ENERGY STAR Challenge Participant Story

Perkowitz + Ruth Architects
Long Beach, California
Date Joined: September 08, 2011

Perkowitz+Ruth Architects is a full-service architecture firm providing national and international clients with high-quality design and construction administration services. The firm features focused studios with expertise in single-tenant retail, town centers, mixed use environments, housing, entertainment and hospitality destinations; as well as office and civic developments, urban design and planning. Our professionals value the importance of sustainable practices to preserve natural resources and reduce operational costs for our clients, and foster a relationship of cooperation among owner, architect and contractor. Founded in 1979, the firm features six offices across the U.S. and China. Our clients include private developers, national retailers and public agencies.


All  project announcements related to the ENERGY STAR achievements of our firm and our projects are communicated both internally and externally via various channels. Our firm posts all ENERGY STAR announcements and achievements on the firm website as well as our firm Facebook page and Twitter account. Studio One Eleven, a division of our company, also hosts a blog where project relevant ENERGY STAR announcements are posted. In addition, firm and project announcements are distributed via press release to a list of industry media contacts. Internally, P+R hosts a company newsletter in which ENERGY STAR announcements are included. This newsletter content is distributed electronically and hosted on our intranet (Share Point).


The ENERGY STAR website offers a number of resources to building owners, as well as architects, engineers and contractors. We often direct clients to the tools and resource library to find energy management guidance and literature regarding the benchmarking process.  We have also utilized the Licensed Professionals Guide to the ENERGY STAR Label for Commercial Buildings.


Contact Information:
Rick Martin
562-628-8000 (phone) (email)