April 13, 2021

Empire State Realty Trust Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Leadership in Forward-Thinking Energy Efficiency Initiatives

NEW YORK (Apr. 13, 2021) – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) today announced it has been awarded the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This achievement recognizes ESRT for its outstanding contributions and leadership in the fight against climate change and resultant benefits to the environment and public health.

“Empire State Realty Trust is honored to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award, that demonstrates our leadership not only through the goals we set, but in the results achieved in energy efficiency,” said Dana Robbins Schneider, ESRT’s senior vice president, director of energy, sustainability & Sustainability. “We have implemented industry-leading measures across our 10.1 million square foot portfolio that target a reduction in energy usage and engage our tenants to help us make these and future strides in reducing energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions.”

The achievement adds to a list of recent recognition for ESRT, which became the first commercial real estate portfolio in the Americas to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for health and safety for 100% of its portfolio. The REIT received a GRESB 5 Star Rating and Green Star recognition for sustainability performance in real estate, and is a Fitwel Champion for healthy, high-performance buildings. As of January 2021, ESRT is also the largest commercial real estate purchaser of 100% renewable wind electricity.

“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”

More information about ESRT’s ongoing sustainability initiatives can be found online at https://www.esrtreit.com/sustainability/.


Brock Talbot | btalbot@esrtreit.com | 212-736-3100