Because commercial buildings are major energy consumers, representing 18 percent of the total energy used in the U.S., the EPA developed the Guidelines for Energy Management to help building owners and operators identify and implement cost-effective strategies and technologies to reduce energy use.

By adhering to these guidelines, 1211 Avenue of the Americas was awarded the coveted ENERGY STAR designation in 2008-2009, 2014, 2015 indicating that they are among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance.