Written by: Marta Schantz
At this point, everyone and their mothers have heard of ENERGY STAR. It’s a government program that is impressively pervasive throughout the market and has made incredible impacts to the energy efficiency of our country. ENERGY STAR is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For 25 years, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment.
Part of the reason the ENERGY STAR program has been so successful is its partnerships with industry leaders. Each year, EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protect the environment through energy efficiency. This year's award winners were recognized at the ENERGY STAR Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington, DC.
Waypoint was lucky enough to attend this year as a guest of our long-term partner the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, who won its 11th award, ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence – major kudos to BOMA for its continued support and long-term commitment to energy efficiency!
Waypoint Manager Marta Schantz noted the high-energy environment of the awards ceremony:
You could feel the energy and excitement in the room! Not only are these organizations the movers and shakers of our country writ large, they are also leading the pack when it comes to environmental responsibility and sustainable stewardship. It’s an honor to work with such impactful and caring people in our everyday work at Waypoint.
We applaud all of our colleagues, friends, and partners who are recognized this year for their energy efficiency efforts through ENERGY STAR. Waypoint’s work with our utility, government, and real estate clients all weaves in the value of ENERGY STAR, whether through Portfolio Manager benchmarking, obtaining ENERGY STAR building certifications, or promoting high-efficiency ENERGY STAR-rated technologies. Keep an eye out for us to join the “Partner of the Year” club in the future!