04/15/2021 | by
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Thirteen REITs have been named as 2021 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award winners, with seven of the 13 receiving a Sustained Excellence Award—the highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards.

Each year, EPA honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to businesses or organizations that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.

REITs that received the Sustained Excellence Award include:

Kilroy Realty Corp . (NYSE: KRC), its sixth consecutive Sustained Excellence win

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO), its sixth consecutive Sustained Excellence win

SL Green Realty Corp . (NYSE: SLG), its fourth consecutive Sustained Excellence win

Office Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: OPI), its second consecutive Sustained Excellence win

Boston Properties, Inc . (NYSE: BXP), its first Sustained Excellence win

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc . (NYSE: HPP), its first Sustained Excellence win

Welltower Inc . (NYSE: WELL), its first Sustained Excellence win

In addition, The RMR Group LLC, which manages all properties owned by Office Properties Income Trust, had its first Sustained Excellence win.

REITs that were named as a Partner of the Year award winner include:

Columbia Property Trust, Inc, (NYSE: CXP); Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR); Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT); Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC); Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM); and, Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR).