19 March 2021
Grosvenor Americas joins ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
As part of the Company’s global efforts to help mitigate climate change, Grosvenor Americas announces their membership with Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance.
The ULI Greenprint Center’s mission is to lead the global real estate industry towards improved environmental performance, focusing on energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Greenprint is a member-driven organization that achieves its goals through measurement, action and education.
Grosvenor Americas is an active developer and investor operating in resilient cities across the U.S. and Canada that provide long term, reliable economic growth. The company invests in vibrant urban locations where its activities can make a positive contribution to neighborhoods and communities. Grosvenor builds, acquires and upgrades properties with a focus on efficient design and materials, economic performance and environmental stewardship. Grosvenor signed the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment in 2019.
“We are committed to achieving net-zero carbon operational emissions from all of our directly managed buildings globally by 2030,” said Lauren Krause, Director – Environment, Social and Governance, Grosvenor Americas. “Setting this goal is just one of many initiatives that comprise our unique long-term approach to commercially-competitive, socially-responsible investing. For example, we intend to eliminate carbon emissions in part by reducing consumption, retrofitting systems, and designing highly efficient buildings within our U.S. and Canadian portfolio, which includes a development pipeline of 3.6m square feet. We look forward to advancing work in the built environment to mitigate climate change and value the forum Greenprint provides to share lessons and learn from our peers.”
Helping to advance the Company's net-zero ambition is Vancouver's first commercial Passive House building (pictured above) located at 825 Pacific Street. Grosvenor Americas partnered with The City of Vancouver to build the energy-efficient property for local artists and non-profit organizations. 825 Pacific is a winner of the Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge award issued by the Government of British Columbia to create sustainable, purposeful buildings in BC.