Members of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance have continued to make significant progress in reducing carbon emissions while increasing asset value, according to its most recent annual report.
The Greenprint Center comprises an alliance of the world’s leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions who are committed to improving environmental performance across the global market.
Volume 11 of the Greenprint Performance Report™, which measures and tracks the performance of 10,190 properties owned by Greenprint members finds that, over the past year, carbon emissions have dropped by over 3%, energy consumption by almost 3% and water consumption by over 3%.
In 2019, Greenprint members invested over US$50.1 million on sustainability projects spanning from tenant engagement to building envelope upgrades and recommissioning, totaling more than 6,000 individual projects.
An economic analysis of Greenprint’s triple-bottom-line impact amounts to value of over US$687 million (€579 million) since its inception in 2009.
This includes financial savings from energy and water use reductions, as well as the environmental value of carbon emissions reductions and the social value of air pollution and water. In total, this represents a reduction of 1.43 million tons of CO2 emissions from Greenprint members’ properties.