SOURCE: Summit Energy Services

Summit Energy Services

September 08, 2010 07:30 ET

Healthcare Trust of America Engages Summit Energy for Energy Consulting Services

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Summit Energy, a global energy management and sustainability services firm, announced that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) has chosen Summit Energy as its national energy consultant. HTA is a self-managed, publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust.

Summit Energy will attain cost-effective energy for HTA by purchasing power on behalf of the company's more than 200 properties nationwide. HTA will also implement Summit Energy's online energy management software, dashboarDView, for instant access to company-wide energy procurement and consumption data.

"Healthcare Trust of America has selected Summit Energy as its nationwide energy management partner for their depth of expertise in energy procurement and sustainable energy plan development," said Amanda Houghton, Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Finance of HTA. "We look forward to reaping the rewards of this strategic relationship and passing these benefits along to our tenants."

"Healthcare Trust of America is poised to experience significant organizational and financial benefit from our strategic approach to energy management," said Steve Wilhite, CEO of Summit Energy. "I highly value the trust they have placed in us, and our team is eager to begin realizing opportunities across their 8.6 million square foot portfolio."

About Healthcare Trust of America
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is a self-managed, publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust. Since its formation in 2006, HTA has made 67 geographically diverse acquisitions valued at approximately $1.73 billion based on purchase price, which includes 202 buildings and two other real estate-related assets. HTA's portfolio totals approximately 8.6 million square feet, and includes 184 medical office buildings, six hospitals, nine nursing and assisted living facilities and four other office buildings located in 21 states.

About Summit Energy
Summit Energy provides energy management and sustainability services for businesses in a wide range of industries. Summit Energy manages more than $20 billion in annualized energy spend for more than 650 clients worldwide. Summit Energy leads companies to cost-effective strategies by providing energy procurement, risk management, rate analysis, demand reduction and sustainability services. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with a team of more than 350 employees, Summit has additional offices in the U.S., Belgium, France, Mexico, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Learn more at http://www.summitenergy.com and http://www.summitenergyGPS.com.

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