Greenprint is pleased to present Volume 3 of the Greenprint Performance ReportTM.The report continues to be the largest global collection of transparent, verifiable, and comprehensive data that provides aggregate benchmarks and performance trends. Volume 3 expands on our mission of providing a clear and consistent standard of greenhouse gas emissions measurement and energy performance by taking the first steps toward including water and waste metrics to provide a truly comprehensive and useful set of environmental performance benchmarks for the real estate industry.
The Greenprint portfolio analyzed in Volume 3 is substantially larger than that in Volume 2, including 2,703 properties (a 66% increase) and 65 million square meters of commercial space (a 108% increase). The growth has been achieved both from the expanding participation of our initial members and the impressive engagement of our 11 new members.
Highlights from the Greenprint Performance Report, Volume 3 include:
- Greenhouse gas emissions decreased 8.2% from 2010 to 2011 on a Like for Like portfolio basis. Emissions reductions are due to a decrease in energy consumption, as well as our members’ increasing commitment to renewable energy.
- Overall energy consumption of the Greenprint portfolio also decreased by 4.4% from 2010 on a Like for Like portfolio basis. Median energy intensities vary geographically due in large part to activities undertaken at the property level, local climate and regulatory structure. Sample sizes also vary by region and country, and therefore, general conclusions surrounding geographic intensity indicators have not been made.
- The procurement of renewable energy from offsite sources, such as certified renewable electricity, increased 10.8% from 2010 to 2011. However, investment in onsite renewable energy, such as solar installations, remained essentially the same.
- Overall water use decreased 3.1% from 2010 on a Like for Like portfolio basis of 621 properties. This is equivalent to saving 4.9 million kiloliter or 1.3 billion gallons of water per year.
While the Greenprint Performance Report is rich with both information and potential, we still consider ourselves to be in the early stages in terms of data. Accordingly, the growth of our portfolio continues to be one of our top priorities.
We are off to a great start, and continue to achieve adoption by the real estate industry through leadership, commitment and stakeholder collaboration. If you have any questions regarding the Index, or wish to discuss becoming a Greenprint member, please contact:
Adam Slakman, Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (+1) 770 856 1360.
Greenprint Performance Report
December 01, 2010
Verdantix has reviewed Greenprint's Carbon Index in its report ‘Greenprint Unveils Real Estate Carbon Index’. According to the report, "Greenprint Foundation’s greatest innovation lies with the pragmatic and collaborative approach adopted by its member pool." Please view the Executive Summary of the report.
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