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EPA recognizes businesses for taking steps to improve energy efficiency

Release Date: 11/23/2004
Contact Information: Wendy L. Chavez, (415) 947-4248, chavez.wendy@epa.gov

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized Los Angeles-based Douglas, Emmett & Company, and San Mateo-based Glenborough Realty Trust, Inc., as two of 18 organizations named as ENERGY STAR Leaders for demonstrating superior energy management and environmental leadership.

Both companies have earned recognition for establishing their energy efficiency baselines for all their buildings -- a critical step in successful energy management. These organizations are poised to realize significant energy savings in the future.

ENERGY STAR partners who demonstrate continuous improvement in energy efficiency not just in individual buildings, but organization-wide qualify for the EPA's new ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition. The EPA designates ENERGY STAR Leaders based on an organization's actual energy efficiency, as measured using the EPA's energy performance rating system. The rating system provides an objective, standardized approach for measuring the efficiency of an entire building, or building portfolio, on a 100 point scale. Over 19,000 buildings across the country have used the rating system to help manage their energy use and reduce costs.

"These businesses prove that superior energy management is the cornerstone of strong energy, environmental and financial performance. The EPA is pleased to recognize these organizations whose efforts have helped us protect the environment for future generations," said Wayne Nastri, the EPA's regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest region.

For a complete list of ENERGY STAR Leaders please visit: http://www.energystar.gov

The U.S. EPA introduced ENERGY STAR in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 8,000 organizations have become ENERGY STAR partners and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of businesses, products and homes. For more information, please visit http://www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES.


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