U.S. EPA Honors 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year Award Winners in New York
NEW YORK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 19 ENERGY STAR partners across New York for their outstanding leadership in reducing American energy bills and tackling climate change.
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “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.”
This year, ENERGY STAR is giving special recognition to award-winning partners for their year-over-year commitment to energy efficiency through the program’s highest honor: the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. To qualify for Sustained Excellence recognition, winners must have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.
For more than 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2019 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses save nearly 500 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and avoid $39 billion in energy costs. These savings resulted in emission reductions of nearly 390 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, roughly equivalent to 5% of U.S. total greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence Award Winners in New York are:
- Bristol Myers Squibb (New York City) – a biopharmaceutical company, instituted new sustainability goals, incorporated Celgene and its manufacturing facilities into the BMS corporate energy program, and reduced corporatewide energy intensity by 3.3 percent over 2019. Sustained Excellence winner for four years.
- Canon U.S.A., Inc. (Melville) – an imaging solutions business, earned ENERGY STAR certification for nearly 90 percent of eligible products and reached over 700,000 consumers on social media, featuring the energy, cost-saving and environmental benefits of ENERGY STAR. Sustained Excellence winner for four years.
- Central Hudson Gas & Electric (Poughkeepsie) – an electric and gas utility, effectively leveraged ENERGY STAR to help customers purchase certified heat pump water heaters, pool pumps, thermostats, and lighting that will save 32,000 MWh of electricity.
- CodeGreen Solutions (New York City) – a real estate sustainability and energy management company, utilized ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® to benchmark almost 1,600 properties comprising 650 million square feet, and provided benchmarking compliance reporting services to more than 37 percent of New York City office buildings. Sustained Excellence winner for three years.
- Colgate-Palmolive Company (New York City) – a consumer products company, launched its new 2025 Sustainability and Social Impact Strategy, which includes targets for 100 percent renewable electricity, net zero carbon, and energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Sustained Excellence winner for nine years.
- Columbia Property Trust (New York City) – a publicly listed real estate investment trust, leveraged ENERGY STAR to grow its comprehensive energy management program and benchmarked 100 percent of its portfolio in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, representing almost seven million square feet.
- Consolidated Edison Company of New York (New York City) – an electric, gas, and steam utility, effectively promoted a variety of ENERGY STAR certified products through diverse channels including independent and big box retailers, distributors, contractors, and online platforms. Sustained Excellence winner for two years.
- Corning Incorporated (Corning) – a specialty glass, ceramics, and advanced optical products producer, continued to refine the company’s sustainability efforts by publishing its first set of public goals, including three focused on energy, water, and waste management; and emphasized the company’s commitment to increase its use of renewable energy. Sustained Excellence winner for six years.
- Empire State Realty Trust (New York City) – a real estate investment trust, leveraged ENERGY STAR in its energy management program and promoted best practices to internal and external audiences, including certifying 76 percent of its building portfolio, representing over 7.2 million square feet.
- ENGIE Impact (New York City) – a resource management and sustainability consulting services provider, delivered monthly benchmarking services for more than 47,000 client buildings, and assisted clients in securing more than 3,100 rebates worth $25 million for ENERGY STAR certified products. Sustained Excellence winner for 15 years.
- Green Team LI (Holbrook) – a home performance contractor, completed almost 400 residential projects and led statewide efforts to develop safe practices for contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also collaborating on several energy efficiency innovations.
- MetLife (New York City) – a global financial services company, integrated ENERGY STAR into capital planning and budgeting processes and energy management best practices and achieved ENERGY STAR certification for 18 properties in 2020. Sustained Excellence winner for one year.
- Nuveen Real Estate (New York City) – a real estate investment management firm, demonstrated outstanding energy management across its portfolio and achieved ENERGY STAR certification for more than 27 properties in 2020. Sustained Excellence winner for 12 years.
- Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. (Pearl River) – an electric and gas utility, helped customers save more than 55,000 MWh through energy efficiency programs focused on ENERGY STAR certified lighting, thermostats, heat pump water heaters, and other measures.
- PSEG Long Island (Uniondale) – the transmission and distribution system operator for the Long Island Power authority, promoted a diverse array of ENERGY STAR certified products and innovated to help more low- to moderate-income customers complete Home Performance with ENERGY STAR improvements with on-bill financing with tiered incentives. Sustained Excellence winner for one year.
- SL Green Realty Corp. (New York City) – a fully integrated real estate investment trust, engaged in tenant outreach and education programs for internal staff focusing on energy management and achieved ENERGY STAR certification for 14 buildings across its New York City and suburban portfolios in 2020. Sustained Excellence winner for four years.
- Tishman Speyer (New York City) – an owner, developer, and operator of real estate, continued its commitment to achieving excellence in energy management, benchmarked 100 percent of its properties in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, and leveraged ENERGY STAR tools and resources to achieve its energy reduction goals. Sustained Excellence winner for five years.
- Vornado Realty Trust (New York City) – a fully integrated real estate investment trust, promoted ENERGY STAR and energy efficiency best practices throughout its organizations and to its tenants, received ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition for two offices in 2020, and committed to recognizing 30 other building management offices in 2021. Sustained Excellence winner for six years.
- Wise Home Energy LLC (Rochester) – a home performance company, achieved total electrification for 12 homes and improved energy savings per project, while also working with state officials on safety protocols and opportunities to advance electrification. Sustained Excellence winner for two years.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about and https://www.energystar.gov/about/origins_mission/energy_star_numbers.