Houston—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Transwestern a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in sustainability practices and reducing overall energy consumption at its managed properties. Transwestern’s accomplishments will be recognized, along with other industry-leading firms, at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR. Transwestern, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2002, was previously recognized in 2004 and 2005 as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 as a Sustained Excellence recipient – the first third-party commercial real estate services provider to achieve both designations.
In 2011, the firm’s energy management practices were responsible for reducing energy consumption by 7.5 million kWh. This reduction avoided 5,708 metric tons of CO2 emissions, which is equal to saving 639,946 gallons of gasoline from consumption. In 2011, Transwestern was among the first third-party management services firms to begin benchmarking its industrial portfolio in ENERGY STAR’s portfolio manager. Currently, Transwestern’s management portfolio has an average ENERGY STAR rating of 82 and the firm has benchmarked over 40.6 million square feet of office space across the country; 105 buildings within that portfolio possess the ENERGY STAR label.