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ULI Members Tackle Energy and Water

Existing buildings edge closer to 50% reduction in emissions


Existing buildings edge closer to 50% reduction in emissions.

The latest performance report published by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates that its member portfolio is making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and water usage.

Volume 5 of the Greenprint Performance Report measures and tracks the performance of 4,001 buildings totaling over 1 billion square feet. The results demonstrate a year-over-year reduction of 1.9% in energy consumption, a decline of 4.6% in carbon emissions, and a 1.7% decrease in water consumption.

This is notable as occupancy increased by 0.2% from 2012 to 2013 on a like-for-like portfolio basis. This suggests that best practices and improvements are driving environmental performance.