SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG
) has been awarded Energy Star labels from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 15 buildings in its New York City portfolio.
According to the EPA, properties with its Energy Star label are more than 30 percent more efficient than those without the label, resulting in lower operating costs for both landlords and tenants at those properties.
100 Park Ave., 420 Lexington Ave., 100 Church St., 180 Maiden Ln., 521 Fifth Ave., 673 First Ave., and 600 Lexington Ave. are among the New York City properties recognized for environmental and energy performance, setting them apart as some of the most efficient buildings in the nation.
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"We are pleased that so many of our assets are recognized with this label, eight for the second consecutive year, and the achievement is a reflection of our on-going commitment to our environmental sustainability program throughout the SL Green portfolio," said Steven Durels, SL Green executive vice president, director of leasing and real property. "These designations demonstrate our continued efforts to provide our tenants with a best-in-class work environment."
In addition, eight buildings in SL Green's suburban portfolio also boast recent Energy Star labels, including: 360 Hamilton Ave., 140 Grand St., 150 Grand St., 100 Summit Lake Dr., 500 Summit Lake Dr., 500 W. Putnam, 750 Washington Blvd., and 1055 Washington Blvd.
"The continued growth of our properties receiving the energy star label is due to the success of our energy efficiency program, outstanding effort by the Operations team, and sustainable commitments by our tenants" said Jay Black, SL Green director of sustainability. "Over ten million square feet of SL Green’s commercial office space
portfolio has received the current Energy Star Label, and we look forward to future augmentation of this market leading program."