New York, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


TIAA-CREF is one of the largest institutional real estate investors in the nation with investments in Class A office space, multifamily units, retail properties, and other real estate asset types. TIAA-CREF is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the organization's integration of ENERGY STAR tools, resources, and practices into its comprehensive energy management program. Key accomplishments include:


         Benchmarking 100 percent of its office and multifamily properties, and all wholly-owned retail properties, using Portfolio Manager--including both energy and water.

         Reducing energy intensity in its office portfolio by 4.4 percent compared with the previous 12 months, for a total of 11.3 percent adjusted energy reduction since 2006, the baseline year. 

         Achieving a 10.3 percent adjusted energy reduction across the multifamily portfolio since the 2007 baseline.

         Earning ENERGY STAR certification for 86 buildings one or more times since 1999.

         Leveraging EPA's Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign to distribute free CFLs to tenants for 3 consecutive years.

         Promoting ENERGY STAR and the benefits of energy efficiency to employees, property managers, tenants, and the real estate industry via speaking engagements, ENERGY STAR communication initiatives, strategic partnerships, and presentations.


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