The latest report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates that some of the world’s leading real estate investors are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and water usage in their existing buildings.
The Greenprint Performance Report measures and tracks the performance of 4,001 buildings owned by Greenprint’s 34 members and affiliated partners, who constitute an alliance of the world’s leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions committed to improving environmental performance across the global property industry.
Volume 5 of the report, which was released in September, showed strong growth over the past 12 months in the portfolio of buildings monitored, as the Greenprint Center continues to expand both its membership and the building data collected from members.
It demonstrated a year-over-year reduction of 1.9 percent in energy consumption and a decline of 4.6 percent in carbon emissions. Greenprint’s objective is to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the overall building emissions for its property portfolio by 2030.