NORFOLK, Va.–Harbor Group Management Company (HGMC) an affiliate of Harbor Group International, LLC, has been certified as an ENERGY STAR Leader by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Company was additionally designated a “Leaders Top Performer” for achieving an average energy performance score of 85 throughout its commercial property portfolio. In this regard, HGMC joins a select group of companies committed to a 20 percent Energy Efficiency Improvement Goal laid out by President Obama. The award is featured on the EPA’s website at www.energystar.gov.
“Harbor Group has made a commitment to maintain the highest standards of energy efficiency at our assets,” says Robert S. Friedman, president of Harbor Group Management Company. “At the end of 2012, 88 percent of our office portfolio had achieved ENERGY STAR, making us one of the largest owners of Energy Star-certified office space in the U. S.”
To qualify for ENERGY STAR Leaders, HGMC had to meet one of two energy efficiency improvement milestones, comprising a 10 percent improvement in energy performance across the entire building portfolio. But to attain “Top Performer” status, the entire portfolio, on average, had to perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide. To date, approximately 200 organizations have been recognized by the EPA as ENERGY STAR Leaders nationwide, of which nearly half have met or exceeded the President’s 20 percent energy efficiency improvement goal, including HGMC.
Among the ENERGY STAR properties in the HGMC portfolio are 1412 Broadway, New York; LG&E Center in Louisville, KY; Wells Fargo Tower in Baltimore, MD; BB&T Tower in Jacksonville, FL; Dominion Tower in Norfolk, VA; 200 Public Square, Cleveland, OH; 34 Peachtree, Atlanta; and in Chicago, 2 North LaSalle and One South Wacker Drive.
About Harbor Group Management Company
Harbor Group Management Company (HGMC) is a diversified property management company with a portfolio encompassing office buildings, shopping centers and apartment communities throughout the United States.  Services provided by HGMC include property management, leasing, maintenance, engineering, construction, real estate planning, development and receivership. The firm also provides investment consulting and advisory services for companies in site evaluation and development.
An affiliate of Harbor Group International, LLC, HGMC is responsible for the management of 10 million square feet of commercial space and 20,000 residential units. For additional information, please visit http://www.harborgroupmanagement.com
About Harbor Group International, LLC
Harbor Group International, LLC is a private real estate investment and management firm which controls a portfolio of worldwide assets valued at approximately $3.8 billion. HGI is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia with offices in New York and Tel Aviv. The company’s real estate holdings include approximately 8.5 million square feet of commercial space and more than 23,000 apartment units.  For additional information, please visit www.harborgroup.com.