Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) was formed in 2009 to invest in properties majority leased to government tenants in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, we owned 73 such properties consisting of approximately 11.4 million rentable square feet in 95 buildings. Our properties are located in 31 U.S. states and Washington D.C.
As of December 31, 2016, we owned 16 buildings containing a total of 2.4 million rentable square feet that were LEED certified or were under LEED certification review.
As of December 31, 2016, 50 of our buildings containing over 6.0 million rentable square feet achieved ENERGY STAR designations in 2016. Together with RMR, we continuously focus on opportunities to expand our ENERGY STAR-certified holdings.
We believe that our continued growth and success depend, in part, on strong sustainability, stakeholder engagement and governance practices. This section of our website explains our philosophy in each of these areas. We encourage you to visit the Stakeholder Engagement, Environmental Stewardship and Corporate Governance pages to learn more about GOV’s programs.