HCP (NYSE:HCP) said it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the leader in ENERGY STAR certifications for their medical office building category.
“Currently there are 92 medical office buildings that have been awarded ENERGY STAR certifications and HCP owns and operates 22 of them, which represents the most certifications in this category by any property owner,” said Clark Reed, Director of Healthcare Facilities Program at ENERGY STAR. “This demonstrates HCP’s leadership and dedication to ENERGY STAR’s strategy of promoting energy efficiency in buildings.”
This recognition reflects HCP’s ongoing commitment to sustainability practices and reducing energy consumption and impact on the environment. An ENERGY STAR partner since 2005, HCP continues to execute its goal of implementing ENERGY STAR benchmarking technology throughout its senior housing, life science and medical office portfolios.
ENERGY STAR is a voluntary partnership between businesses, government and others united to protect our environment for future generations by changing to energy-efficient practices today. ENERGY STAR works with more than 20,000 partners to improve the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses.
Businesses can use ENERGY STAR to improve efficiency, enhance profits and create a competitive advantage. In 2010 alone, ENERGY STAR helped businesses and consumers save more than $18 billion in energy costs while reducing global warming emissions equivalent to those from 33 million vehicles.
HCP, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. HCP has been a publicly traded NYSE listed company since 1985. HCP’s portfolio of properties is distributed among distinct sectors of the healthcare industry, including senior housing, life science, medical office, post-acute/skilled nursing and hospital.