Greenprint Foundation, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the release of Volume 2, 2010 of its Greenprint Performance Report. The announcement was made by Charles B. Leitner III, Greenprint's President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Greenprint Performance Report marks the first report in which Greenprint Foundation members can measure their relative progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions over time. The Greenprint portfolio analyzed in Volume 2 is substantially larger than that in Volume 1, including 1,623 properties (a 170% increase) and 31 million m² of commercial space (a 93% increase).
For this and subsequent volumes the name of the Report has changed to the Greenprint Performance Report from Greenprint Carbon Index so as not to limit the presentation and analysis of the wide range of sources that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
Greenprint Performance Report Volume 2 highlights include:
- Greenhouse gas emissions decreased 0.7% from 2009 to 2010 on a like-for-like portfolio basis
- Overall energy consumption of the Greenprint portfolio also decreased 0.7% from 2009 on a like-for-like portfolio basis
- The proportion of energy from renewable sources essentially has remained the same from 2009 to 2010.
With two reporting periods available to compare, the Greenprint Performance Report provides expanded information and analysis that form the base for a true performance index. The Greenprint Carbon IndexTM (GCX),has become a key component in the overall report and is a tool that will become more and more useful to the global property industry as the Foundation tracks its long term goal of reducing emissions 50% by 2030.
"Volume 2 of the Greenprint Performance Report reaffirms our members' commitment to transparency, and comprehensively benchmarks their portfolios' greenhouse gas emissions with the goal of taking actions to reduce their carbon footprint," said Leitner.
"I envision the Report as the real estate industry's diary of the journey to dramatically change our impact on the global environment. This is the second chapter in our story, with many more to come."
Greenprint Foundation Founding members include:
Beacon Capital Partners
GLL Real Estate Partners
Jones Lang LaSalle
LaSalle Investment Management
RREEF, a member of Deutsche Bank Group
The Blackstone Group
Equity Office Properties
GE Capital Real Estate
Henderson Global Investors
Prudential Real Estate Investors
TIAA-CREF DEXUS Property Group
Greenprint has Strategic Alliances with:
Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Center for Market Innovation
Better Building Partnership
Source: Greenprint Foundation