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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.