Last month industry leaders from across Canada gathered to celebrate the inaugural BOMA Canada Net Zero Challenge Awards at BOMEX 2018 in Calgary. Sponsored by Natural Resources Canada and Bullfrog Power, the Net Zero Challenge Awards help acknowledge buildings in Canada that are working towards being net zero energy and/or emissions. Buildings are awarded in three categories: Best in Class, Most Improved, and Innovation. Learn more at BOMA Canada.

Prism Engineering is pleased to work as Technical Advisor to the National award program in partnership with BOMA Canada. It has been a pleasure to work with BOMA Canada to develop the award over the past year and we will continue to support in various areas, including technical scores assessment.

Photos: top left/right – Opening the Awards Ceremony; bottom left – ‘Best in Class’ Award Recipients; bottom right – the BOMA Canada Award team: Hazel Sutton, Victoria Papp, Debbie Prince and Prism’s Ainaz Bozorgzadeh.

Shifting towards Net Zero buildings

This year’s winning buildings all had impressive Portfolio Manager scores over 85. Ainaz Bozorgzadeh, one of the engineers on Prism’s Energy Team who led the analysis and attended the awards ceremony, added, “Learning from buildings that compete for the Net Zero Challenge will help carve a pathway to net zero for existing buildings in Canada. This complements the national targets set by the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, for all new construction to be net zero ready by 2030.”

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 BOMA Canada Net Zero Challenge Awards:

Best in Class 980 Howe, Vancouver, BC
(Manulife Real Estate)
Most Improved 4711 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
(Marisa Construction Ltd / Menkes Property Management Services Ltd)
Innovation Le 100 Alexis Nihon, Montreal, QC (Choice Properties REIT)
& Earth Rangers Centre For Sustainable Technology, Woodbridge, ON (Earth Rangers Foundation)

Interested in the 2019 Challenge?

Look for application details and learn more about the challenge at