SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the 8th consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Bentall Kennedy with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence award for its continued leadership in energy management and achievements in reducing its environmental footprint. The prestigious honor comes on top of the company’s record of 10 years as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award winner.
Since 2009, Bentall Kennedy has cut energy consumption by 299.8 million kilowatt hours across its portfolio, saving more than $29.7 million for its clients and tenants. By reducing the environmental footprint of its portfolio it has prevented the release of 223,116 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The reduction of CO2 emissions is equivalent to taking 47, 777 passenger vehicles off the road. For more information on Bentall Kennedy's achievements in energy efficiency click here.
“This award and recognition is a testament to the consistent dedication of our employees and partners, who lead the way in driving energy efficiency at the property level,” said Amy Price, president and chief investment officer of Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership. “Sustainability is a mindset and we work every day to make this attention to energy management and environmental performance a part of the value equation for our clients and stakeholders.”
“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
Bentall Kennedy will be honored at the Agency’s 2018 ENERGY STAR Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 20.
About Bentall Kennedy
Bentall Kennedy, a Sun Life Investment Management company, is one of the largest global real estate investment advisors and one of North America's foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of more than 550 institutional clients with expertise in office, retail, industrial and multi-residential assets throughout Canada and the U.S. Bentall Kennedy's Investment Management group has approximately $47 billion (CAD)/$37 billion (USD) of assets under management (as of Dec. 31, 2017). Bentall Kennedy is one of the largest real estate services providers in Canada, managing 60 million square feet on behalf of third-party and investment management clients (as of Dec. 31, 2017). Bentall Kennedy is a member of UN PRI and a recognized Responsible Property Investing leader ranked among the top firms around the globe in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for the seventh consecutive year since GRESB was launched.
Bentall Kennedy includes Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership and the real estate and commercial mortgage investment groups of certain of their affiliates, all of which comprise a team of real estate professionals spanning multiple legal entities. The assets under management shown above include real estate equity and mortgage investments of the companies within Bentall Kennedy.
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