Successful Building and Parking Structure Repair Program
Hosted by Walker Consultants
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Workplace Violence Prevention
Hosted by Whelan Security
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

TOBY Best Practices Seminar: What it Takes to be a TOBY Winner
Hosted by the Education Committee
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

2017 BOMA Building Measurement Standards
Hosted by SDI
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Construction Drawings 101
Hosted by Bear Construction
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

OSHA Requirements for Facade Access
Hosted by Thornton Tomasetti
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Delivering Powerful Presentations
Hosted by the BOMA/Chicago Education Committee
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Emergency Planning: The Do’s, Don’ts & Language Legalities
Hosted by SFPC & Associates, Inc.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Making Existing Buildings Smart
Hosted by Cypress Envirosystems
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Can Water Treatment Reduce Facility Operating Costs?
Hosted by Global Water Technology
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

TOBY Best Practices: How can you take home a TOBY? Learn from the experts!
Hosted by the Education Committee & TOBY Subcommittee
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Is My Building WELL Certification Ready?
Hosted by ESD Global
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Education Roundtable: Overview of BOMA/Chicago's Educational Programs
Hosted by the BOMA/Chicago Education Committee
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Coordinating NFPA 25 & 72 Inspection, Testing & Maintenance
Hosted by Siemens
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What Makes a Successful Retro-Commissioning Project
Hosted by Sieben Energy Associates
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Business Demand for Bandwidth
Hosted by Comcast Business
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Unleash the Leader in You!
Hosted by National Louis University
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Return on Investment (ROI) of Safety and Preparedness Explained
Hosted by SFPC & Associates, Inc.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Technology & Proactive Tenant Engagement - Engage, Educate & Empower Tenants to Drive Satisfaction & Retention
Hosted by Electronic Tenant Solutions
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Day in the Life: Exploring What's Possible and What's Practical with Building Intelligence
Hosted by Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
September 21, 2016

Energy Procurement 411
Hosted by BKE Energy
August 17, 2016

The Art of Managing Construction Risks
Hosted by Thornton Tomasetti
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Response & Business Continuity
Hosted by G3 Construction Group and Hygieneering, Inc.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

TOBY Best Practices
Hosted by BOMA/Chicago and the TOBY Subcommittee
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I Speak Locksmith! Locksmith Terminology of Property Management Professionals
Hosted by Glavin Security Specialists
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What is wrong with this Picture? Identifying the Good, Bad and Ugly in ADA Implementation
Hosted by Burnham Nationwide
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I'm Talkin Caulkin!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Hosted by Riggio/Boron, Ltd

Controlling for Legionella and Other Harmful Waterborne Pathogens in Building Water Systems - An ASHRAE Standard 188 Overview
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Hosted by Global Water Technology, Inc.

How Smart Buildings Make Properties Better & Safer
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Hosted by Kastle Systems

Comparing ComEd's Retro-Commissioning and ComEd's Monitoring-Based Commissioning Incentive Programs: What are Similarities? What are Differences?
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Hosted by Sieben Energy Associates

Preparing For and Mastering Media Interviews
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Hosted by Reputation Partners

Pushing your Parking Bottom Line
September 16, 2015
Hosted by Impark

Go Green with Solar Power
August 19, 2015
Hosted by Zonatherm Products

Red Light Cameras and Monitoring Based Commissioning – Who’s At Fault?
July 15, 2015
Hosted by The Hill Group

TOBY Best Practices
June 17, 2015
Hosted by BOMA/Chicago and the Education Committee

Sustainable Landscaping in the Urban Environment
May 20, 2015
Hosted by Landscape Concepts Management

Building Facade & Parking Garage Repairs and Maintenance
April 15, 2015
Hosted by Western Waterproofing

Saving Energy and Improving Your Bottom Line
March 18, 2015
Hosted by Franklin Energy

Enwave Keeps it Cool in Downtown Chicago
February 18, 2015
Hosted by Enwave Chicago

Blood Drive 101: Steps to Host a Drive & Tips for Success
January 21, 2015
Lifesource, the Red Cross and Building Member representatives

Attention Tenants: How Can You Get Your New Lighting Virtually Paid For?
November 19, 2014
Tony DeSimone, Regional Account Manager at Everlights

Fire Protection and Life Safety: Reducing Liability and Managing Overall Cost
October 15, 2014
Hosted by Cintas Fire Protection

Elevator Interior Renovations 101
September 17, 2014
Janel Durko, Chicago Business Development Representative at Eklund’s, Inc.

Illinois Concealed Carry: Policy Enforcement and Training
August 20, 2014
Mark Kexel, Vice President of Operations at Titan Security Services

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
July 16, 2014
Tom Salzman, Manager of Technical Specialists at Steiner Electric

Building Tenant Value Through Emergency Preparedness & Tenant Safety
May 21, 2014
Michael and Garrett McMahon, SFPC & Associates, Inc.

How NFPA 70 E Codes May Affect Building Operations
April 16, 2014
Michael Bordenet, VP of Engineering and Sales at Zonatherm Products

Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance
March 19, 2014
Wolfgang Werner, Vice President in Sustainability at Thornton Tomasetti
Rachel Michelin, Senior Project Architect at Thornton Tomasetti
William Bast, Principal at Thornton Tomasetti

Lighting Upgrades
February 19, 2014
Kelly Gallagher, President at Everlights

Smarter Buildings
January 22, 2014
Brian Earl, General Manager at Connexion ES

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
October 23, 2013
Raymond Pohl, Training and Development Manager, Securitas Security Services USA

LEED Version 4 Update & ComEd's Incentives
September 25, 2013
Helee Hillman, Director, Goby LL

Memory Training & Smart Reading
August 21, 2013
Tom Weber, Freedom Personal Development

Chicago Green Office Challenge
July 24, 2013
Vanessa Roanhorse, Project Manager, Delta Institute
Dustin Gellman, CEO, Green Per Square Foot

TOBY Best Practices
June 19, 2013
Michael Giese, General Manager, GlenStar Asset Management

Roof Top Access Policies & Procedures
May 22, 2013
Ed Caspers, Operations Manager, Behringer Harvard

Educating Tenants & the Public on Your Green Buildings
March 20, 2013
Kevin Lemanski, Energy Solutions Consultant
Drew DePriest, Energy Solutions Engineer

Benefits of Low E Coated Glass
February 20, 2013
Jim Price, Manager of Business Development, The Auburn Corporation

Value Enhancement Parking Options
January 23, 2013
David Lombardi, Vice President, Standard Parking