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Bentall Kennedy

Seattle, Washington

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Bentall Kennedy--headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with U.S. headquarters in Seattle--is a full-service registered real estate investment advisor with $23 billion of assets under management, including $7.8 billion in the United States. Bentall Kennedy (formerly Kennedy Associates) is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for a continuous commitment to improve the energy performance of its portfolio through the use of ENERGY STAR tools and resources. Key accomplishments include:

 

         Benchmarking all eligible office and industrial buildings monthly, including 88 office buildings (more than 75 percent of its office portfolio) and 47 warehouses, representing 19.3 million square feet.

         Increasing the average ENERGY STAR score to 77 across the building portfolio from a 73 during the same period in 2009.

         Reducing energy use by 5.4 percent in 2010 over the previous year, resulting in an estimated $940,000 in energy cost savings.

         Earning ENERGY STAR certification for 65 buildings, representing $1.6 billion in market value, 11.2 million square feet, and 58 percent of its benchmarked portfolio.

         Expanding Bentall Kennedy's program to medical office buildings, targeting a 15 percent increase in energy efficiency as demonstrated in Portfolio Manager.

         Promoting its partnership with ENERGY STAR and the value of energy efficiency to its employees, clients, and tenants.