Boston Properties Joins ULI’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance

Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP), the largest publicly traded developer and owner of Class A office properties in the U.S. and an industry leader in sustainability, has joined the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance (Greenprint). Greenprint is a worldwide alliance of the foremost real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry, with a particular emphasis on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions….
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New Urban Land Institute Report Reflects Decade of Progress in Improved Environmental Performance in the Built Environment

A new report from from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that the real estate industry has made significant progress over  the past 10 years in reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption while increasing asset value. The Greenprint Center, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, comprises an alliance of the world’s leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions who are committed to improving environmental performance across the global market….
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ULI’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance Announces New Member CenterPoint Properties

CenterPoint Properties, a leading innovator in the investment, development and management of industrial real estate and multimodal transportation infrastructure, has joined the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance (Greenprint). Greenprint is a worldwide alliance of the foremost real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry, with a particular emphasis on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions…
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Enhancing the Hotel Guest Experience through Sustainability

Guest expectations during a hotel stay are changing. In a competitive business that works to fill an entire building every night, sustainability is emerging as one way to stay ahead of the competition. While those in the industry do not currently see the ability to charge a premium rate for green hotel assets, positive feedback on their patrons’ comment cards indicates the value of including hotel guests when forming a hotel’s sustainability initiatives….
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Embedding Sustainability in Real Estate Transactions

While the real estate industry has become much better at integrating sustainability into new development projects, owners and developers have been less successful at driving sustainability in existing buildings. The market is not collectively taking advantage of the period when a building changes hands as an opportunity to address the financing of energy efficiency and sustainability features….
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ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance Announces Three New Members: SL Green, Lendlease Americas and Zurich Alternative Asset Management

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of three new members: nationally recognized real estate companies SL Green, Lendlease Americas and Zurich Alternative Asset Management….
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Biophilic Design: Bringing the Outside In

Humans, on average, spend the vast majority of their time indoors. Yet scientific studies on human health conclude that spending time in and around nature, or even just looking at natural elements, can have wide-ranging benefits. The real estate industry is closing the gap between these conflicting concepts by bringing nature indoors with biophilic building design….
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Four Ways ULI Is Taking Action on Earth Day

April 22, 2019, marks the 49th annual Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been a day of civic action when individuals and corporations around the world mobilize around environmental protection and preservation. Through the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, we are celebrating Earth Day by bringing awareness to the way that members and nonmembers alike can get involved in our efforts to support real estate and land use professionals to create and invest in communities and buildings that are more energy efficient, healthy, resilient, and sustainable….
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ULI Greenprint Congratulates Five Members Who Earned Energy Star Partner of the Year

Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star program honors businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. Energy Star Award Winners lead their industries in the production and sale of energy-efficient products and services, and in the development and adoption of strategies that provide substantial savings in the buildings where people work and live….
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