Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance

The ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance is dedicated to creating healthy, resilient, and high performance communities around the world. Through the work of its Greenprint and Urban Resilience programs, the Center provides leadership and support to land use professionals to invest in energy performance and portfolio resilience while reducing risks due to a changing climate.

In 2014, ULI’s Board decided to create the new Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance as a logical transition from the organization’s previous work under the Climate, Land Use, and Energy (CLUE) program. The new Center builds upon the work of CLUE and broadens its scope to address adaptation as well as mitigation.

Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Programs

The three programs within the Center are the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, Tenant Energy Optimization Program, and the Urban Resilience Program. In 2018, the Center started the 10-Minute Walk campaign in partnership with the Trust for Public Land and National Recreation and Park Association.

The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance is a catalyst for change, taking meaningful, immediate, and measurable actions to generate real estate solutions that improve the environment through energy efficiency while demonstrating the correlation with increased property values.

The Tenant Energy Optimization Program is a proven, replicable approach that integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction and delivers excellent financial returns through energy conservation. The process emphasizes the importance of collaboration between tenants, building owners, and service providers.

The Urban Resilience Program looks at how cities can prepare for the expected effects of climate change.  From rising sea levels to more frequent storm events to extended droughts, the changing climate poses short- and long-term risks and opportunities for urban planning and development.  The Urban Resilience program provides resources and strategies to mitigate those risks and to create a more resilient and durable vision for community development.

The 10-Minute Walk campaign is a nationwide movement to ensure that there’s a great park within a 10-minute walk of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America. The campaign was launched in partnership with the Trust for Public Land and National Recreation and Park Association.

Center for Sustainability Advisory Board

Uwe S. Brandes

Member
Executive Director, Urban Planning Program
Georgetown University
Washington
DC
United States

Daniel M. Cashdan

Member
President, HFF Securities
HFF
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Scott Christopher Dunn

Member
Vice President
AECOM
Singapore
Singapore

Michael Franco

Member
Chief Investment Officer
Vornado Realty Trust
New York
NY
United States

Greta Guggenheim

Member
CEO/Partner
TPG Real Estate Finance Trust
New York
NY
United States

Nehla Krir

Member
Global Head of Sustainability
AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets
Puteaux
France

Daniel A. Probst

Member
Chairman ESS
JLL-Corporate Solutions
Roselle
IL
United States

John R. Rizzo

Member
Denver
CO
United States

Thomas Owen Rucker

Member
Senior Vice President, Multifamily Property Operations
Berkshire Group
Boston
MA
United States

Peter S. Rummell

Member
Chairman
RummellMunz Partners
Jacksonville
FL
United States

Jay Sholl

Member
Senior Vice President
CBRE
Piedmont
CA
United States

Brian Swett

Member
Principals
Arup
Boston
MA
United States

Lynn Thurber

Chair
Chairman
LaSalle Investment Management
Hamilton
MT
United States

Mark H. Wilsmann

Member
Managing Director
MetLife Real Estate
Whippany
NJ
United States

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