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Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery


IREM is an international commercial real estate association for property and asset managers. IREM has continued to promote sustainability and energy efficiency within its certification program, with a focus on utilizing the ENERGY STAR® program to achieve significant energy reductions. Key 2022 accomplishments include:

  •  Advancing the IREM Certified Sustainable Property (CSP) program to include 1,280 cumulative IREM CSPs. This program incorporates ENERGY STAR tools and resources and supports real estate managers in benchmarking and resource efficiency.
  •  Beginning development of a CSP recognition for self-storage properties, which incorporates ENERGY STAR tools and resources.
  •  Conducting the first IREM ESG Survey, which queried respondents on energy and water efficiency practices as well as adoption of building certifications such as ENERGY STAR.
  •  Announcing a new awards program which will recognize CSP recipients who achieve top performance in weather-normalized energy use intensity reductions and total water consumption reductions, which will be analyzed through the use of ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. 
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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