USAA Real Estate
San Antonio, Texas
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
USAA Real Estate is the real estate investment arm of USAA. USAA Real Estate has continued to discover new opportunities to improve energy efficiency in its diverse portfolio, while promoting the ENERGY STAR program across the industry. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Achieving ENERGY STAR Certification for 32 buildings in 2019.
- Implementing new technology solutions, including energy storage, to reduce peak load and grid stress and investing in renewable energy credits to reduce environmental impacts.
- Improving data quality through a third party ESG data assurance process to validate not only data but also data collection and benchmarking processes.
- Engaging on-site property teams through its My Building Rocks campaign, where internal and external teams compete based on energy conservation measures implemented and energy savings realized. Winners are recognized quarterly with internal announcements, a trophy and a team lunch.
- Investing over $2 million in energy efficiency retrofits in 2019 with an ROI of over 40 percent.