Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Exhibit Progress toward Water, Carbon Reductions

Some of the world’s leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing water usage, carbon emissions and energy consumption, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance. Building owners are driving progress as they work to mitigate the risks that come with climate change.

The report, which tracked and analyzed 8,700 properties owned by Greenprint members, demonstrated the following reductions between 2015 and 2016:

• 4.3% reduction in water use

• 3.3% reduction in carbon emissions

• 3.4% reduction in energy consumption

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