New York, NY SL Green Realty Corp. has received a 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for the third consecutive year. This award honors organizations that display continued leadership in adopting innovative energy-management practices. Less than 1% of 16,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partners achieve the Sustained Excellence distinction.
The U.S. Department of Energy and EPA awarded SL Green this award for its extensive tenant outreach on energy efficiency, educational programs, and widespread promotion of ENERGY STAR tools and best practices. As a champion of the program, SL Green achieved ENERGY STAR labels for over 15 million s/f of its portfolio in 2019.
“The ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award is a testament to our continued commitment to lower the carbon footprint of our portfolio, and validates our unparalleled dedication to build, renovate, and finance a sustainable future for New York City. We have a team of committed sustainability professionals who are focused on raising the bar year after year,” said Edward Piccinich, COO.
“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA principal deputy assistant administrator for Air and Radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”
The EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to organizations that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.
SL Green prioritizes environmental stewardship and a socially conscious ethos among its employees and partners, and will continue to ensure its portfolio creates long-term value with a positive impact to society.