Earlier this year, the Department of Energy and top executives from 19 commercial real estate firms met in New York City to discuss plans to dramatically reduce the sector’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Currently, commercial buildings account for 18 percent of the nation’s energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
The meeting officially launched DOE’s Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance (CREEA), a partnership ofcommercial real estate owners and operators who have volunteered to work together with DOE to make lasting change in the energy consumption of commercial real estate buildings in the United States.
“This collaboration will help speed the adoption of high-performance, energy-efficient buildings by the commercial real estate sector,” said Scott Hine, acting program manager of DOE’s Building Technologies Program.
Look out for future CREEA statements, which we will track in this newsletter, to impact the industry.