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Brandywine Realty Trust

Radnor, Pennsylvania

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Brandywine Realty Trust, operating as a real estate investment trust, owns, leases, and manages an urban town center, and suburban office portfolio of 280 properties, totaling 34.5 million square feet. Brandywine is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for adopting the ENERGY STAR approach to energy management and for its commitment to promoting the value of strong energy management practices and the ENERGY STAR program throughout the business community. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Committing at the executive level to integrate value-enhancing sustainability initiatives into every aspect of the company's relationships with customers and challenging its vendor network to generate greater benefits, both financial and environmental.
  • Sponsoring the Pennsylvania/New Jersey Sustainability Symposium in which the Brandywine CEO extolled the business benefits of sustainability and energy efficiency to an audience of business leaders and government officials.
  • Embracing the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management as the model for the Brandywine Environments Sustainability Team's initiatives.
  • Creating an inventory and assessment of the metering configurations, building systems, and management practices across its managed portfolio.  Brandywine uses the assessment and inventory reports, along with the ENERGY STAR scores to set improvement targets for properties.
  • Earning ENERGY STAR certification for 43 buildings, including 24 buildings that had not previously achieved ENERGY STAR--contributing to a total of 84 ENERGY STAR certifications since 2010.
  • Achieving a four-percent reduction in average weather-normalized source energy use intensity across its managed portfolio.
  • Hosting a competition among regional managers and awarding prizes for the region with the greatest demand load shedding and the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.