Boston – Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP), a publicly-traded developer, owner and manager of Class A office properties in the United States, has been selected as a 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.
Earning an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award distinguishes corporate energy management programs and is the highest level of EPA recognition. Partners must perform at a superior level of energy management, demonstrate best practices across the organization and prove organization-wide energy savings.
BXP is reported to be a well-established leader in energy efficiency and has widely adopted public energy use intensity reduction goals. The company has reduced the energy use intensity of its actively-managed office buildings 27% and has a standing goal to reduce energy use intensity 32% by 2025.
In 2019, 45 BXP buildings earned the ENERGY STAR rating and the company achieved an average score of 71 across its actively-managed and eligible in-service portfolio.
“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA principal deputy assistant administrator for Air and Radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”
“We’re proud of our continuing partnership with ENERGY STAR and the recognition of our commitment to implement energy efficiency measures throughout our properties,” said Doug Linde, president, BXP. “We are making progress towards our energy use intensity reduction goals while reducing operating costs and improving performance.”
The company has significant presence in five markets: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
In addition to the recent ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award, BXP’s commitment to sustainable development and operations has been recognized by numerous industry groups.
BXP ranked among the top 4% of worldwide participants in the 2019 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB); for the eighth straight year the Company earned a GRESB “Green Star” and achieved the highest GRESB 5-star Rating.
The company completed its Fitwel Champion commitments and was named a 2020 Best in Building Health award winner. LEED certified properties now total 24.3 million sq. ft., more than half of BXP’s actively-managed office portfolio, 96% of which are certified at the highest Gold and Platinum levels.