From Left to Right: Seth Waugh, Deutsche Bank, Chuck Leitner, Greenprint Foundation, Susan Leeds, NYCEEC, Bill Clinton, Clay Nessle, Johnson Controls and Jacob Scherr, NRDC
Greenprint Global Cities Office Index accepted as a Clinton Global Initiaive Commitment to Action.
September 21, 2011, New York, NY…….Greenprint Foundation, a worldwide alliance of
leading real estate owners, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders
committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, is pleased to
announce that its Greenprint Global Cities Office Index has been accepted as a Clinton
Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action.
Announced at this week’s CGI Annual Meeting, the Global Cities Office Index is
Greenprint’s commitment to develop a series of global cities office indices for
benchmarking environmental performance of the investment sector of the built
environment. In order to help demonstrate the benefit of reducing the real estate industry’s
energy consumption and emissions, Greenprint will use data available in Volume 2 of its
Greenprint Performance Report™ to model office property portfolios organized by
metropolitan area and establish a useful method of performance measurement and
benchmarking. The data in the GPR represents the most comprehensive voluntary
disclosure of energy and emissions performance by investment property owners.
Greenprint is committed to releasing the Index Report by July 2012 in conjunction with the
release of Volume 3 of the Greenprint Performance Report.
In addition to the Global Office Cities Index, Greenprint is also a participating partner in two
other CGI Commitments to Action; Scaling Demand for Commercial Tenant Green
Buildouts and the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation.
“Our involvement in three CGI Commitments to Action builds on our groundbreaking work
to provide the real estate community with transparent and verifiable benchmarks, and an
effective manner in which to report their progress in lowering carbon emissions and energy
use,” said Charles B. Leitner, Chief Executive Officer, Greenprint Foundation. “Our
Greenprint Performance Report is providing our members’ with the ability to communicate
to their investors, shareholders, public sector partners and tenants their commitment to
sustainability in a manner consistent with their focus on property value, and we are looking
forward to increasing our reach in this important work.
“Our involvement in three CGI Commitments to Action builds on our groundbreaking work to provide the real estate community with transparent and verifiable benchmarks, and an effective manner in which to report their progress in lowering carbon emissions and energy use”
Charles B. Leitner, Chief Executive Officer, Greenprint Foundation Download the press release.