The Carbon4Square challenge – the first of its kind in the country – recognized 12 buildings and one outstanding real estate firm for success in reducing carbon emissions generated through the four W’s – watts, water, waste and wheels. A total of 74 office buildings representing more than 13 million square feet of the Portland metro commercial office real estate market competed in this two-year competition. Participating buildings collectively saved 1.75 average megawatts of electricity and more than 36,000 therms of natural gas – enough energy to power 1,335 homes for one year. Combined energy savings represents more than $1.25 million in cost reductions for 2011 alone.
KG Investment Management was the grand prize winner and recipient of the “Carbon Samurai” trophy. Pictured above is the KG Investment Management team, including (left to right) Geoff Haas, Property Manager; Kim Schoenfelder, Project Director; RB Musson, Chief Building Engineer and Pam O’Halloran, Office Administrator.
Learn more about the all winning buildings here.