USAA Real Estate Company

San Antonio, Texas


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

USAA Real Estate Company

USAA Real Estate Company owns and manages more than $5 billion in real estate assets across 26 states. As a key industry leader, USAA Real Estate Company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its proven commitment to superior energy management. USAA has received ENERGY STAR recognition seven times, and is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the fifth time this year. Key accomplishments include:

         Reducing average source energy intensity by 4% (net) and average site energy use intensity by 6.3% (net) over 2007 levels.

         Saving over $2.5 million in energy costs in 2008, which translates to a potential increase in asset value of $36 million.

         Increasing the average energy performance rating across its portfolio of buildings from 48 in 2000 to 82 in 2008, thus reducing consumption by more than 25% and saving almost $12 million in energy costs.

         Maintaining USAA's 4.4 million-square-foot corporate headquarters as ENERGY STAR qualified, the largest structure to earn the ENERGY STAR as of January 2009.

         Developing and testing a "continuous commissioning" preventative maintenance platform that yielded a 22-percent improvement in the EPA rating of the test building.

         Collaborating with the Building Owners and Managers Association International and the Clinton Climate Initiative to create and pilot an industry-standard energy performance contracting model.

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