CBRE internal mandate earns EPA Energy Star award


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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded CBRE Group a 2013 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award to recognize the commercial real estate firm’s leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

The award marks the sixth consecutive year the EPA has recognized CBRE for its performance.

“We are pleased to again be recognized for our employees’ and clients’ longstanding efforts in sustainability,” said Larry Midler, executive vice president and executive sponsor of CBRE’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Programs.

“As a core component of CBRE’s environmental efforts on behalf of clients for whom we manage space, EPA’s Energy Star program provides a foundation for CBRE to improve workplace quality across the U.S.,” Midler said.

CBRE's office in downtown Grand Rapids is managed by Drew Miller.

The firm will be officially recognized for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency at an awards ceremony in the nation’s capital on March 26.

Six years ago, CBRE issued a mandate requiring that all the buildings it manages of more than 50,000 square feet become registered with the EPA Energy Star program.

Today, the firm said nearly 1,400 structures, or 259 million square feet, have met the internal energy mandate.

The company claims it has significantly more buildings registered with Energy Star than any other third-party commercial management firm.

On a related front, CBRE said roughly 500 of its professionals have earned LEED Professional Credentials, and it manages more than 200 buildings that have achieved LEED status.

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