Columbia Property Trust

New York, New York


Partner of the Year - Energy Management

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Columbia Property Trust is a publicly-listed real estate investment trust. Columbia Property Trust leveraged ENERGY STAR resources to grow its comprehensive energy management program, with a focus on internal and external stakeholder engagement. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 12 properties within its portfolio.
  • Benchmarking 100 percent of its portfolio in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, representing almost seven million square feet.
  • Including property sustainability criteria, such as the ENERGY STAR Score, as part of its annual employee review process, to incentivize property teams to improve performance and apply for ENERGY STAR Certification.
  • Developing a dashboard that integrates real-time ENERGY STAR related metrics and ENERGY STAR certification status to property teams.
  • Establishing and maintaining a strong tenant relationship at the property level through meetings, communications, programs, and events including on sustainability and energy efficiency efforts. Communications include ENERGY STAR related tips and resources, direct links to the ENERGY STAR website, and promotion of the ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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