The SIOR Foundation (SIORF), a non-profit foundation, independent of the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®, that provides financial support for activities that expand knowledge within and beyond the commercial real estate industry, has been named a Champion sponsor by the Building Owners and Manager Association (BOMA) International for their $10,000 contribution to the groundbreaking BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP).

The BEEP program, which offers cutting-edge energy savings solutions through a series of Webinars, was developed by the BOMA Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® program. A critical component to the BEEP program is benchmarking energy performance through the EPA’s Portfolio Manager.

“More and more building owners and managers are making energy efficiency a priority and the BEEP educational series provides the tools to make it happen,” said Gary Wood, RPA, chair of the BOMA Foundation. “This generous contribution by Champion Sponsor SIOR Foundation will help us build on the success of BEEP as participants take the next step and benchmark their energy performance through the EPA’s Portfolio Manager. Through benchmarking, we can show lawmakers that incentives and voluntary programs like BEEP are the most effective ways to reduce energy consumption.”

“We are proud to support BEEP, a program that has revolutionized the way our industry tackles energy consumption,” said David Zimmer, SIOR, SIORF President. “SIORF is committed to help bring the energy efficiency strategies offered in the BEEP seminars to an even broader audience. We look forward to working with BOMA International to help building owners and managers reduce emissions and save on energy costs while providing healthier work environments for tenants.”