As Earth Day is celebrated around the globe today, the team at Cushman & Wakefield is proud to have received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.
The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award is the highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards. The EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for at least two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.
“Our team is excited to be recognized as an Energy Star Partner of the Year,” said Christy Means, Managing Director of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield Dallas. “Operational and energy efficiencies have become more important over the last few years, and especially now as we prepare our properties for the summer heat and potential energy shortfalls. We educate our teams locally to shed load and utilize power at the non-peak hours so that we are running the properties at optimal performance.”
In Dallas and around the world, Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services team works closely with each property’s ownership to optimize the operational performance and efficiency of the clients’ assets—a task that must also be carefully balanced with tenant comfort and satisfaction.
Energy efficiency and reduced HVAC and lighting costs are a growing concern for property owners, who are taking significant steps to improve heating and cooling performance. In the Dallas area, a variety of properties managed by Cushman & Wakefield have achieved LEED certification, including Lincoln Centre, Urban Towers and Sherry Lane Place. Meanwhile, several properties are leveraging innovative technologies to reduce energy use. One example is Genea, a software in use at Granite Tower and Lincoln Centre that automates the processes for requesting overtime HVAC and lighting, which reduces energy use and saves money.
Cushman & Wakefield’s accomplishments were recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, DC on April 11.
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”