Sustainability, energy reduction and green real estate development are important parts of our work as an investor and developer. We believe our buildings can have a profound impact on our communities’ natural environment, economy, health and productivity.
Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) is an independent rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. A number of our properties are gold-certified buildings.
We plan to continue retrofitting existing properties to meet LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) requirements. We hope to create a model for sustainable development companies to use as inspiration for future commercial projects.
Properties in our investment portfolio have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious Energy Star, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency. To qualify, the buildings’ energy performance rates are in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide.