Bozzuto Announces Partnership With EPA Energy Star Program
July 07, 2016
-- Corporate Energy Star Partnership and Property Certification Demonstrate Commitment to Sustainability --
GREENBELT, MD - May 31, 2016 - Bozzuto announced today their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Program to help lead the energy efficiency movement by helping thousands of individuals, families, and businesses save energy while reducing their impact on the environment.
Through its voluntary partnership with the ENERGY STAR Program, Bozzuto will work to improve energy efficiency and fight climate change through a strategic, corporate energy management, education and awareness program that will help preserve the environment for future generations.
This commitment is proven through the work on two Bozzuto apartment communities, 7th Flats, in Washington, D.C.’s legendary Shaw neighborhood, and The Loree Grand at Union Place, in the District’s NoMa neighborhood. Both communities earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification, which signifies that the buildings perform better than 75 percent of similar communities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR measures the energy usage of the entire building, including every apartment, all common areas, retail spaces, and garage. The certification weighs both the design of the building as well operational efficiency. Both properties maintain strict utility management of vacant units and low-traffic common areas. In conjunction with the EPA, Bozzuto has developed sustainability guidelines that address best practices for energy and water usage and education and engagement for site staff and residents.
According to the EPA, across the United States, 86 multifamily properties have earned ENERGY STAR certification since it became available in 2014. In Washington, D.C., only seven multifamily properties have been certified as ENERGY STAR, including two Bozzuto managed communities – 7th Flats and The Loree Grand.
"Bozzuto is pleased to accept the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification which recognizes our energy efficiency efforts, and that of our partners, at 7th Flats and The Loree Grand,” said Peter Zadoretzky, Director of Sustainability, Bozzuto Management Company. "Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs. Being among only 86 multifamily communities in the nation to have earned this certification is a testament to our pledge of excellence and dedication to sustainable, responsible living for our residents.”
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.
Bozzuto is a privately held, diversified residential real estate company focused on creating extraordinary experiences of home and community. We are passionate about inspiring our customers, clients, and partners through our expertise in multifamily development, construction, and management, as well as homebuilding. Since 1988, these strong relationships have allowed us to acquire, develop, and build more than 42,000 homes and apartments while managing more than 54,000 apartment residences. Our company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing and managing communities that range from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. For more information, please visit www.bozzuto.com.