BOMI International Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Release of New High-Performance Sustainable Buildings course: HP Practices

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BOMI International is proud to release the second of three High-Performance Sustainable Building courses that constitute their High Performance program.

HP Practices Release

Gabriel Eckert, BOMA Georgia, Jeffrey Horn, BOMI International, and Vivian Loftness, FAIA unveil the newest High-Performance course from BOMI International.

Our distinguished subject matter experts have, once again, developed a course that is unrivaled in its depth and immediate applicability to our industry.

Today, on the 45th anniversary of BOMI International’s founding, President and CEO Jeffrey Horn announced the official release of the second of three courses in BOMI International’s comprehensive High-Performance (HP) Program—High-Performance Sustainable Building Practices (HP Practices).

“We are excited to unveil this second course in our HP Program. Our first course, HP Principles, defined sustainability and addressed the fundamentals of building performance – now, HP Practices focuses on how to economically reach your sustainability goals,” said Horn. “Our distinguished subject matter experts have, once again, developed a course that is unrivaled in its depth and immediate applicability to our industry.”

Meanwhile, at BOMI International headquarters in Annapolis, staff gathered to celebrate the company’s 45th “birthday” with balloons, cake, and festivities.

“Today marks a significant milestone in BOMI International’s long and distinguished history as the independent institute for property and facility management education,” said Board Chairman Greg Grainger. “The first Earth Day was initiated two days after our founding, and using resources wisely has been a key component of our offerings ever since—now culminating in our HP Program, which grows again today.”

Developed in conjunction with BOMA Georgia, the latest HP course was designed to be both ancillary to the first course, High-Performance Sustainable Building Principles, while simultaneously serving as its own entity that can be taken without any prerequisites or prior experience. Upon completion of HP Practices, building personnel will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to:

  • increase energy savings and lower operating costs
  • develop a customized sustainability plan
  • apply newly learned benchmarking concepts

Lead subject matter expert and contributing author Vivian Loftness took part in the official unveiling of the new course today at her office in Pittsburgh, along with BOMI International’s Jeffrey Horn and BOMA Georgia’s Executive Director, Gabriel Eckert. Vivian, whose work in the field of environmental design has influenced both national policy and building projects, said, “BOMI International’s High-Performance Sustainable Building Practices course offers deep insights into immediate actions that the building owner and manager community can undertake to raise the value of their properties with immediate or near-term payback. The breadth of this sustainability course, introducing sustainability improvements for each building system in turn, and culminating in management and finance practices, will be invaluable to the building community.”

Industry professionals of all levels are invited to participate in HP Practices. Those who successfully complete this course will earn credit for one of three courses required to earn BOMI International’s new High-Performance Certificate. Professionals who hold a Real Property Administrator (RPA®) or Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®) Designation may apply the HP Practices course toward earning a new enhanced RPA|HP® or FMA|HP® Designation.

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About BOMI International
BOMI International, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1970, provides critical education and expertise to industry personnel with property, facility, and building systems management responsibilities. As the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education, BOMI International delivers courses, certificate programs, and industry-standard designations—Real Property Administrator (RPA®), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®), and Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®)—with a proven record of increasing job performance and company efficiency. More than 27,000 industry professionals hold one or more BOMI International designations, and over 90,000 property and facility management professionals have turned to BOMI International for their continuing education, professional development, and staff training needs. To learn more, please visit, call 1.800.235.BOMI (2664), or e-mail service(at)bomi(dot)org.

About BOMA Georgia
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia (BOMA Georgia) is a trade association representing one of the largest and most revenue-generating industries in the state: commercial real estate. In Georgia, commercial real estate contributes approximately $3.7 billion to the state’s economy, generates nearly $1.1 billion in new taxable personal earnings, and supports nearly 99,000 jobs. BOMA Georgia is federated with Building Owners and Managers Association International.

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