The Bernstein Management Corporation (BMC), a regional leader in real estate management and investment, achieved Energy Star certification at six of its residential properties in 2021, representing 474 total units, or just under 10% of the company’s residential portfolio.
The newly certified properties are located in Washington, D.C. and include: , , , , and . To achieve certification, the properties each had to benchmark all energy use over a period of time, then receive verification from a third party. The properties achieved an average Energy Star score of 75, meaning the buildings are more energy efficient than 75% of similar properties nationwide.
“We feel Energy Star certification reflects holistic, best-in-class sustainability metrics for our residential portfolio. As a company that owns and manages our own properties, we are focused on minimizing environmental impact and maximizing long-term sustainability,” said Michael Brown, AVP of Energy Management and Ancillary Services for BMC.
The BMC team is actively working to achieve Energy Star certification at additional residential and commercial properties throughout its portfolio.