April 13, 2021
DOC is a proud recipient of the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. Partners must perform at a superior level of energy management, demonstrate best practices across the organization, prove organization-wide energy savings, and communicate the benefits of ENERGY STAR. ENERGY STAR Award Winners lead their industries in the adoption of energy-efficient products, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
While we celebrate this announcement, we recognize that it is not the culmination of our efforts, but another step forward as we continue to Invest in better® for our communities and be leaders in ESG performance within the health care real estate industry.
As an ENERGY STAR partner since 2014, DOC has made an ongoing and long-term commitment to incorporate better environmental impact principles into our business thoughtfully and responsibly. DOC has also made great strides in working with our health care partners to pursue low- or no-cost economic efficiencies across our portfolio. We also leverage an expanding array of building data – including utilizing ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager – to prioritize capital improvement projects with the most significant environmental and financial impact. ENERGY STAR award winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners.