IMPORTANT! ACTION REQUIRED: Tell Your Elected Officials to Fund the ENERGY STAR® Program
We urge you to write your members of Congress today as they prepare to discuss the proposed 2018 budget. Tell them to support the appropriations bill that includes continued funding of ENERGY STAR.
ENERGY STAR provides a wide range of resources to the commercial real estate industry, including the popular Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool. Benchmarking building energy performance with Portfolio Manager is embedded in industry-wide operational best practices and business models. In fact, more than 500,000 commercial buildings, representing more than 40 billion square feet of commercial space, use Portfolio Manager to track and improve energy, water usage, and waste generation.
Please contact your members of Congress today! BOMA's Grassroots Action Center has made it easy for you to do so. A pre-written letter will be sent to your lawmakers on your behalf - you just have to sign it, so act now!
Municipal Issues - The members of the Government Affairs Committee are monitoring municipal issues that may impact the commercial real estate community throughout the suburban Chicago area. If there is an issue currently being discussed in your municipality, please advise the BOMA/Suburban Chicago office so that we may work with you to lessen the financial impact on existing buildings.
National Level - When BOMA International apprises our BOMA Local of issues that may impact the commercial real estate industry, we inform our members through this website and our weekly electronic newsletter, Weekly Connections. Stay informed by making sure you are receiving and reading our member publications.
Advocacy Issues in 2016 - Groups of our members met with the senior staff of our legislators (Congressman Foster, Congressman Hultgren, Congressman Roskam and others) during the National Issues Conference February 2016 in Washington, DC to make them aware of the major issues facing the commercial real estate industry: Accessibility Legislation, Energy Efficiency, and Tax Reform.
Want to get involved with our advocacy efforts?
Contact the BOMA/Suburban Chicago office today at (847)995-0970 or email@example.com
with Illinois Legislative Offices
(Pictured from left: John Lambrecht, RPA, FMA, chairman of the Government Affairs Committee; Deb Pyznarski, RPA; Dan McNelly; Ms. Sendy Soto, staff member to then-Representative Tammy Duckworth)
Important Update Regarding
ILLINOIS SENATE BILL 9
We have urgent information about proposed Senate Bill 9, currently being considered in the Illinois legislature.
Learn more about this bill
and what you can do to help!