Columbia Property Trust

New York, New York

Partner of the Year - Energy Management


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 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 15 properties.
  • Earning ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition for its corporate headquarters office and developing a video to help promote the accomplishment to its tenants.
  • Incorporating Environmental Social Governance goals into its employee compensation plan, including setting specific targets such as completing energy modeling, identifying gaps, and developing plans to improve energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR score of its properties.
  • Hosting regular internal meetings and trainings on key sustainability and energy efficiency topics, including a September meeting focused specifically on ENERGY STAR, ENERGY STAR Scores, and the ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition, with EPA staff speaking at the event.
  • Installing Bi-Polar Ionization systems in all buildings, which will increase the energy efficiency of the HVAC systems.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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