SL Green Realty Corp. has been honored with the 2016 REME Award for Workplace Environment – Sustainability by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®). The award celebrates an innovative sustainability program within the workplace or across a portfolio.
SL Green, an S&P 500 company and New York City’s largest office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT). The company earned the award for a transformative sustainability program that optimizes operational efficiency, results in substantial energy savings, and fosters meaningful employee engagement. In concert with its tenant VIACOM, SL Green implemented an energy efficiency retrofit at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.
SL Green’s REME Award was accepted by Evin Epstein, Sustainability Administrator, at IREM’s Fall Conference in San Diego, CA.
“I’m so happy to congratulate SL Green on their 2016 REME Award for Workplace Environment – Sustainability for such a great initiative that, in concert with their tenant VIACOM, implemented an energy efficiency retrofit at their global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15% and counting, and collaboration influence of other key tenants,” says Chris Mellen, CPM®, ARM®, 2016 IREM® President, The Simon Companies, Braintree, MA. “Their sustainability initiative is truly an exceptional program, demonstrating the highest level of sustainability best practices in the real estate management industry.”
The IREM® REME Awards recognize companies and individuals who have achieved a higher level of real estate management excellence, have advanced the profession, and have shown brilliant innovation and leadership. The REME Awards are an opportunity to showcase outstanding work for those dedicated to improving the places people live, work, and shop. Submissions to the REME Awards can include any or all asset classes, and companies of any size.
Learn more about all of the 2016 REME Awards Winners here.