Three Steps Forward Reducing The Carbon Footprint

Over the past decade, the real estate industry has taken substantial strides toward reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption—all while increasing asset value. There are three keys to keeping this progress on track: waste reduction, legislation, and investor activity. In a new report from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows a 17 percent improvement in energy use intensity, among other metrics. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Greenprint Center comprises an alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving environmental performance across the global market. The latest Greenprint performance report measured and tracked the performance of 8,916 properties owned by Greenprint’s members. Not only did these firms improve their energy performance over the past 10 years, the results show that members are still on track to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Click to read more at