National Stars

By on Jun 28, 2022 in Energy

Yardi recently earned the 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program, in recognition of its longstanding commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

The company’s accomplishments over the past year include helping more than 200 clients benchmark energy in 5,000+ buildings, sharing ENERGY STAR data to help clients access green financing for buildings, earning ENERGY STAR certification for two corporate headquarters buildings in Santa Barbara, Calif., and providing energy classes for more than 6,000 client representatives during its virtual Yardi Advanced Solutions Conference.

Yardi shared the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year spotlight with organizations that also distinguished themselves in energy stewardship in 2021. They include:

  • Industry associations including BOMA International, a trade association for commercial real estate professionals. BOMA International promoted ENERGY STAR resources to help its members meet sustainability objectives. BOMA’s Georgia chapter also received an award for promoting ENERGY STAR values in articles, videos and website content. IREM, an international commercial real estate organization, earned recognition for launching certified sustainable property programs and courses. Yardi has presented its smart energy solutions at BOMA and IREM conferences and provided a grant for BOMA’s Water and Waste Challenge program.
  • Commercial building interests such as global real estate services and investment firm CBRE, which achieved ENERGY STAR certification for 174 properties and benchmarked 5,941 buildings in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®; real estate investment manager Nuveen Real Estate, which delivered sustainability and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager training to 100% of its internal staff; professional services provider and investment manager JLL, which delivered ENERGY STAR messages to 1.3 million people through its social media channels; and Vornado Realty Trust, a fully integrated REIT that benchmarked 100% of its assets for energy, 99% for water and 70% for waste. Vornado also continued ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunts with two large retail tenants that produced total savings of 217,000 kWh and $50,000 in annual energy costs.
  • CalPortland Company, a Glendora, Calif., producer of cement, concrete, aggregates and asphalt pavement. CalPortland achieved a reduction in energy intensity – the amount of energy used to produce a given level of output or activity – of 0.5% over 2020. One of its cement plants earned ENERGY STAR certification for the 10th consecutive year.
  • Waltham, Mass.-based defense contractor Raytheon Technologies. Raytheon leveraged ENERGY STAR tools to achieve over 6.45 million kWh and 33,859 therms in annual energy savings. The company also engaged 590 employees in virtual energy fairs to facilitate the purchase of 11,950 ENERGY STAR products, saving the employees nearly 140,000 kWh annually.
  • Apparel producer HanesBrands Inc. of Winston Salem, N.C. HanesBrands achieved a 7% energy intensity reduction using ENERGY STAR® tools and resources. The company also initiated four solar energy projects totaling over 12 megawatts and completed a comprehensive roadmap to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Austin Energy, the municipal electric utility for Texas’ capital city. Austin Energy increased participation in Home Performance – an ENERGY STAR home upgrade program – more than 10% over 2020 and, through a credit union, offered financing for home performance improvements. The utility also invested nearly $3 million in weatherization projects benefiting low-to-moderate income customers.
  • Canon U.S.A. Inc., a provider of consumer, business-to-business and industrial digital imaging solutions in Melville, N.Y., which reduced energy consumption by 18% with a new toner design and improved motors for its latest generation of imaging equipment. Canon also earned ENERGY STAR certification for over 90% of its products.
  • Air King, a West Chester, Pa., manufacturer of ventilation and indoor air quality products. Air King marketed the lowest cost ENERGY STAR certified exhaust fan on the market to serve budget builds and increased sales of ENERGY STAR vent fans in three product lines. Air King also increased sales of a certified range hood model by 25%.
  • Bosch, a maker of residential kitchen and laundry appliances, which earned ENERGY STAR certification for nearly all its residential appliance products, including its complete portfolios of refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers. The Irvine, Calif., company also offered training on its ENERGY STAR certified products at more than 1,000 in-person and virtual events.
  • Pool equipment manufacturer Hayward Holdings of Berkeley Heights, N.J., which launched a line of ultra-high efficiency pumps designed to deliver maximum energy savings and cut equipment costs by more than a third. Hayward also created webinars and videos to educate the industry about new ENERGY STAR requirements for pool pumps.
  • Healthpeak Properties, which reduced energy use portfolio-wide by 7.2%, achieved ENERGY STAR certifications for three new properties and invested over $8.5 million in reflective “cool” roofing and other upgrades. The Denver healthcare real estate investment trust also created a green bond fund using the ENERGY STAR 1-100 score to target properties with the most cost-effective financing opportunities and instituted new corporate sustainability goals, including a science-based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions 37.5% by 2033.

See the complete list of 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award winners.