SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG), Manhattan’s largest office landlord, today announced that it has received a 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year. This award honors organizations across the United States that have implemented distinguished corporate energy management programs. Less than one percent 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, the highest level of EPA recognition, for its extensive tenant outreach on energy efficiency, educational programs and widespread promotion of ENERGY STAR tools and best practices. As a continued leader in this space, SL Green achieved ENERGY STAR labels for over 14 buildings covering 10.6 million square feet across its industry-leading portfolio in 2020.
“SL Green is dedicated to implementing the highest efficiency standards across our portfolio, not only for the benefit of our tenants but for the future sustainability of New York City. The ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award is a testament to our conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint and the unwavering commitment of SL Green’s ESG team to surpass our sustainability goals each year,” said Edward V. Piccinich, Chief Operating Officer, SL Green Realty Corp.
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
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 an unrelenting focus on environmental stewardship to manage resource consumption while delivering best-in-class spaces for 150,000 tenant employees and will continue to ensure its portfolio has a significant influence on the low carbon future of New York City. The company’s robust sustainability and ESG initiatives include the use of recycled water, materials and overall sustainable development, building operations meeting or exceeding LEED, ENERGY STAR and BOMA standards, reducing building emissions through green lease efforts with tenants and more. To read SL Green’s 2020 ESG report and learn more, visit SL Green’s website at sustainability.slgreen.com.
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp., 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 December 31, 2020, SL Green held interests in 88 buildings totaling 38.2 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 28.6 million square feet of Manhattan buildings and 8.7 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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