San Francisco, CA – November 2, 2012 – Shorenstein Properties LLC announced it has appointed Jaxon Love as Sustainability Program Manager. He will be based in the company’s San Francisco office and will be responsible for running Shorenstein’s comprehensive in-house sustainability program, which includes the company’s corporate operations as well as all properties under management.
Prior to joining Shorenstein, Mr. Love was a Fellow of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps program. Prior to that he held positions at Pacific Gas and Electric Co., and EcoNorthwest, an economic consultancy. He holds an M.B.A. in Sustainable Business and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Oregon.
Mr. Love is a member of BOMA San Francisco’s Energy and Environment Committee and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Northern California chapter.
“We continue to make Shorenstein-owned buildings some of the most energy and resource efficient, environmentally sensitive and sustainable workplaces,” said Stan Roualdes, Executive Vice President, Construction and Property Management services. “We believe we now have one of the most comprehensive sustainability programs in the country and have found the right person in Jaxon to move the program forward.”
Shorenstein currently owns twenty LEED-EBOM certified properties and, this year alone, has successfully achieved LEED certification at the Silver level or higher for eleven properties in its nationwide portfolio. Earlier this month, the company announced LEED certification for Main Plaza in Irvine, Calif., and Umpqua Plaza in Portland, Ore.
In addition to analyzing its existing portfolio and benchmarking against LEED and other standards, Shorenstein has a goal of meeting, at minimum, LEED Gold certification guidelines for all future construction projects.
Shorenstein’s commitment to sustainability also extends well beyond its LEED program. The firm is a partner in EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program and 80 percent of the company’s portfolio has either qualified for the ENERGY STAR® label or is pending approval. Shorenstein is also a corporate partner in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, where it is committed to reducing energy intensity by 20 percent in properties it owns and manages by 2020. For the past several years, the company has also been a supporter of and active participant in the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps Initiative.
About Shorenstein Properties LLC
San Francisco-based Shorenstein Properties LLC (www.shorenstein.com) is one of the oldest and most successful private real estate investment companies active throughout the United States in the acquisition, development, ownership and management of office and mixed-use properties. Since it’s beginning in 1924, the company has evolved from a regional real estate operating company to an active national investor and manager of commingled institutional capital. Shorenstein provides asset management, leasing, property management and construction services to the properties in its portfolio through its wholly owned property services affiliate, Shorenstein Realty Services.