Empire State Realty Trust

New York, New York

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) is a real estate investment trust. ESRT has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to energy management and ENERGY STAR®, leveraging its partnership to promote best practices and undertaking several new initiatives as it executes its decarbonization strategy. Key 2022 accomplishments include: 

  •  Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 13 buildings.
  •  Benchmarking energy, water, and waste for 100% of its portfolio in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. 
  •  Achieving carbon neutrality across its portfolio and re-establishing its commitment to net zero by 2035.
  •  Releasing the “Empire Building Playbook” in collaboration with NYSERDA, the Clinton Global Initiative, and other NYC-based building owners to show the proven technically-sound and economically viable path toward decarbonization and net zero for commercial buildings.
  •  Piloting a range of innovative technologies including energy-generating window installations, real-time energy management software solutions, machine learning-based energy management systems, artificial intelligence-enabled water detection software, and circadian LED lighting.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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