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Marathon Oil Tower Recognized by BOMA's Best Practices Program

The 41-story Marathon Oil Tower has been designated as a BOMA 360 Performance Building for its wide-ranging best practices in areas that include energy, water and waste management as well as green purchasing, life safety and tenant relations.

Transwestern the property manager for the site announced that the Class A1,070,210-square-foot office building has attained the designation. It is the first structure in Houston's Galleria area to receive such recognition.

The best practices program was launched in July by Building Owners and Managers Association International, better known as BOMA International, to provide a market differentiator for commercial structures that meet industry standards for all major areas of building operations and management.

The criteria for the 360 performance reviews are lengthy and explicit. Here is BOMA International's list of the practice areas that are evaluated:

Building Operations and Management

  • Use of the BOMA Floor Measurement Standard
  • Financial Management
  • Insurance
  • Green Purchasing

Life Safety/Security/Risk Management

  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan
  • Automated External Defibrillators in Buildings
  •  Established Emergency Communication Network with Contiguous Properties and Law Enforcement
  •  Code Compliance—Certificate of Occupancy or Business License—federal, state and local
  •  Fire and Life Safety Systems Inspected and Certified Annually
  •  Evacuation Drills Conducted at Least Annually
  •  Written Security Procedures Manual
  •  Access Control and Surveillance Systems
  •  ADA Compliance Plan

Training and Education

  • Professional Designations
  •  Licensing
  •  Continuing Education/Professional Development
  •  Professional Development Plan
  •  Professional Memberships
  •  BOMA Education and Events
  •  TOBY Participation


  • Energy Star Benchmarking
  • Energy Star Products for Building and Tenants
  • Building Energy Management
  • Energy Audit/System Commissioning/Re-Commissioning
  • 7-Point Challenge Acceptance


  • Waste Management and Recycling Policies
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Green Cleaning
  • Exterior Maintenance Management
  • Water Management
  • Traffic Reduction Initiatives

Tenant Relations/Community Involvement

  • Community Impact
  • Tenant Relations/Tenant Communication
  •  Advocacy on Industry-Related Issues

Marathon Oil Tower is owned by a partnership that is controlled and managed by Hanover Real Estate Partners, a privately owned real estate investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Other buildings that have attained the best practices designation are listed on the BOMA Interational site.

Images courtesy of Transwestern and Marathon Oil Tower.




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