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Last spring, the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network released a benchmark report identifying important gains made by women in commercial real estate and uncovering areas where inequalities persist. CREW Network recently released "Closing the Gap: Addressing Gender Bias and Other Barriers for Women in Commercial Real Estate," a white paper further analyzing the results of that study and suggesting actionable steps for recognizing and addressing bias in the workplace.
For every $1 million spent on office building operations in 2015, 19.6 jobs were supported nationwide; 

For each dollar spent on office building operations, workers in the U.S. realized an increase of $0.76 in personal earnings, generating a total of $67.4 billion in new earnings for workers residing within these office market areas and respective state economies in 2015;

The indirect and induced job impact of this spending and re-spending of payroll dollars in the state and national economies was estimated at 1.3 million jobs across all sectors.
2018 Oregon Structural Specialty Code Adoption - Code amendment proposal period - Reminder

The amendment proposal period for the 2018 OSSC is open until Jan. 13, 2017.

The Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance, wants to recognize your energy efficiency efforts. Building owners and managers who have increased their energy efficiency through the installation of high-efficiency rooftop air conditioning units (RTUs) or advanced RTU controls can celebrate their savings to their bottom line and sustainability efforts by applying for recognition.
Earlier this month, 60 Minutes featured a segment detailing the growing trend of lawsuits filed against businesses around the U.S. relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Host Anderson Cooper demonstrated how attorneys file lawsuits after simply driving by a business or looking at satellite imagery of a building to spot highly technical accessibility issues. This segment brought much-needed attention to the issue, which BOMA International has been working hard to remedy with the help of lawmakers.

BOMA’s advocacy team currently is working in support of federal legislation that protects commercial buildings from this harmful practice through the introduction of a "notice and cure" period that allows building owners 120 days to correct identified ADA violations before the commencement of litigation. This provision upholds the intent of the ADA, which is to foster an accessible environment for individuals with disabilities. BOMA members looking for additional information about this issue can reach out to BOMA International’s Manager of Advocacy, Dylan Isenberg, at
The world's first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness.

Taught by Elaine Aye, Green Building Services

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 AM
200 Market Building - Lobby Conference Room

The WELL Building Standard sets performance requirements in seven Concepts relevant to occupant health in the built environment - air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. WELL Certified™ spaces can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and performance of its occupants.

BOMA is a certified provider for the Oregon Real Estate Agency.
Ever since the first Montreal Protocol meetings began regulating CFCs in the 1980s, refrigerant rules and acceptability continue to evolve. Since then, there has been an increased focus and accelerated timing on regulations for all fluids that are being used today in the HVAC industry. Now, the latest Montreal Protocol agreement signed October 16, 2016 focuses on phase-down of HFCs.
Need help reporting your building’s energy benchmarking data to the City of Portland? Come to one of our free ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Workshops: Feb. 7, Feb. 23, March 7, March 21, or April 7.

Want to improve your portfolio manager score? Attend one of these workshops: March 16 or Oct. 5, Portland.
BOMA has partnered with the Lloyd EcoDistrict to bring members unprecedented access to discounted volume pricing on LED products. Putting the final touches on your budget for 2017? It's not too late to take advantage of the Lloyd EcoDistrict's LED Advantage Member Program! With this great pricing on LEDs, making room in the budget maybe easier than you think. Check upgrading to LED lights off your energy efficiency wish-list.
Member News
BOMA members currently participating in a rebate incentive program offered by Home Depot have earned rebates totaling over $4 million to date. You can earn money back on your purchases, too. The Home Depot rebate program offers BOMA members a two percent annual rebate on all qualifying pre-tax purchases. There is no cost to enroll and you can enroll at any time; however, the sooner you enroll, the sooner you start earning your rebates.
Upcoming Events
Location: Olympic Mills Commerce Center, 107 SE Washington Street, Portland, OR 97214

Date/Time: Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM


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