The ULI Greenprint Center has made outstanding progress with this year’sReport. We have greatly expanded the Greenprint portfolio, which now includes 3,232 properties (a 20% increase) across 75 million square meters (a 15% increase), representing over 160 property funds (a 33% increase). This increase in data allows us to compare information from one year to the next for the same set of properties, creating the foundation for a like-for-like analysis across 2,345 properties (a 33% increase). I am pleased to report that this is the third year in a row that Greenprint members have decreased their energy consumption and emissions year over year.
Highlights from the report include:
- Energy consumption decreased by 3.2% from 2011 to 2012 on a like for like basis
- Greenhouse gas emissions decreased 3.4% from 2011 to 2012 on a like for like basis
- Reported occupancy increased 1% on a like for like basis
- The Greenprint Carbon Index has shown a 14% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from the 2009 baseline
Source : ULI