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Support BOMA’s Political Advocacy Efforts

October 3, 2018

October 3, 2018   For real estate trade associations, a strong political action committee (PAC) is essential to safeguard the success of the industry.  As part of their advocacy roles, BOMA International…

BOMA/Chicago Steps Up to Challenges of NextGrid Illinois

July 25, 2018

July 25, 2018   NextGrid grew out of the December 2016 enactment of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA – otherwise known as the Exelon bailout), which redefines major aspects of Illinois…

Gas and Electric Energy Efficiency Incentive Program Updates

July 17, 2018

July 17, 2018   The BOMA/Chicago Energy and Sustainability Committee held an open meeting on July 11 for all BOMA/Chicago members. The meeting focused on assessments, discounts, incentives and optimization opportunities that…

Subscribe to Emergency Notification Systems

March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018   Building members should subscribe directly to emergency notification alert systems to receive the most timely and accurate information. While BOMA/Chicago may also email building members regarding emergency situations,…

ComEd Smart Ideas Representatives update BOMA/Chicago Energy Committee about Waitlist

January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018   BOMA/Chicago’s Energy Committee met with representatives from ComEd to clarify questions about the Smart Ideas waitlist. In July, ComEdannounced that all projects applying for Smart Ideas® Standard or…

City Council Passes Benchmarking Amendments

December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017   The City Council voted 48-2 in favor of amendments to the Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance that will create a zero-to-four-star rating system for benchmarked buildings. The amendment will also…

BOMA/Chicago Releases 2017 Economic Impact Study

November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017   BOMA/Chicago commissioned JLL to conduct a research study analyzing the economic impact of our building members. This study was conducted to better understand our members’ economic value to…

CFD’s Emergency Medical Service Bicycle Teams

November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017   Medical emergencies are one of the most common crises that building operators will experience. Well trained staff members are taught to meet the Chicago Fire Department’s Emergency Medical…

NextGrid Takes Center Stage

October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017   The passage of last year’s Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) led to the creation of NextGrid, an 18-month, collaborative study initiated by the Illinois Commerce Commission to help…

Chicago Passes New Electrical Code

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017   With BOMA/Chicago’s support, the Chicago City Council has passed a major update to the Chicago Electrical Code.  The new code will make Chicago one of the first major…

Aldermen Introduce New Street Performers Ordinance

September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017   In February, Aldermen Brenden Reilly of the 42nd Ward and Brian Hopkins of the 2nd Ward, introduced a proposal to amend the street performer ordinance to extend protections…

Illinois Poised to Head Into Third Year Without a Budget

September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017   The Illinois House adjourned without attempting to advance pending Senate budget proposals, alternative House budget or a “stop-gap” budget. Prior to the House adjourning, Speaker Madigan held a…

Recent Exelon/ComEd Legislation Subject of Two Court Challenges

June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017   Two lawsuits have been filed as a result of state legislation passed in December of 2016. Illinois Public Act 099-0906, became law with the passage of Senate Bill…

Preparedness Committee Open Meeting: Recap & Presentation Materials

May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017   Over the years, the BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee (formerly the Security Committee) has presented informative and educational sessions on, terrorism, active shooters, weather emergencies and other major man-made or…

Office Buildings Lead In Reducing City’s Energy Usage According to Benchmarking Report

May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017   With three years of reporting energy benchmarking now in the books, commercial office buildings in the City of Chicago continue to be leading performers in reducing carbon emissions.…