Principal Real Estate Investors

Des Moines, Iowa

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Principal Real Estate Investors is the dedicated real estate investment group of Principal Global Investors. Principal Real Estate has continually integrated ENERGY STAR programs and resources into its energy management and investment strategies and has continued its corporate commitment to energy conservation. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 20 buildings.
  • Benchmarking 100% of its portfolio in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®.
  • Committing to reducing GHG emissions by 40% by 2035 at a portfolio level through its PRPI initiative, which requires all participating assets to complete monthly benchmarking of energy, water, and waste through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
  • Completing the third year of its PRPI Cornerstone Awards program and recognizing three properties for their sustainability leadership, with special emphasis on energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR, by sharing their accomplishments with stakeholders via property team newsletters, Twitter posts, website articles, and award packets to the winning teams.
  • Continuing to integrate industrial properties into its PRPI initiative by benchmarking industrial properties in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, training accompanying property managers, and including industrial properties in its bimonthly property manager PRPI Newsletter and quarterly Portfolio Performance Report.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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