06 Apr 2017

Principal Real Estate Investors Earns 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

Des Moines, Iowa – Principal Real Estate Investors has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award winner for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions. Principal Real Estate Investors’ accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.

Principal Real Estate Investors, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, will be recognized for their integration of ENERGY STAR as a key component of the Pillars of Responsible Property Investing initiative, a holistic environmental, social, and governance platform designed to guide real estate investment management practices.

“We truly value our partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Jennifer McConkey, Senior Director of Operations and Sustainability for Principal Real Estate Investors. “It’s exciting to see the impact we’ve made through our Pillars of Responsible Property Investing initiative and we remain committed to continuing our work to help improve energy efficiency, protect the environment, and deliver positive financial and environmental results for our clients and investors.”

In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion dollars on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.

For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.


About Principal Real Estate Investors

Principal Real Estate Investors manages or sub-advises $71.8 billion in commercial real estate assets1. The firm’s real estate capabilities include both public and private equity and debt investment alternatives. Principal Real Estate Investors is the dedicated real estate group of Principal Global Investors, a diversified asset management organization and a member of the Principal Financial Group®.



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. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov.