Expanding Energy Star
MIM’s real estate equity team and other asset managers conduct due diligence on all new acquisitions, including a formal review of a broad spectrum of ESG risks and opportunities. Risks and opportunities evaluated include factors, such as: overall building performance and energy efficiency; viability of green certifications like LEED, Energy Star and BREEAM; indoor environmental quality; occupant health and safety; toxic materials; environmental assessments; and compliance with accessibility regulations.
MetLife has been a member of the EPA Green Power Partnership since 2011, procuring green energy for 100% of MetLife’s domestic energy, with over 87,000 MWh of green power usage in 2020. By continuing to utilize Energy Star resources, MetLife is making progress on its 2030 Climate Goals, which include reducing location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and powering all MIM-owned and controlled assets with 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
MetLife received the 2022 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the Energy Star program. It is awarded to Energy Star partners that have made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency and have demonstrated leadership year over year. This is the fourth consecutive year that MetLife has been named an Energy Star Partner of the Year, and the second year the company has been recognized with the Sustained Excellence designation.