The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. with the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for its strong commitment to energy efficiency. On April 12, 2011, the EPA will hold a ceremony and present CBRE with the award.
CBRE’s participation in the ENERGY STAR program is a large part of the organization’s dedication to protecting the environment. All of its office buildings are registered with ENERGY STAR, covering more than 50,000 square feet. As a result this type of commitment, CBRE has been recognized as CBRE Partner of the Year for four consecutive years. The ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award is the highest honor the EPA gives and reflects CBRE long-term dedication.
“We are again greatly honored to be recognized by the EPA, and this award attests to the continued efforts of our clients, employees and tenants who work hard to make a difference,” said David Pogue, national director of sustainability and head of the Company’s green initiative in the Americas region.
As a commercial real estate company, CBRE’s energy efficient practices are handed down to property managers and tenants, and all of them have cooperated in achieving the company’s green goals.
CBRE is the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world, with around 31,000 employees and 300 executive offices. Its areas of business include properties, facilities, and project management, mortgage banking, research and consultation, corporate services, sales and leasing, and appraisal and valuation. The company manages 2.4 billion square feet of property. Because of CBRE’s commitment to corporate responsibility, including energy efficiency, it was named to the “Honor Roll” of Companies That Care.