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WASHINGTON (September 10, 2012) — 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 five new members and three innovation partners.
Internationally recognized real estate companies BlackRock, Grosvenor, Silverstein Properties, Thomas Properties Group, and UDR, Inc. have joined the center.
“Grosvenor has a vested interest in the future shape of the urban landscape and we are committed to helping create and manage attractive, vibrant and environmentally sustainable cities in which people choose to live and work,” said Mark Preston, Chief Executive Officer of the Grosvenor Group. “Becoming a member of the ULI Greenprint Center was therefore a natural decision for us, and we would encourage others to join so that we can continue to improve the accuracy and relevancy of benchmarking, strengthening the environmental performance of the built environment.”
“Silverstein Properties is thrilled to be a member of the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance,” said Marty Burger, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. “As a company, we are committed to incorporating cutting edge, environmentally-friendly practices that improve the quality of life for our tenants.”
Major technology companies Cisco, Johnson Controls and Lutron have joined the center’s Innovation Roundtable, which promotes increased awareness of innovative technologies and best operating practices to reduce energy and carbon emissions.
“Despite budget constrains in the real estate industry, Greenprint has empowered its partners to improve efficiency by providing tools, metrics and insights that have been critical for Cisco customers, especially building owners and their operation managers,” said Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Industry and Business Transformation for Cisco Canada. “Greenprint continually proves its value through its focus on improving the transformational power of information and communications technology, alongside energy efficiency improvements. Ultimately, the goal is simple: to achieve optimal building performance.”
“Collaborating with the ULI Greenprint Center to bring new innovations, such as advanced analytics, will provide real estate companies with the tools to increase the value and performance of their portfolios,” said Clay Nesler, Vice President of Global Energy and Sustainability for Johnson Controls.
The new Greenprint members join existing members Aetos Capital; AvalonBay; Beacon Capital Partners; Blackstone Group; Equity Office Properties; GE Capital Real Estate; GLL Real Estate Partners; Hines; Jones Lang LaSalle; LaSalle Investment Management; Paramount Group; PATRIZIA Immobilien; Prologis; Prudential Real Estate Investors; RREEF, a member of the Deutsche Bank Group; Sonae Sierra; and TIAA-CREF.
About the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
The ULI Greenprint Center’s mission is to lead the global real estate industry towards 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. The Greenprint Foundation, founded in 2009, was acquired by ULI in 2012 to form the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance.
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 www.greenprintfoundation.org.
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 nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.