Thursday, April 5, 2018

IREM® Earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

Angela Aeschliman

CHICAGO, IL – IREM® (the Institute of Real Estate Management) is proud to announce that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts in the Energy Efficiency Program Delivery category.

IREM received the award for the following programs and activities:
  • Live and online training on energy management, including a new course on benchmarking multifamily properties in the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool.
  • Integration of ENERGY STAR tools and resources with the IREM Certified Sustainable Property certification, an affordable, achievable, and meaningful recognition for existing office, multifamily, and retail properties. 
  • Industry research on energy efficiency practices and perceptions among real estate managers, including benchmarking and use of ENERGY STAR tools and resources, as well as a forthcoming study on the impact of property certifications such as ENERGY STAR on the financial performance of multifamily communities. 
  • Participation in ENERGY STAR-related events and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) participation in IREM events to provide ENERGY STAR information and updates to members and the industry. 
This is the second consecutive year IREM has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. IREM's accomplishments will be recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018. 

"IREM supports sustainable, efficient management and operations as a way to enhance the environmental and financial performance of the assets we manage," notes 2018 IREM Sustainability Advisory Board Chair Angela Aeschliman, CPM, CCIM, LEED AP ND, Des Plaines, IL.

Donald B. Wilkerson
 "ENERGY STAR tools and resources are vital to this effort, and we are honored to be among the leaders in helping the industry take full advantage of what ENERGY STAR offers."

2018 IREM President Donald B. Wilkerson, CPM, Reno, NV added, "IREM is dedicated to providing the tools that real estate managers need to succeed, and IREM's partnership with ENERGY STAR helps us in that mission.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, and we look forward to a continued relationship with them in the years ahead."

In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and while achieving broad emissions reductions. 

For a complete list of 2018 winner and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit