Creating healthier environments

for our tenants and employees

while reducing consumption of resources

How office design impacts the health, well-being and productivity of employees

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.

About COPT’s Sustainability Program

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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COPT’s Sustainability Pledge

We pledge to sustainably develop and operate our portfolio to create healthier work environments and reduce consumption of resources.

Our pledge entails four components to help us achieve our goal:


Minimize the consumption of resources to decrease our carbon footprint

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Continually adapt and enhance our building designs and technologies to optimize resources

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Influence and advocate the growth of sustainable practices by our stakeholder groups and report out our sustainability results

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Maximize sustainability throughout our supply chain and affiliate with sustainable industry leaders to ensure best practices

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The Green Workplace

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.

Some of our success stories...

Recycling Program
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Irrigation Systems
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Water Savings
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Reducing Emissions
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Energy Savings
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LEED-ing the Industry
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What are Some of your Stories?

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.


Contact Information

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