Skanska Joins ULI Greenprint Center as an Innovation Partner

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WASHINGTON (January 14, 2014) – 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 Skanska as its newest innovation partner.

Skanska is a global project development and construction group with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects, and public-private partnerships. “At Skanska we work hard to make sure the communities where we live and work can thrive for generations,” said Skanska USA President and Chief Executive Officer Mike McNally. “It was an easy choice to join with others from the private sector who appreciate that driving toward a sustainable future is good for business, good for our kids and for our kids’ kids.”

Skanska joins other Greenprint innovation partners the Deutsche Bank Group, Gensler, and Lutron as part of the center’s Innovation Roundtable. The roundtable promotes increased awareness of innovative technologies and best operating practices to reduce energy and carbon emissions.

Greenprint members are Aetos Capital; AvalonBay; Beacon Capital Partners; BlackRock; Blackstone Group; CalPERS; Commonwealth Pacific; Equity Office Properties; First Washington Realty; GE Capital Real Estate; GI Partners; General Investment and Development Advisors, Inc.; GLL Real Estate Partners; Granite Properties; Grosvenor; Hines; Jamestown Properties; Jones Lang LaSalle; LaSalle Investment Management; Miller Capital Advisory, Inc.; Paramount Group; PATRIZIA Immobilien; Prologis; Prudential Real Estate Investors; RREEF, a member of the Deutsche Bank Group; Silverstein Properties; Sonae Sierra; Starwood; Thomas Properties; TIAA-CREF; and UDR.

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 benchmark. 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 uli.org/research/centers-initiatives/greenprint-center/.

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 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.