Center for Sustainability

ULI Center for Sustainability

The ULI Center for Sustainability 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 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 Programs

The two programs within the Center are the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance and the Urban Resilience Program.

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 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.

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ULI to Advise Miami-Dade County on Strategies to Improve the Resilience of the Arch Creek Basin Area

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White House Conference Spotlights Importance of Building for Resilience, Says ULI

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Today’s White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes will help greatly to raise awareness of the critical need…

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Solar Energy in Commercial Real Estate: Navigating the Opportunities and Risks

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Experts from a recent webinar hosted by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance recently shared insights on…

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HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition Highlights Connection Between Urban Development and Community Resilience, Says ULI

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The $1 billion in National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) grants recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing…

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My Experience at the U.N. Climate Change Conference

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My experience at the UN Climate Change Conference

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New Orleans Food and Real Estate Forum

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Join ULI members, industry experts and special guests in New Orleans for the first of a series of…

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New York Food and Real Estate Forum

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Join ULI members, industry experts and special guests in New York for the second in a series of…

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ULI Endorses Formation of Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint of Real Estate Industry Worldwide


The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is endorsing the formation of a Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC)…

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ULI Receives $800,000 Grant from the Kresge Foundation to Support Institute’s Efforts to Create More Sustainable Communities Worldwide

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and sustainable…

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