DST’s downtown headquarters, managed by M C Realty, has received BOMA 360 Certification. The certification evaluates buildings against industry best practices in 6 major areas: building operations and management; life safety, security and risk management; training and education; energy; environmental/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement. Individual buildings that satisfy the requirements in all 6 areas are awarded the BOMA 360 designation.
“I am excited on receiving the designation, one of the main reasons is this is a 20 year old building,” says Tom Corso with M C Realty, “I think it says something to the way the MC team operates it and maintains it. Also it is the first building in Kansas City to receive the designation.”
Corso stated that the process encompasses the whole operation of the buildings programs and procedures, from ENERGY STAR rating score to its life safety programs to its recycling programs.
“Some of the things we did to enhance the efficiency of the building is control peak loads through the automation system,” Corso stated, “lighting upgrades in the parking garage from metal halide to LED. Lighting upgrades inside the building by using daylight harvesting sensors to control light output and we installed more efficient plumbing fixtures.”