Abundant Power Joins ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance as an Innovation Partner

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WASHINGTON (January 26, 2015) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing  carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of Abundant Power as its newest innovation partner.

Abundant Power is an energy management and financial services company focused on designing and delivering energy efficiency solutions and programs. Founded in 2009 on the basis that new ideas and solutions were needed to bring private capital into the clean energy economy, Abundant Power strives to expand energy efficiency in the built environment through innovation and delivery of transformative financial and technology solutions that motivate building owners and occupants to make lasting changes in energy consumption.

“ULI is a great organization that brings together leading real estate companies that are shaping the built environment in urban areas and redefining urban development,” said Shannon Smith, chief executive officer of Abundant Power.  “As the focal point of this effort, the Greenprint initiative has been groundbreaking. We strongly support Greenprint’s mission to improve building performance for all its members. We are proud to bring the newest and simplest tools that leverage technology to improve building performance. And, we are eager to collaborate with other members who share our passion.

“We are delighted to welcome Abundant Power as a Greenprint innovation partner,” said Sarene Marshall, executive director of the ULI Sustainability Center. “The substantial expertise Abundant Power has in the area of energy efficiency will help us greatly in advancing Greenprint’s efforts to reduce energy use and carbon emissions by the real estate industry.”

Abundant Power joins other Greenprint innovation partners as part of the center’s Innovation Roundtable, a group that promotes increased awareness of innovative technologies and best operating practices to reduce energy and carbon emissions. Specifically, Abundant Power will work with Greenprint members to pilot their innovative approach to building energy management. They will be applying their technology and expertise to Greenprint member properties to determine where there are opportunities to find energy and cost savings. Where possible, results will be communicated publically through case studies.  In addition to Abundant Power, the center’s innovation partners include Agilis Energy; Arup; and Lutron.

Greenprint members are Aetos Capital; AvalonBay; Beacon Capital Partners; Berkshire Communities; BlackRock; Blackstone Group; CalPERS; Clarion Partners; Commonwealth Partners; Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; DowntownDC Business Improvement District; Equity Office Properties; First Washington Realty; GE Capital Real Estate; GI Partners; General Investment and Development Advisors, Inc.; GLL Real Estate Partners; Granite Properties; Hines; Invesco; Jamestown Properties; Jones Lang LaSalle; LaSalle Investment Management; Miller Capital Advisory, Inc.; Paramount Group; Parkway Properties; Prologis; Prudential Real Estate Investors; Rudin Management Company, Inc.; Silverstein Properties; Sonae Sierra; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; TIAA-CREF; and Tishman Speyer.


About the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
The ULI Greenprint Center’s mission is to lead the global real estate industry toward improved environmental performance, focusing on energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Greenprint is a member-driven organization that achieves its goals through measurement, action and education.

Greenprint’s flagship product is the Greenprint Performance Report™. The international scope and size of the report makes it one of the real estate industry’s largest, most transparent and comprehensive environmental benchmarks. The report is a consolidated view of participating properties, detailing their energy, water and waste performance by geography and asset class. For additional information, visit www.uli.org/greenprint.


About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 33,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.