A recent report from the World Green Building Council provides further evidence that there is a relationship between a range of factors in office design—including air quality, climate comfort and daylighting—and the health and performance of office workers. Simply stated, office design can positively impact the health and productivity of employees, pointing to a significant financial savings for employers. Download the report.
Corporate Office Properties Trust’s (“COPT”’s) sustainability programs are woven throughout the fabric of our entire company. For new construction, we have been developing buildings to a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a program of the US Green Building Council) Silver minimum standard since 2003. In 2014, we completed shell construction on the Company’s 35th LEED-certified building, bringing our total LEED investment to 4.5 million square feet. For buildings that are operational, we invest in energy systems and equipment that reduce energy consumption and operating costs and, since 2010, we have embraced all of the LEED-EB prerequisites, including green cleaning, ENERGY STAR® and other operations and maintenance policies to ensure our employees and tenants work in a healthy environment.
This year we have published our first report on our Sustainability Programs. Additionally, our current external reporting goal is to participate in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (“GRESB”) survey and to publish our first Corporate Sustainability Report (“CSR”) in 2015. Our longer term sustainability goal includes annual participation in GRESB, publishing a CSR each year, and ultimately deriving greater operating efficiencies, which will benefit our tenants and our stakeholders.
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We pledge to sustainably develop and operate our portfolio to create healthier work environments and reduce consumption of resources.
Minimize the consumption of resources
to decrease our carbon footprint
Continually adapt and enhance our building designs and technologies to optimize resources
Influence and advocate the growth of sustainable practices by our stakeholder groups and report out our sustainability results
Maximize sustainability throughout our supply chain and affiliate with sustainable industry leaders to ensure best practices
In each building we develop and/or operate, we seek to maximize energy efficiency, create the healthiest environment possible, and minimize the building's environmental impact.
If you are an office tenant, big or small, and have a story to tell about how you Reduced, Innovated, Educated or Affiliated to create a healthier work environment and/or reduce consumption of resources, send us your story and we may feature it on our site.
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