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CB Richard Ellis

Los Angeles, California

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) is a global leader in real estate services, managing more than 2.2 billion square feet worldwide. CBRE is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the first time for its continued efforts to leverage ENERGY STAR tools and resources to develop sustainability programs that benefit clients, tenants, and the communities in which it operates. Key accomplishments include:

  • Increasing the number of CBRE-managed properties benchmarked in Portfolio Manager to nearly 1,300, representing more than 230 million square feet.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for 217 properties.
  • Sustaining a partnership with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International by offering weekly CBRE/BOMA Energy Efficiency Program training sessions. Over 2,000 people participated in 2009, with more than 7,000 trained since 2006.
  • Developing and launching a Web-based tool to track the environmental performance of client properties and portfolios, and fully integrating this resource with Portfolio Manager to promote benchmarking.
  • Launching "Eco Knights," CBRE's internal equivalent of its client-facing "Green Knights" program where operations employees take on the responsibility of improving energy efficiency, conserving natural resources, and reducing costs in CBRE's occupied space.
  • Engaging employees and tenants in energy conservation efforts by participating in the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign and leveraging internal channels, such as newsletters and case studies, to share and promote energy management best practices.