Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
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 2021 accomplishments include:
- Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 48 buildings.
- Developing an Environmental Sustainability training program for its employees, which includes education on climate change science, the environmental impacts of the commercial real estate industry, and how Piedmont is reducing its environmental footprint with the use of energy benchmarking and ENERGY STAR.
- Integrating ENERGY STAR resources into its property action plans including energy performance reports, the Bring Your Green to Work poster, and ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt materials.
- Developing customized infographics that were printed on posters for each ENERGY STAR certified property and presenting them in vacant spaces during prospective tenant tours, in lobbies and in digital signage, and in amenity spaces.
- Conducting a regional climate risk assessment of its key markets, and prioritizing investments in properties based on ENERGY STAR score and energy cost and GHG emissions per square foot, with key metrics tracked in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®.