We are pleased to announce that PGIM Real Estate hired Verdani Partners in early 2019 to expand and accelerate their global sustainability and ESG program. Our team is working with their global and regional teams in Europe, Asia, and the Americas to increase data management, implement more efficiency projects, strengthen centralized information management systems to improve the overall environmental, social and governance performance of their entire portfolio. Verdani also produced their 2018 ESG Report. *as of Dec. 31, 2018 including multi-familiy.
305 Million SF, 1,174 Properties
$48.6 Billion in Total Assets
2018 GRESB Rank: 4th in Industrial Sector 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. Corporate Responsibility website
2018 GRESB: 1st in Resilience Module, 7th in Office
“With 100% of our Houston portfolio LEED certified, 100% ENERGY STAR benchmarked and a Top 10 ranking on GRESB for the past five years, Parkway remains committed to socially and environmentally responsible business. Our ESG program has been key in setting and achieving our long-term sustainability goals. In addition, by securing our #1 global ranking in the new 2018 GRESB Resilience Module, Verdani is helping us advance and share our best practices in the emergency planning and building resiliency arenas.”
2018 and 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
2018 GRESB Rank: 3rd in Office Sector, 1st in the Health & Well-being Module
+96% Energy Star Benchmarked
100% LEED Certified
22.8% Energy Use Reduction since 2013
44.3% CO2 Intensity Reduction since 2013 2018 Annual Report
"We are extremely proud to have achieved our 10-year energy reduction target 3 years early! Verdani Partners has been instrumental in working with our properties and employees to elevate sustainability efforts of our core business, enabling us to achieve our goals and ultimately position us as an industry leader in sustainability."
19.8 Million SF, 104 Properties
2018 GRESB Rank: 9th in Residential Sector
100% Energy Star Benchmarked 2018 Annual Report
“We are proud to continue working with Verdani Partners on our ESG program. We have made great improvements across our data management and capture efforts, implemented LED lighting upgrades across our portfolio, and are currently installing our first two rooftop solar projects in Massachusetts. Verdani was instrumental in helping us achieve significant rankings in the 2017 and 2018 GRESB assessments.”
2018 GRESB Rank: 1st in the Resilience Module,
4th in Office Sector
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
23.2 Million SF, 102 Properties
5.4 Million SF ENERGY STAR Certified in 2017 2018 Annual Report
By the end of 2017, ARA had over 5 Million square feet of LEED certified assets along with 25 ENERGY STAR-labeled properties. Through efficiency improvements, ARA reduced its energy use at office assets by five percent in 2017, leading to a 543-ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for this property type. Additionally, ARA made significant strides in its ESG data management, partnering with Measurabl to streamline the data management process. ARA continues to expand and improve its ESG policies and initiatives.
45.6 Million SF, 378 Properties
2018 GRESB Rank: 7th in Industrial Sector 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.