Houston, Texas

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


Transwestern, a leading commercial real estate services and development firm, manages more than 43 million square feet of commercial real estate nationwide. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for making substantial improvements to its managed portfolio's energy performance, while leading the industry through example, innovation, and sustained top-level commitment. Transwestern has received ENERGY STAR recognition six times, and is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the fourth time this year. Key accomplishments include:

         Increasing the average energy performance rating to 78 across its portfolio of almost 300 properties and 56 million square feet, a two-point improvement over 2007.

         Having 145 buildings qualify for the ENERGY STAR to date.

         Improving energy performance by an average of 20% across its portfolio of buildings, which translates to a potential increase in client asset value of approximately $350 million.

         Investing over $56.2 million in energy efficiency upgrades.

         Hosting lighting seminars and distributing 40,000 CFLs, along with various educational materials, to building tenants.

         Increasing its commitment to sustainability in the face of tough economic times by adding sustainability team members, holding leadership roles in industry associations focusing on environmental issues, and authoring articles that promote energy-efficient products and practices.

         Maintaining 100% benchmarking on all eligible properties in its office portfolio each year and communicating each building's score to its tenants.

         Providing ongoing training to its 1,500 team members, educating its 10,000 tenants, and working with vendors to align their practices with Transwestern's programs.

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