TOLEDO, Ohio, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) announced today that it has been named a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA").
The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award is the highest level of EPA recognition, and distinguishes corporate energy management programs that demonstrate a commitment to organization-wide environmental best practices and energy savings. Welltower's accomplishments will be recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019.
"I am immensely proud of the contributions that our senior care partners, on-site teams and community residents have made toward Welltower's goals and progress in environmental sustainability," said Tom DeRosa, Welltower's Chief Executive Officer. "This recognition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to excellence in energy performance and our dedication to the development of extraordinary homes for seniors and sustainable health care infrastructure."
"I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners," said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. "Their innovation and leadership enhance America's economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment."
Welltower buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR® Certification include:
Sunrise at Alta Loma
Sunrise of San Marino
Sunrise at Wood Ranch
Sunrise of La Palma
Sunrise of Sacramento
Sunrise of Claremont
Sunrise of La Jolla
Sunrise of Studio City
Sunrise of Belmont
Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea
Belmont Village Buckhead
Belmont Village St. John's Creek
Northbridge - Avita of Needham
Northbridge - Stonebridge at Burlington
Northbridge - Stafford Hill
Northbridge - Avita of Newburyport
Belmont Village Green Hills
Belmont Village Memphis
Belmont Village Turtle Creek
Sunrise of Bellevue
For a complete list of 2019 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners
Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The Company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower®, a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), owns interests in properties concentrated in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing, post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.
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