Brandywine Realty Trust's Two Barton Skyway and South Point I Buildings Both Earn Prestigious EPA Energy Star Award

Jun 03, 2010, 16:15 ET from Brandywine Realty Trust

RADNOR, Pa., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) announced today that it has earned two additional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star labels for its South Point I project in Berwyn, Pennsylvania and its Two Barton Skyway project in Austin, Texas.  South Point I and Two Barton Skyway represent the eighteenth and nineteenth buildings in Brandywine's portfolio to achieve this prestigious designation.

"We are honored to accept the EPA's Energy Star label recognizing these two buildings as being amongst the most energy efficient in the nation," stated George Johnstone, Senior Vice President of Operations and Asset Management for Brandywine Realty Trust.  "The designation is a testament to our continued company-wide focus on sustainability and optimizing energy efficiency throughout the Brandywine portfolio."  

Commercial buildings that earn the Energy Star use an average of 35% less energy than typical buildings and also release 35% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Only commercial office buildings and industrial plants scoring in the top 25% of facilities located in the U.S. for energy efficiency are able to achieve an Energy Star label.  Organizations earn the Energy Star by using the EPA's national energy performance system to generate energy-efficiency ratings for their buildings.  For more information, visit

About Brandywine Realty Trust

Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States.  Organized as a real estate investment trust and operating in select markets, Brandywine owns, develops, manages and has ownership interests in a primarily Class A, suburban and urban office portfolio comprising 346 properties and 35.0 million square feet, including 241 properties and 25.1 million square feet owned on a consolidated basis.  For more information, please visit our website at

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or transactions of the Company and its affiliates or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or transactions expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such risks, uncertainties and other factors relate to, among others, the Company's ability to lease vacant space and to renew or relet space under expiring leases at expected levels, the potential loss of major tenants, interest rate levels, the availability and terms of debt and equity financing, competition with other real estate companies for tenants and acquisitions, risks of real estate acquisitions, dispositions and developments, including cost overruns and construction delays, unanticipated operating costs and the effects of general and local economic and real estate conditions.  Additional information or factors which could impact the Company and the forward-looking statements contained herein are included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

SOURCE Brandywine Realty Trust