SOURCE: Glenborough, LLC

Glenborough, LLC

April 26, 2010 10:15 ET

Glenborough Partners With DCS to Launch Daylight Cleaning™ Program

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) -  Glenborough, LLC, a San Mateo, CA real estate investment and management company specializing in office properties, today announced the launch of Daylight Cleaning™, a new component of the company's comprehensive Sustainability Program. Glenborough is introducing Daylight Cleaning through a partnership with DCS Global Enterprises LP, a leading provider of daylight cleaning consulting services.

Daylight Cleaning can reduce lighting, heating and cooling at night, which has been proven to provide average-sized office towers energy savings of up to 8 percent per year. It also improves tenant satisfaction by making cleaning staff available during peak working hours, providing building occupants with the service they request when they request it. According to Michael Steele, Executive Vice President and COO of Glenborough, "As an EPA ENERGY STAR Top Performer and member of the US Green Building Council, our goal is to not only improve upon our sustainability practices, but lead the industry on those practices through innovations that differentiate Glenborough as a leader. Daylight Cleaning will help us achieve measurable reductions in energy use while also improving and personalizing the level of services provided to our tenants."

Glenborough is showcasing Daylight Cleaning in its Corporate Headquarters building in San Mateo. By making the switch in that building alone, the company expects to reduce building energy usage by 17,878 kilowatts per month and reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 60,996 metric tons per year. "Our corporate values pledge to support sustainable actions and initiatives," says Steele, "so Daylight Cleaning is a natural extension of our commitment."

DCS has been successfully converting buildings to Daylight Cleaning since 2003, resulting in energy savings, reduced cleaning staff turnover, increased building security and decreased light pollution. "We're thrilled to be working with Glenborough because the company has such a strong commitment to the highest standards of health, safety and environmental responsibility in facility care," said DCS Representative Bruce Schilling. "Glenborough has accepted the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 7-Point Green Challenge to improve energy performance and pursue a portfolio-wide 30% use reduction by 2012 and I see Daylight Cleaning as a significant strategy toward accomplishment of this goal." DCS also mentions that "Glenborough is leading the sustainable multi-tenant office building market in Northern California by going to Daylight Cleaning." 

For more information about Glenborough's sustainability efforts and green building initiatives, visit www.glenborough.com.

About Glenborough, LLC

Glenborough, LLC is a real estate investment and management company with over 30 years of industry experience. Formerly a NYSE listed real estate investment trust, the company returned to its private roots in 2006. Glenborough is focused on the acquisition, management, leasing and development of high quality office properties and currently has over $1.5 billion of assets under management. The company's primary investment markets are Northern California, Southern California, Denver and Washington, D.C. For further information, visit www.glenborough.com.

About DCS Global Enterprise

DCS Daylight Cleaning offers a complete turnkey package to sustainability-minded facility managers. DCS Global Enterprise is the North American leader in the conversion of office space from a nighttime-serviced model to a Daylight Cleaning system. For more information, visit www.dcsglobalenterprise.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Michael Steele
    Executive Vice President and COO
    Phone: 650.343.9300
    Email: Email Contact

    Glenborough, LLC
    400 South El Camino Real
    San Mateo, CA 94402-1708