NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its efforts to strategically manage and improve energy efficiency across its entire Manhattan and Suburban New York City portfolios.
“SL Green is very pleased to receive this recognition from the U.S. EPA. Achieving Partner of the Year is a testament to the ongoing development and achievements of our sustainability program,” said Jay Black, Director of Sustainability for SL Green. “Through the continued dedication and support of our executive management team, SL Green is enhancing profitability through energy efficiencies, while utilizing the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program as a key tool to manage and track our ongoing success.”
The 2015 Partner of the Year Award is given to organizations for their contributions toward superior energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 partners that participate in the ENERGY STAR program and will be recognized in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2015.
With a focus on performance measurement and entire-building improvement, SL Green has combined its real-time energy management system with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program to provide a proven energy management strategy to monitor and track important reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. From 2010 through 2014, SL Green has invested more than $35 million toward energy efficiency projects, which have resulted in significant savings of more than $10 million per year. SL Green properties that received an ENERGY STAR Label have increased from 1.0 million square feet to 10.4 million square feet over five years.
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp, an S&P 500 company and New York City's largest office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of December 31, 2014, SL Green held interests in 101 Manhattan buildings totaling 42.4 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 28.0 million square feet of commercial buildings and debt and preferred equity investments secured by 14.4 million square feet of buildings. In addition to its Manhattan investments, SL Green held ownership interests in 36 suburban buildings totaling 5.9 million square feet in Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information, please visit: http://slgreen.com/
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About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).