EPA Recognizes CBRE with 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

EPA Recognizes CBRE with 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

CBRE Earns Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Recognition for 6th Consecutive Year
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 1:45pm

CONTENT: Press Release

Los Angeles, CA – March 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – 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.