Office Properties Income Trust received the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts in energy management. This is the second consecutive year that OPI has achieved this honor.
According to a prepared statement, currently, 71 buildings in OPI’s portfolio are ENERGY STAR certified. All properties owned by OPI are managed by the RMR Group LLC, the majority owned operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc., which is responsible for providing all aspects of property management services to more than 700 buildings that contain over 75 million square feet of commercial office, industrial, medical office, life science and retail space. RMR LLC has also been honored as a 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts as a Service and Product Provider.
“Recognition from Energy Star for energy management for the second year in a row underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship, limiting our carbon footprint and continued efforts to uphold our sustainability initiatives,” said David Blackman, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPI.
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award recognizes ENERGY STAR partner businesses and organizations in good standing that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.