WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and 13 BOMA member companies with ENERGY STAR® Awards during an awards gala March 26 in Washington, D.C.
Six BOMA member companies received the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award:
•Beacon Capital Partners, LLC •Brandywine Realty Trust •Cassidy Turley •Liberty Property Trust •Vornado Realty Trust •Wells Real Estate Funds and Columbia Property Trust
Receiving the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Awards were seven BOMA member companies:
•Bentall Kennedy •CBRE •Hines •Jones Lang LaSalle •TIAA-CREF •Transwestern •USAA Real Estate Company
"We couldn't be more proud of the numerous BOMA member companies that were honored with ENERGY STAR Awards," noted BOMA International Chair Joe Markling, managing director of Strategic Accounts with CBRE. "It demonstrates the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability throughout the commercial real estate industry and showcases the power of the volunteer marketplace across all areas of energy management. Congratulations to all the winners!"
BOMA International was presented with the Sustained Excellence Award, its sixth ENERGY STAR award, recognizing its long-term commitment to energy efficiency through programs such as the 7 Point Challenge, sustainability education programs, publications, the BOMA 360 Performance Program® and its advocacy efforts on data access issues to drive energy benchmarking. BOMA International remains the only commercial real estate association to have received an ENERGY STAR award.
The 2013 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. Find BOMA online at www.boma.org.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
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