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Sustainable Investment Group Honored by EPA as a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

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Jeff Stewart
ENERGY STAR Team Lead
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Sustainable Investment Group recognized for increasing energy efficiency in commercial, institutional, and industrial markets

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Logo | Sustainable Investment GroupATLANTA, GA, March 28, 2016 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Sustainable Investment Group with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Service and Product Provider Award for its outstanding efforts to increase energy efficiency within commercial, institutional, and industrial markets. Sustainable Investment Group’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.

Sustainable Investment Group will be honored for improving the average ENERGY STAR score in our client buildings, earning the 2015 ENERGY STAR label at 162 properties, supporting cities and counties across the nation in ENERGY STAR benchmarking ordinance compliance, and promoting ENERGY STAR and Portfolio Manager through training classes, marketing materials, speaking engagements, and client relationships.

“Sustainable Investment Group truly values our partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Scott Baker, President of Sustainable Investment Group.” It’s exciting to see the impact we’ve made through our Energy Audits, Commissioning and Retro-commissioning, Energy Performance Benchmarking, and Energy Modeling projects. Through these and our extensive LEED Consulting services, we remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.”

Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.

“Sustainable Investment Group is helping businesses and organizations save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Through its focus on energy efficiency, Sustainable Investment Group demonstrates a desire to preserve a healthy planet for future generations by inspiring others to join the cause.”

ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.

For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

About Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)

Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is a full-service sustainability consulting firm that provides environmentally focused solutions to design, construction, real estate, and building operations professionals. SIG works on a variety of projects in multiple markets across the U.S. In Atlanta alone, SIG has completed 11.7M SF of LEED® O+M: Existing Buildings and 29.6M SF of ENERGY STAR® certified buildings.

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.