Staples receives a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its superior energy efficiency achievements

Staples recognized for its sustained leadership to protect the environment

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-Apr-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Staples with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

Staples, an ENERGY STAR partner since 1992, will be honored for their energy efficient achievements of the certification of 612 total buildings, and recertification of 33 buildings in 2015. Staples was a strong competitor in the EPA Better Buildings Challenge committing to reduce energy intensity by 25 percent by 2020 and to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2025. Overall, Staples achieved an average of 30 percent portfolio-wide reduction in energy intensity over the past few years with its energy efficiency programs, including green power investments, providing 18 million kWh of clean energy from solar in 2015.

“Staples truly values its partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Bob Valair, director of energy and environmental management, Staples, Inc. “It’s exciting to see the impact we’ve made through our energy efficiency programs and we remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.”

Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.

“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Staples is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I’m proud to recognize Staples with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.Staples demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

The 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want – in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.

Source: Staples, Inc.

Staples, Inc.
Mark Cautela, 508-253-3832
mark.cautela@staples.com
or
ENERGY STAR
Kristinn Leonhart, 202-343-9062
Brand Manager
Leonhart.Kristinn@epa.gov

 

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(L-R) Staples' Vice President of Construction, Engineering & Support Services John Lynch, EPA Director and Chief of the Energy Star Program Jean Lupinacci and Staples' Director of Energy and Environmental Management Bob Valair at the event where the EPA recognized Staples, with the 2016 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year - Sustained Excellence Award. (Photo: Business Wire)

(L-R) Staples’ Vice President of Construction, Engineering & Support Services John Lynch, EPA Director and Chief of the Energy Star Program Jean Lupinacci and Staples’ Director of Energy and Environmental Management Bob Valair at the event where the EPA recognized Staples, with the 2016 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year – Sustained Excellence Award. (Photo: Business Wire)

EPA awarded CBRE Group, Inc. 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

2015 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year-Sustained Excellence
Top Service Firm In “Certification Nation” Promotion​

Los Angeles, CA, 2015-4-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. This marks the eighth consecutive year that CBRE has been recognized for ENERGY STAR performance.

CBRE also took top honors among all real estate service providers by certifying 406 buildings during 2014—the most of any building owner or manager in the year-long Certification Nation promotion sponsored by EPA. Certification Nation 2014 celebrated 15 years of ENERGY STAR certification for buildings by awarding special recognition for multiple-building certifications and CBRE achieved the highest accolade, “Elite Member,” in that program.

Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.

“Sustainability is a core value of our company and our service to clients, “said David Pogue, CBRE’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility. “Our partnership with ENERGY STAR is an essential way we increase energy efficiency and deliver real advantage for our clients,”

“Being named an Elite Member of the Certification Nation program recognition is a further testament to the strength of our sustainability program and the dedication of our Asset Services teams,” Mr. Pogue added.

“Through their sustained participation with ENERGY STAR, CBRE is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I applaud CBRE for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

CBRE assists owners and occupiers with energy efficiency programs at properties it manages around the world. Since first developing CBRE’s sustainability program in 2006, ENERGY STAR has remained the operational framework for advancing energy efficiency practices in its managed portfolio. These efforts continue to produce powerful results:

  • ​Since 2007, the company has benchmarked office buildings managed by its U.S. Asset Services Group with ENERGY STAR.
  • Today, 1,229 buildings representing more than 229 million square feet are participating in the program, significantly more than from any other third-party management firm.
  • In comparison with the previous year, the 1,229 participating buildings experienced a savings of 3,392 metric tons of CO2e; the equivalent of reducing 8,078,571 average passenger vehicle miles driven in an entire year.
  • CBRE’s 406 ENERGY STAR buildings under management represent almost 5% of the 8,804 U.S. office buildings labeled.

CBRE offers a wide range of sustainability initiatives under its Environmental Sustainability program, which includes global commitments in 11 key areas of environmentally sound performance, including resource management, occupancy, communications and training, public policy and procurement. The program provides best practices and initiatives that strengthen CBRE’s own environmental commitment, reflect the best environmental practices in our clients’ properties, and provide vital training and education to CBRE professionals.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website atwww.cbre.com​.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 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. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).​​​

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