Houston, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

TRANSWESTERN, one of the largest privately-held commercial real estate services and development firms in the United States, manages and leases more than 230 million square feet of commercial real estate nationwide. The company is committed to leadership and innovation in energy management and, since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2002, has continued to refine its energy management programs. Transwestern is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the fifth time this year. Key accomplishments include: 

  • Increasing its average energy performance score to 81 - a 3-point improvement over 2008 - across more than 340 benchmarked properties representing 56 million square feet.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR label for 150 properties in 2009.
  • Reducing portfolio-wide energy consumption by 31.2 million kWh, or nearly 5 percent, over 2008, and avoiding 22,451 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
  • Saving 10.8 million gallons of water in 2009, which also leads to a reduction in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Continuing to act as EPA liaisons, promoting ENERGY STAR among constituencies such as corporate real estate executives, tenants, institutional owners, peers, communities, vendors, and the media.
  • Establishing new firm-wide energy management programs under the leadership of the Energy and Sustainability Operations Committee.