Origins of Greenprint
In 2009, leading real estate owners came together with shared goals and a shared commitment to cost-effectively reduce energy and water use, waste generation, and greenhouse gas emissions. That group became Greenprint—a blueprint for green buildings.
The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance is a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry. ULI Greenprint has tracked year-over-year, like-for-like percent reductions in absolute carbon emissions since 2009 to measure against the portfolio-wide 50 percent reduction by 2030 goal. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing, and implementation of best practices, Greenprint and its members strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and to achieve net zero carbon operations by 2050
“ESG best practices are integrated into the core business of LaSalle Investment Management. Nine years in, Greenprint continues to expand its value proposition by working with its members to develop market solutions that will further reduce environmental impact and increase asset-level NOI. With our fiduciary duty to investors to deliver superior investment performance and belief that ESG best practices enhance our returns, LaSalle benefits greatly from Greenprint’s focus on the business case for sustainability.”
Lynn Thurber, chairman, JLL Income Property Trust; former chairman, LaSalle Investment Management; immediate past global chair, ULI