Working together to make a greener, more resilient world
305 Million SF, 1,174 Properties
$48.6 Billion in Total Assets
2019 GRESB: 3rd in U.S. Industrial Distribution 2018 Annual Report
Since 2014, Clarion’s Corporate Responsibility team has worked diligently with Verdani Partners to increase data coverage across its portfolio of diversified properties. In addition, Clarion is constantly evaluating opportunities for LEED and Fitwel certification, solar, and efficiency projects with a current total of 70 LEED certified properties and over 20 megawatts of solar installed or in process. In 2016, Clarion introduced a standardized process for including sustainability information in property business plans and budgets. This has been instrumental in helping properties prioritize more efficiency projects. Since then, Clarion has been able to capture over $26 Million in efficiency investments.
“We are proud of the tremendous achievement of 100% LEED certification for our entire Houston portfolio in 2018, with 16 of our 19 buildings receiving LEED Gold certifications. We continue to perform well on the annual GRESB Assessment: top ten in our peer group for the sixth year in a row, 2nd on the 2019 GRESB Resilience Module in our peer group and 1st in Resilience globally in 2018. We are proud that Phoenix Tower was recognized for the 20th consecutive year for achieving ENERGY STAR labels. It is the only building in the ENERGY STAR program to have achieved a label for every year of the program’s 20-year existence. With Verdani’s support, Parkway remains steadfast to socially and environmentally responsible business.” ~ Mike Shreve, Regional Chief Engineer
2019 GRESB: 1st in U.S. Office Sector, 3rd in Resilience Module in peer group
2018 and 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
2018 Green Lease Leader Landlord Gold
94% Energy Star Benchmarked
100% LEED Certified
22.8% Energy Use Reduction since 2013
44.3% CO2 Emissions Reduction since 2013 2018 Annual Report
"We are so proud of our collective focus and efforts on our sustainability initiatives and the support of the CWP ESG program in its entirety – the team’s dedication is greatly appreciated, and the results are truly remarkable! Verdani Partners has been instrumental in working with our properties and employees to elevate our CWP ESG program, enabling us to achieve our goals and ultimately position us as an industry leader in sustainability."
“We are proud to continue working with Verdani Partners on our ESG program. We have made great strides across our data management and capture efforts, implemented several LED lighting upgrades across our portfolio, we completed our first two rooftop solar projects in Massachusetts, and our CEO signed the pledge for CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. Verdani has been instrumental in helping us achieve significant rankings in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 GRESB assessments, in which we are thrilled to have achieved the 2nd rank in our peer group!”
2019 GRESB: 1st in the Resilience Module in peer group, 3rd in U.S. Diversified Office/Retail
GRESB 5 Star Rating
14.3 Million SF, 103 Properties
73% Energy Star Benchmarked 2017 Annual Report
"It has been a great experience working with Verdani Partners. By leveraging Verdani’s skills, knowledge, and resources, Jamestown identified a utility automation partner, plans to submit 7 LEED applications, and reported to both UNPRI and GRESB in 2017."
~ Becca Rushin, VP
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
Verdani Partners has been instrumental in ARA’s recent ESG efforts and accomplishments. As a key partner, Verdani and ARA’s Sustainability Team expanded ARA’s ESG platform and policies that took our GRESB score from 44 out of 100 in 2016 to 81 out of 100 this year. This is just one of many examples where Verdani has assisted ARA throughout the past few years, and we are proud of the strides we’ve made with Verdani’s partnership.
45.6 Million SF, 378 Properties
2019 GRESB: 5th in U.S. Industrial Distribution, score improves 24% since 2018 2018 Annual Report
"It has been a great pleasure working with Verdani Partners. Their ESG experience and expertise has been invaluable to Colony Capital's diversified portfolio. We were very proud of our results in our first year participating in GRESB, and look forward to our ongoing relationship and to continue building on our success."
$6.4 Billion in Total Assets 10.8 Million SF in program, 4.8 Million SF of MPC's
8 LEED Certified Properties
8 ENERGY STAR Certified Properties 2017 Annual Report
In 2017, Howard Hughes Corporation retained Verdani Partners to initiate their first sustainability program called HHSustainability. Verdani is providing strategy and implementation of Corporate Sustainability, Green Building Certifications, and Engineering Services for HHC's Master Planned Communities (MPC's), including The Woodlands, Texas and Ward Village in Honolulu, which is the largest LEED-ND Platinum certified development in the country.
Kaiser Permanente’s Chino Hills Regional Reference Laboratories (LEED Gold)
San Bernardino County, California
The purpose of the Green Laboratory Case Study was to determine how biotech laboratories can use the human wellness benefits associated with human-centric design to create greater value for—and better motivate the adoption of—energy efficient building designs and technologies. The report highlights the best practices, insights, and challenges of implementing sustainability in a multi-use building with biotechnology laboratory space and how human health and wellness considerations effected the adoption of energy efficiency at the Chino Hills facility. Verdani conducted interviews and site visits, analyzed energy efficiency and co-wrote the report.
California Energy Commission
Stakeholder Engagement Communication, Outreach and Education Program and Benchmarking Compliance Program
In October 2015, the State of California passed Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802) to provide building owners access to their building energy use data from utilities, and to track consumption in their buildings. The purpose of AB 802 is to help building owners, tenants, and others better understand the energy consumption of their buildings through standardized energy use metrics.
Verdani was hired to develop a stakeholder communications and outreach program including collateral, brochures, FAQs, webinar presentations, as well as provide customer training in benchmarking compliance. The program achieved a 40% compliance success rate.
SDG&E Power Your Drive (PYD) Program
3,500 EV chargers to be installed in their territory
40% to be multifamily apartments, condos and properties in disadvantaged communities
Navigant and Verdani were hired to develop and implement a comprehensive communications and outreach strategy, complete with demographic assessments, stakeholder surveys, community engagements, strategy, messaging and collateral for website and social media, memoranda and handouts for residents, properties, and partners, sales pitch presentations, registration and CRM tools. The team engaged EV experts Shelton Group and Chelsea Sexton to provide detailed demographics and market analysis, while Verdani Partners led the marketing, sales and on the ground community engagement, and Navigant was the project lead providing sector expertise and project management. The 40% multifamily target was achieved.
Verdani is ready to jump start your Corporate Sustainability, ESG Management program!