Community Investment Strategies Earns 2018 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award

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Community Investment Strategies Earns Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

FREEHOLD, N.J., April 9, 2018
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., April 9, 2018 — Community Investment Strategies announced today it has been named the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Multifamily High-Rise Developer recipient by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to building high-quality, sustainable housing for its current residents and for future generations.

“We are honored to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year,” said Christiana Foglio, chief executive officer and president of CIS. “This is an incredible accomplishment that illustrates our ongoing commitment to sustainable living. As a real estate company that designs, builds and manages its own communities, we take great pride in providing our residents with environmentally friendly, energy efficient homes.”

Since 1994, CIS has been building ENERGY STAR certified home. Our key accomplishments in 2017 include:

• Building 32 communities that are ENERGY STAR certified and using subcontractors that are trained in energy-efficient construction techniques and practices.
• Building 2 high-rise communities using the EPA Multifamily High-Rise Program.
• Committed to energy benchmarking the entire portfolio over the next year.
• Implementing quality management programs while shortening construction schedules and saving money.
• Building in locations across New Jersey that are typically underserved, with a focus on thoughtful design and development.

“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.

In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions.

“CIS has been partnering with the EPA and the ENERGY STAR program for over two decade,” said Mark Issa, President of CIS Construction. “We’ve integrated sustainable building practices into our standard construction procedures and continue to look for new and innovative ways to reduce energy usage.”

For a complete list of 2018 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.