Ecological LLC Forms Alliance with Cushman & Wakefield

April 20, 2010

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ — Ecological LLC today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) to provide Comprehensive Sustainability Services(TM) to C&W’s clients. The strategic alliance will further enhance C&W’s sustainability offerings while providing Ecological with access to the extensive C&W platform.

The alliance will initially focus on C&W’s clients located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, with the capability to execute nationwide. Ecological will provide building owners and tenants with the opportunity to comply with recently passed sustainability mandates, including New York City’s recent legislation requiring green building initiatives such as monitoring, benchmarking of energy and water use, and energy audits.

“The partnership between Ecological and Cushman & Wakefield represents a tremendous opportunity for two New York firms to bring sustainable building practices into the mainstream,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). “NYSERDA has partnered with Ecological during its early stages and now as a member of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy [NYC ACRE]. We commend this strategic partnership, and its commitment to improve energy efficiency, reduce environmental emissions and help advance the growth of clean-energy companies in New York City.”

“We want to recognize the importance of NYSERDA’s vision and support in facilitating our ability to enter into this important Strategic Alliance with Cushman and Wakefield,” stated Brian King, President and COO of Ecological LLC. “We look forward to NYSERDA’s continued support and guidance as we deliver Comprehensive Sustainability Services to our clients located in New York.”

C&W is the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, C&W has 231 offices in 58 countries and more than 15,000 employees. The firm manages over 630 million square feet of commercial real estate globally, including 70 million square feet in Manhattan. C&W’s partnership with clients has resulted in the certification of over 23 million square feet of commercial real estate globally under the U.S. Building Council’s LEED rating system. C&W is also the first commercial real estate services firm to sign a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. EPA to enhance the environmental performance of the firm’s own offices and managed properties throughout the United States.

Ecological is a New York City-based firm that provides Comprehensive Sustainability Services for real estate portfolios, buildings and tenants. Ecological develops and implements sustainability action plans to reduce costs, improve operating efficiency and enhance asset value. Ecological’s Comprehensive Sustainability Services include portfolio sustainability planning; financial analysis, financing, and incentive planning; building metering, benchmarking and analysis; behavioral programs; retrofit projects; and repositioning of buildings as LEED and beyond.

Ecological is a member company of the NYC ACRE at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), which helps clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the city as a role model for a low-carbon future. NYC ACRE is seeded by a four year, $1.5 million grant from NYSERDA to NYU-Poly. NYC ACRE partners include the New York City Investment Fund, the New York City Economic Development Corp., Columbia University, Pratt Institute and New York University.

SOURCE Ecological LLC

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