Bentall Kennedy

Seattle, Washington

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

Bentall Kennedy
As one of North Americas largest independent real estate investment advisors, Bentall Kennedy serves more than 500 clients across commercial space valued at $29 billion, including more than 50 million square feet of assets in the United States valued at more than $8.4 billion. Bentall Kennedy is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year  Sustained Excellence recognition for continuing to set and achieve new energy efficiency goals for its portfolio using ENERGY STAR tools and resources. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Benchmarking more than 130 eligible office and industrial buildings each month, representing about 19 million square feet, and pursuing ENERGY STAR certification for every eligible building.
  • Reducing energy use by six percent compared to 2009 in its U.S. portfolio, resulting in a cumulative reduction of about 39 million kWh and $4.3 million in energy cost savings since 2009.
  • Maintaining an average ENERGY STAR score of 75 across its entire portfolio, even with a three percent increase in occupancy in 2012.
  • Expanding benchmarking capabilities by launching the Bentall Kennedy Eco Tracker energy management platform across the U.S. portfolio, complementing ENERGY STAR benchmarking efforts by means of Portfolio Manager Data Exchange, and ensuring more accurate data through enhanced verification measures.
  • Communicating the value of ENERGY STAR by fostering in-depth tenant-engagement programs, leveraging ENERGY STAR tools and resources to target behavioral change, and incorporating more intelligent control systems to achieve additional energy reductions.
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