Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia

Partner of the Year - Energy Management


Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. Piedmont has leveraged its ENERGY STAR partnership and resources to develop innovative ways to communicate the value of energy efficiency to its tenants and employees. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Achieving ENERGY STAR Certification for 42 buildings in 2020, representing 80 percent of the buildings within its portfolio.
  • Engaging tenants on ENERGY STAR topics and developing service offerings and resources for property teams to encourage tenants to participate in the ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition.
  • Issuing weekly energy reports to its Property Management leadership team that provides a comparison of that week’s energy use compared to a baseline prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort helped quantify the impact that reduced physical occupancy had on its buildings, to help target inefficiencies.
  • Hosting a quarterly energy-savings competition to drive energy savings, educate property managers and engineers on energy efficiency best practices, and recognize high performing teams.
  • Developing a monthly property management newsletter featuring sustainability topics, operational best practices, and promoting ENERGY STAR training events.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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