Florida real estate management firm Parmenter recently announced that it will accept its third consecutive Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence ranking from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a Washington, D.C. ceremony April 13.
The EPA’s Energy Star awards recognize efforts to reduce carbon pollution through energy efficiency. Parmenter noted that the recognition commends both its overall ENERGY STAR score improvement and its work in publicizing energy efficiency from its headquarters in Miami.
"Since the mid-90s, Parmenter has been actively involved in reducing the impact its buildings have on the environment by incorporating holistic management principles to the operations of its buildings," Christopher McGrew, president and chief investment officer, said.
McGrew underlined his company’s mission to educate employees and tenants by increasing environmental awareness on every level, stating that Parmenter’s practices are only as successful as the level of commitment attained from each of the firm’s employees and building occupants.
“It is exciting to see the impact we've made through our internal sustainability program; including LEED certification projects, Energy Star labels, and a commitment to continuous improvement in energy, water, and waste streams at our buildings," said Parmenter’s Steve Harrison, who serves as managing director of facilities and sustainability.
The awards recognize ongoing leadership across the Energy Star program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
"By continued collaboration with Energy Star, Parmenter is helping … to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said. "I'm proud to recognize Parmenter with the highest form of Energy Star recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award. Parmenter demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations."