Government Properties Income Trust
Partner of the Year
Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) is a real estate investment trust that owns properties in the United States that are leased to government tenants, covering 55 buildings and 7.3 million square feet. GOV is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for incorporating ENERGY STAR marketing, benchmarking, and guidelines into standard practices. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® to benchmark energy and water in 100 percent of its directly managed properties, and 80 percent of its tenant-managed properties, for a total benchmarking coverage of 90 percent of its portfolio.
- Hosting its second annual internal National Building Competition, modeled after EPA’s “Battle of the Buildings” with 21 properties participating. This competition awards recognition to the top three building teams that most improve the ENERGY STAR score at their property over a three month period.
- Providing direct messaging to tenants via email blasts and common space posting regarding ENERGY STAR recommendations for simple ways to reduce energy consumption.
- Implementing an active real-time data capture program with automated weekly, bi-weekly and monthly reporting on ENERGY STAR scores, energy consumption and energy related spending at 20 buildings representing 3.6 million square feet of space.