TIAA-CREF

New York, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

TIAA-CREF is one of the largest institutional real estate investors in the nation with investments in approximately 45 million square feet of Class A office space, 12,000 multifamily units, more than 20 million square feet of retail properties, and significant investments in other real estate asset types. This is TIAA-CREF's first ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include: 

  • Benchmarking 100% of its office and multifamily properties' energy performance using Portfolio Manager.
  • Reducing energy use in its office portfolio by 4.8% in 2009, for a total of 7.3% adjusted energy reduction since 2006, the baseline year.
  • Achieving an 8.2% adjusted energy reduction across the multifamily portfolio since 2007, the baseline year, including a 6.5% reduction in energy use in 2009 alone.
  • Earning the most recent ENERGY STAR label for 68 buildings, for a total of 82 buildings earning the ENERGY STAR at least once since 1999 - representing 26.2 million square feet.
  • Leveraging EPA's Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign to distribute free CFLs to tenants.
  • Promoting ENERGY STAR and the benefits of energy efficiency to employees, property managers, tenants, the real estate industry, and the public via speaking engagements, presentations, articles, strategic partnerships, and EPA recognition.