Vornado Realty Trust

New York, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management

Vornado Realty Trust

One of the largest owners and managers of commercial real estate in the United States, with more than 100 million square feet of property, Vornado Realty Trust is a fully integrated Real Estate Investment Trust. Vornado is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its sophisticated and strategic approach to energy managementan approach that uses the power of data, innovative technology, and a comprehensive outreach and communications platform. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Establishing a foundation of effective energy management by setting goals, creating action plans, implementing projects, evaluating progress, and recognizing achievements.
  • Employing innovative data monitoring approaches, including sharing real-time energy data with tenants through the trademarked Energy Information Portal, and controlling energy management and building systems at its tenant services center. 
  • Launching its Energy Efficiency Capital Fund and funding $5 million worth of base-building energy efficiency projects, including implementation of variable frequency drives, high-efficiency motors, enhanced building controls, and LED lightingsaving an anticipated 11.5 million kWh annually. 
  • Realizing a nearly 15-percent reduction in average weather-normalized source energy use intensity across 43 million square feet of its portfolio.
  • Creating PSA opportunities through informational kiosks in its large regional malls and major advertising signage promotion of Vornados ENERGY STAR success on its LED motion screens in Manhattans Times Square and Penn Plazareaching a daily audience of more than two million viewers.
  • Enrolling all of its eligible buildings in the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition.  
  • Rolling out the "It Takes Blue to Make Green" program, which educates property teams, brokers, and tenants on how energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR scores are essential components in optimizing building performance.

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