NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG), Manhattan’s largest office landlord, today announced that it 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 square feet 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 V. Piccinich, Chief Operating Officer.
“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.
To learn more, visit SL Green’s website at sustainability.slgreen.com.
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp., an S&P 500 company and Manhattan'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 March 31, 2020, SL Green held interests in 102 buildings totaling 49.4 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 28.8 million square feet of Manhattan buildings and 19.6 million square feet securing debt and preferred equity investments.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500 companies—rely on their partnership with EPA to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its thousands of partners helped American families and businesses save more than 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2018 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid nearly $35 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.
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