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Chicago’s Commercial Office Buildings Score High Marks for Energy Efficiency

July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015   The commercial office building sector scored high marks for energy efficiency in a just released report by the City of Chicago on the first year results of the…

Special Service Areas Subject of Illinois House Hearing

July 13, 2015

BOMA/Chicago’s Director of Government Affairs, Ron Tabaczynski, recently appeared before the Illinois General Assembly’s House Revenue Committee to testify at a subject matter hearing on Special Service Areas (SSAs). Ron spoke about…

USGBC Announces Extension of LEED 2009

December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014   The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until October 31, 2016. The…

State Fire Marshall Withdraws Sprinkler Proposal

August 2, 2013

August 2, 2013   On August 2, 2013, Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis withdrew his controversial proposal to update the Illinois fire safety code, which would have required the installation of fire sprinklers…

BOMA/Chicago Opposes Proposal to Extend SSA #1 Taxation to New Parcels; First Committee Hearing April 30

July 13, 2013

July 13, 2015 The BOMA/Chicago Board of Directors recently adopted a position to publicly oppose any attempt to renew the State Street Special Service Area (SSA) if the proposed renewal adds any…

Contact Your Legislators: Mayor Emanuel’s Pension Reform Proposal

July 13, 2013

July 13, 2015   Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced a bold proposal to address a significant portion of Chicago’s pension funding dilemma with an aggressive plan to decrease benefits, increase employee contributions…