When choosing a real estate partner, SUSTAINABILITY is the advantage.
Transwestern has a history of operating some of the most energy efficient properties in the country. We were the first in our industry to make sustainable building operations the norm and we are proud of our accomplishments and the financial results reaped for our clients. We continuously take action to reduce property operating costs and environmental footprints by educating the industry and providing clients with sustainable energy efficient solutions for their real estate. For nearly 15 years, our energy management practices have consistently reduced operating costs across the Transwestern managed portfolio by an average of 20 percent.
What drives our commitment to building efficiency and sustainability? Read our Sustainability Mission Statement here.
COMMITMENT TO ENERGY STAR
Transwestern proactively embraces the ENERGY STAR®
benchmarking program as a way to reduce property operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Our integrated approach allows us to quickly evaluate buildings and enables us to make continuous improvements in the energy performance of the properties we manage, regardless of age or class of the building. Transwestern has benchmarked more than 1,700 buildings, totaling 45 million square feet, and has an average ENERGY STAR portfolio rating of 82. We are a multiple year ENERGY STAR award winner and were the first third-party real estate services firm to win both the Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence awards.
PARTNERING WITH THE USGBC
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance Green buildings. Administered by the U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC), the LEED rating system measures performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality. The LEED rating system also recognizes and rewards innovative design and process.Our efforts have saved more than 12 million gallons of water and reduced CO2
emissions by 166 million pounds. To date, the firm has LEED certified more than 38 properties across the U.S., totaling 14 million square feet, and is leading certification projects in such countries as China, Saudi Arabia and Brazil.
PARTNERING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, WHITE HOUSE FOR THE BETTER BUILDING CHALLENGE
Transwestern is advancing its commitment to promoting and incorporating sustainability in its work by becoming a partner of the Better Buildings Challenge
. Transwestern is committing 442 office buildings, totaling 78 million square feet of its managed portfolio to the Challenge and will be executing its goal to reduce energy consumption across this portfolio by more than 20 percent by 2020. In particular, Transwestern will be working with building owners to identify and implement innovative, deep energy retrofits to lower operating costs and improve the bottom line while preserving the environment for future generations. Follow our progress and that of the other BBC partners here
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