2022 ENERGY Star

IREM® Earns 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award

CHICAGO (May 17, 2022) – IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) is proud to announce it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the sixth consecutive year!

The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor of the ENERGY STAR program awards. Winners are part of a distinguished group committed to driving the clean energy transition. They are among the nation’s leaders in deploying energy efficiency to protect the environment and public health, and IREM is honored to be named among them.

“For the sixth year in a row, IREM is thrilled to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award,” says Barry Blanton, CPM®, 2022 IREM president. “Reducing greenhouse gas emissions created by the built environment is a priority for real estate managers, and IREM continues to evolve programs including the CSP certification and member education to provide tools and resources that deliver energy-efficient solutions to building managers around the world.”

To earn the 2022 award, IREM led the following initiatives:

  • Launched an industrial properties version of the IREM Certified Sustainable Property (CSP) program, a green building certification that leverages and promotes ENERGY STAR tools and resources.
  • Further developed and deployed ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager’s API, Web Services, on the IREM CSP application platform.
  • Offered education that includes instruction on ENERGY STAR tools and resources, including webinars, self-paced courses, and conference sessions. Additionally, the IREM certification course MNT402 “Managing Maintenance Operations and Property Risk,” available to IREM CPM® (Certified Property Manager) candidates in several delivery formats, includes content on ENERGY STAR tools and resources.

And the IREM Foundation continues to fund sustainability projects through Elaina’s Sustainability Fund grants.

“ENERGY STAR has helped American families and businesses since 1992 avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than four billion metric tons of greenhouse-gas reductions,” says EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “In 2020 alone, energy savings from ENERGY STAR and its thousands of partners helped reduce U.S. electricity consumption equivalent to more than 10 percent of total U.S. demand, and resulted in emissions reductions equivalent to more than five percent of U.S. total greenhouse-gas emissions.”

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

About IREM

For over 85 years, our members have made us the world’s strongest voice for all things real estate management. Almost 20,000 leaders in commercial and residential management call this home for education, support, and networking. Our CPM®, ARM®, ACoM, and AMO® certifications are internationally recognized symbols of ethical leadership and a well-managed property. And our tools deliver decades of on-the-job know-how to help members get even better at what they do. Put simply – IREM and its members are here to elevate the profession. If you know real estate management, come get to know us.

About ENERGY Star

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. See more background information about ENERGY STAR.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Todd Feist

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