April 5, 2023
“We are honored to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for the second time in three years,” said John T. Thomas, the Company’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “We are committed to being a leader in the health care and commercial real estate industries when it comes to managing our properties in an environmentally responsible manner on behalf of our team members, investors, health care partners, and the communities we serve. ENERGY STAR is a critical component of our energy management program and our success.”
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the transition to a clean energy economy. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in producing, selling, and adopting energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis, protecting public health, and creating a clean energy future for everyone.
“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”
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. In 2020, we began highlighting these efforts by publishing our annual ESG report detailing the progress we continue to make in energy, emissions, and water usage reduction as well as waste diversion, among other ESG goals and achievements. DOC also continues to make great strides in pursuing low- or no-cost economic efficiencies across our portfolio while leveraging ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager analytics to prioritize projects with the most significant environmental and financial impact.
In early 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy restarted its ENERGY STAR certification program for medical office buildings, and DOC earned 10 retroactive designations for 2021. These 10 certifications accounted for 15% of the total medical office buildings that earned certification nationwide by the DOE in this initial period. In addition, DOC earned 16 new certifications in 2022, which helped us achieve “Premier Member” status in ENERGY STAR’s “Certification Nation 2022” platform in celebration of ENERGY STAR’s 30th anniversary.
ENERGY STAR award winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit here.