SL Green Receives Energy Star Label For Fifteen New York City Buildings
10 Million Square Feet of SL Green Properties Now Carry the Prestigious EPA Designation
New York, NY - January 24, 2012 -SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) announced today that fifteen buildings in its New York City portfolio are recipients of the prestigious U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Label.
100 Park Avenue, 420 Lexington Avenue, 100 Church Street, 180 Maiden Lane, 521 Fifth Avenue, 673 First Avenue, 600 Lexington Avenue are among the NYC properties recognized for superior performance, and among the most energy efficient buildings in the nation.
According to the EPA, properties with the Energy Star Label are more than 30 percent more efficient than those without, resulting in lower operating costs for both the Landlord and Tenants.
"We are pleased that so many of our assets are recognized with this label, eight for the second consecutive year, and the achievement is a reflection of our on-going commitment to our environmental sustainability program throughout the SL Green portfolio," said Steven Durels, SL Green Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing and Real Property. "These designations demonstrate our continued efforts to provide our tenants with a best-in-class work environment."
In addition to the New York City properties, eight buildings in SL Green's suburban portfolio, namely 360 Hamilton Avenue, 140 Grand Street, 150 Grand Street, 100 Summit Lake Drive, 500 Summit Lake Drive, 500 West Putnam, 750 Washington Boulevard and 1055 Washington Boulevard, boast the Energy Star Label distinction. .
"The continued growth of our properties receiving the energy star label is due to the success of our energy efficiency program, outstanding effort by the Operations team, and sustainable commitments by our tenants" said Jay Black, SL Green Director of Sustainability. "Over ten million square feet of SL Green's commercial office space portfolio has received the current Energy Star Label, and we look forward to future augmentation of this market leading program."