Los Angeles, CA – March 5, 2013 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CBRE Group, Inc. (CBRE) a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. This marks the sixth consecutive year that CBRE has been recognized for ENERGY STAR® performance.
The 2013 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 meeting aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches and demonstrating achievement in energy efficiency. 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 approximately 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
CBRE will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2013. At this ceremony, CBRE will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. The Company assists owners and occupiers with energy efficiency programs at properties it manages around the world. In 2007, the Company mandated that all office buildings over 50,000 square feet managed by its U.S. Asset Services Group be registered with ENERGY STAR. Today, nearly 1,400 CBRE-managed buildings, or 259 million square feet, are participating in the program, significantly more than any other third-party management firm.
“We are pleased to again be recognized for our employees’ and clients’ longstanding efforts in sustainability,” said Larry Midler, Executive Vice President and executive sponsor of CBRE’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability programs. “As a core component of CBRE’s environmental efforts on behalf of clients for whom we manage space, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program provides a foundation for CBRE to improve workplace quality across the U.S.”
CBRE offers a wide range of sustainability initiatives under its Environmental Sustainability program, which includes global commitments in 11 key areas of environmentally sound performance, including resource management, occupancy, communications and training, public policy and procurement. The program provides best practices and initiatives that strengthen CBRE’s own environmental commitment, reflect the best environmental practices in our clients’ properties, and provide vital training and education to CBRE professionals.
Nearly 500 CBRE professionals globally have earned LEED® Professional Credentials and CBRE currently manages more than 200 buildings certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, the internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2012 revenue). The Company has approximately 37,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
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).