CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

San Jose, California

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management

CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

As one of the world's largest commercial real estate services firm, CB Richard Ellis, Inc. (CBRE) manages more than 1.9 billion square feet of property internationally. As part of its goal to become carbon neutral by 2010, CBRE has committed to working with all of its clients to reduce the environmental impact of its real estate holdings. CBRE is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for facilitating the adoption of ENERGY STAR tools and resources by the commercial real estate market. Key accomplishments include:

         Earning the ENERGY STAR for 180 properties - double the number of labels attained in 2007with almost 60 additional properties in the process of being qualified.

         Benchmarking almost 1,200 buildings, representing more than 220 million square feet or more than double the number of buildings benchmarked in 2007.

         Supporting the ENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World Campaign by distributing more than 22,000 CFLs, resulting in pledges to replace more than 185,000 incandescent bulbs.

         Adopting the Building Owners and Managers Association International's Energy Efficiency Program to educate more than 5,000 participants on the fundamentals and best practices of benchmarking and improving energy efficiency.

         Developing innovative outreach programs aimed at changing occupant behavior and influencing environmentally responsible choices.

         Achieving significant results across the company by establishing a Sustainability Solutions Group and continuing to rely on its "Green Knights," a nationwide group of more than 100 building leaders who share market victories, help introduce new programs, support the use of ENERGY STAR tools and resources, and help local properties benchmark and design plans for continuous improvement.

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