Washington, District of Columbia

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management


Based in Washington, DC, Akridge is a real estate firm providing development, construction, leasing, and property management services for a portfolio of more than 12 million square feet of commercial space. Akridge is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its progress toward meeting aggressive energy efficiency goals. This is the first time Akridge has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Challenging employees and tenants alike to improve portfolio-wide energy performance by 20% by 2012.

         Earning recognition as an ENERGY STAR Top Performer for having an average EPA energy performance rating of 75 or greater.

         Conducting an energy audit for each property to identify and implement proven high-return energy efficiency measures.

         Earning the ENERGY STAR for 10 buildings, including the company's own headquarters building.

         Assembling a core "Green Team" to integrate ENERGY STAR best practices and further reduce energy consumption across all properties.

         Communicating regularly with tenants about energy efficiency practices at their buildings and how they can help.

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