Los Angeles, CA – April 3, 2014 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CBRE Group, Inc. a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. This marks the seventh consecutive year that CBRE has been recognized for ENERGY STAR performance.
The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award is given to organizations that contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These organizations have achieved aggressive emission-reduction goals by employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. The award recognizes 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 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
CBRE will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014. CBRE assists owners and occupiers with energy efficiency programs at properties it manages around the world. Since 2007, the company has benchmarked office buildings managed by its U.S. Asset Services Group with ENERGY STAR. Today, 1,345 buildings representing more than 237 million square feet are participating in the program, significantly more than from any other third-party management firm. In comparison with the previous year, the 1,345 participating buildings experienced a savings of 11,751 metric tons of CO2e; the equivalent of removing 2,440 cars from the road for an entire year. CBRE’s 217 ENERGY STAR buildings under management represent almost 3% of the 7,551 U.S. office buildings labeled.
“We are honored to receive this award for our continued efforts in sustainability,” said David Pogue, CBRE’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility. “CBRE is committed to its partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing energy efficiency through the commercial real estate services we provide to our clients.”
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.
More than 500 CBRE professionals globally have earned LEED® Professional Credentials and CBRE has certified more than 200 buildings 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 2013 revenue). The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 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. 16,000 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).