The Site and Neighborhood Entegrity Energy Partners—an energy services, sustainability, and solar development company—developed a net zero commercial office space for company use, along with 28 market-rate apartments in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas. This structure combines Entegrity’s new office building with 28 market-rate apartments to form a three-story mixed-use development. The decision to include apartments along […]
Healthy Living and Community Showcases at theMART Vornado Realty Trust, a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) focused primarily on office and retail properties, undertook the redevelopment of theMART, an iconic Chicago Riverwalk property. The project demonstrates how an existing building can become a community hub that also promotes health and well-being. theMART, located […]
Lendlease’s 30 Van Ness is its first all-electric mixed-used development in the United States, and the decision to be all electric was made long before San Francisco passed a citywide no-gas policy for new construction. With 250,000 square feet of commercial office space, 330 condominiums (of which 25 percent will be affordable housing), 4,000 square […]
State of Green — Prioritizing Building Optimization and Energy Efficiency at Multiple Goldman Sachs’ Properties
Through building optimization, Goldman Sachs Asset Management has been able to find ways to increase property value and reduce costs while helping mitigate climate change. Two properties that exemplified these efforts in 2020 are 895 Dove and 2001 Broadway.
RUDIN MANAGEMENT COMPANY, a private and diversified real estate owner, began investing in real estate technology in 2009. Rudin’s strategy is to invest in technologies that enhance its business by making buildings run more efficiently, lease up faster, and improve tenant retention. Rudin is committed to the sustainable management of its portfolio and constantly evaluates its portfolio for opportunities to upgrade building systems and components with state-of-the-art, efficient equipment and technologies.
The ULI Blueprint for Green Real Estate— Building Staff Influencing Environmental Performance: Lasalle Investment Management
LASALLE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, a global real estate investment manager, is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its business and collaborating with stakeholders to sustainably manage properties. LaSalle’s sustainability team relies on property managers and building staff to support and implement sustainable operations. LaSalle’s Sustainability Management Program engages these teams by conducting property-specific outreach on a quarterly basis and providing all properties with training, tools, and resources, such as its GreenGuide, which highlights 10 best practices, from energy efficiency to staff education strategies.
The ULI Blueprint for Green Real Estate— Designing to Green Building Certification Standards: Gerding Edlen
GERDING EDLEN—a real estate investment, development, and asset and property management firm—pursues green certifications for each asset in its portfolio, aiming to achieve LEED Gold certification or higher for all new developments.
The ULI Blueprint for Green Real Estate— Incorporating Sustainability into Building Design: Crescent Communities
CRESCENT COMMUNITIES—a real estate investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use communities in the United States-designs all commercial properties with a focus on individual tenants and their health and happiness. To ensure that sustainability and wellness standards are incorporated into all new building designs and to optimize the building design process by providing architects and engineers with clear guidelines, Crescent Communities seeks green building certifications for its properties.
Based in Singapore, a high-physical-risk city for water scarcity, according to the World Resources Institute, City Developments Limited (CDL) has a strong focus on sustainability, with water conservation being a top priority. CDL tackles water reduction with a holistic, life-cycle approach and analyzes its entire portfolio to achieve high levels of water reduction each year. In 2019, CDL was the only company in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong to achieve the CDP A List for water security, an affirmation of CDL’s effective water management strategy.
Kilroy Realty Corporation has initiated solar projects on 11 properties in California as part of the firm’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions across its 14.3 million-square-foot portfolio. The company has reduced energy consumption by 17 percent since 2010 and has committed to achieving carbon-neutral operations by the end of 2020.