CHICAGO – Cushman & Wakefield has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. The firm’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC on April 26, 2017.
Cushman & Wakefield, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2013, will be honored for a number of innovations and actions benefiting clients and its own corporate real estate portfolio, including:
- Releasing Cushman & Wakefield’s inaugural Corporate Responsibility report detailing the firm’s commitment to environmental, social and governance initiatives.
- Merging three legacy firm’s master accounts to create our updated national ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account, ensuring our growing portfolio is benchmarked.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for 297 buildings in 2016.
- Enrolling 10 building across diverse regions in EPA’s National Building Competition.
- Training more than 150 Cushman & Wakefield associates, property teams, and engineers on how to benchmark in Portfolio manager.
- Conducting broker trainings in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC.
- Training for a major global corporate occupier tenant on energy management and efficiency practices leveraging ENERGY STAR best practices and resources.
- Communicating our energy goals and successes to a broader audience including building tenants, clients and the greater communities through campaigns such as Powerful Ideas®, Daylight Hour, corporate blog posts, tenant events, and social media.
“ENERGY STAR produces tangible, sustainability benefits essential for managing energy usage and controlling costs for our Asset Services clients,” said Marla Maloney, President, Asset Services, Americas. “We are proud of our partnership with ENERGY STAR and are confident it will remain the basis of sustainability leadership for our industry.”
In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion dollars on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.
The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients’ ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit www.cushwakecentennial.com, www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.