Charlotte, North Carolina

Partner of the Year - Energy Management


Northwood is a commercial development, leasing, and property management firm. Northwood has demonstrated a strong commitment to energy management through the development of a robust energy management program, which promotes ENERGY STAR® to internal and external audiences. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 64 properties.
  • Incorporating ENERGY STAR content into the new hire onboarding process and promoting ENERGY STAR educational webinars to property management and engineering teams.
  • Promoting ENERGY STAR and energy efficiency to prospective tenants, through media including targeted emails, digital signage, social media channels, leasing presentations, property web sites, the company’s sustainability report and its Year in Review publication.
  • Continuing investment in efficient lighting, demonstrated by conversion of over 2,500 common areas lights to LED at 40 office properties.
  • Continuing to improve the process for enrolling new acquisitions in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, including strategies for benchmarking retail and multifamily assets, such as installing a master meter for properties that do not have accessible whole building energy data.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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