Shine On

By on Apr 13, 2021 in Energy, News, Technology

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have honored ENERGY STAR® partners from 39 states for outstanding leadership in reducing energy bills and tackling climate change. This year, Yardi has received the highest honor — the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award.

For the third consecutive year, Yardi has excelled as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in its ongoing commitment to help educate and support its clients through energy management software with a built-in dashboard for ENERGY STAR scores and benchmarking using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.

Ongoing Excellence

“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said Michael S. Regan, EPA administrator. “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 2021 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award acknowledges Yardi’s technology solutions and ongoing philanthropic efforts across a variety of real estate sectors including:

  • Helping more than 140 clients benchmark energy in over 3,500 buildings
  • Benchmarking water in over 3,000 buildings
  • Promoting the importance of ENERGY STAR scores to clients through education, training and visibility
  • Including ENERGY STAR in Yardi’s energy management software dashboard
  • Publishing more than 32 articles on the benefits of benchmarking, energy management and other conservation topics
  • Providing digital courses for over 36,000 attendees from more than 58 countries during its virtual user conferences
  • Again earning ENERGY STAR certification for its Southern California corporate headquarters

Akshai Rao, vice president at Yardi, sees the award as a reflection of the company’s clients and their impressive achievements in energy management and conservation.

“We’re proud of our clients’ achievements using ENERGY STAR resources to meet their business and sustainability goals. Our benchmarking increased by more than 50% over last year. This is due in part to rapid adoption of ENERGY STAR benchmarking to better understand remote work environment impacts on building energy use during the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to helping our clients and the industry gain even more ENERGY STAR benefits moving forward,” said Rao.

Your Turn to Shine

For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit To learn more about getting support for your company’s energy management and sustainability goals, join a free energy management webinar.