Kilroy has once again been selected by the EPA as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner. This is Kilroy's third year as a Sustained Excellence winner and fifth win in a row as a Partner of the Year.
EPA’s annual ENERGY STAR Awards honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The award winners are chosen from nearly 15,000 partners that participate in the ENERGY STAR program, and the selection is extremely competitive.
“Lowering operating expenses for our tenants via energy efficiency is a key business strategy at KRC,” said Jeff Hawken, Chief Operating Officer. “The ENERGY STAR program helps us find new opportunities to reduce energy use and achieve recognition for doing so from our tenants, investors and other stakeholders.”
Kilroy’s key 2017 accomplishments related to award-winning energy management programs included:
- 55 properties (9.1 million square feet) earned the ENERGY STAR Label in 2017, representing 73% of the Kilroy eligible stabilized portfolio
- Kilroy recognized the work of its tenants through an innovative social media campaign
- Kilroy’s office portfolio experienced a drop in energy use of 3.9%, over 27,000 megawatt-hours, even though occupancy increased over the same timeframe
- The annual CO2 reduction was equivalent to taking 1,353 cars off the road for a year, providing a year of electricity to 682 homes, planting 163,700 trees and letting them grow for 10 years, and avoiding burning over 34.5 railcars’ worth of coal. Since the 2010 launch of our energy efficiency programs, Kilroy has cumulatively reduced its energy consumption by nearly 39.4 million megawatt-hours.