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Greenprint Unveils Real Estate Carbon Index

Date: 03 November 2010

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Executive Summary

Greenprint Foundation, created in mid-2009, is an innovative alliance of real estate investors and occupiers committed to increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, while enhancing property values across the global real estate industry. Greenprint Foundation members understand the role that building owners and occupiers have in meeting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) targets, but to achieve its goals, it first has to work in an inherently conservative industry that is based on long lived assets, tends to focus on cost as a value driver and suffers from mixed incentives for carbon reduction. Greenprint Foundation unveiled its Carbon Index, which comprises 16.3 million m² of global real estate, in October 2010. The Index enables individual members to benchmark their energy, water, waste and emissions performance against each other. Greenprint Foundation’s greatest innovation lies with the pragmatic and collaborative approach adopted by its member pool.


Carbon Index Allows Benchmarking Against 16.3 Million M² Of Real Estate
Greenprint Levers Value Enhancing Sustainability Strategies


Aetos Capital, Allianz, AvalonBay, Beacon Capital Partners, Douglas Emmett, GLL Real Estate Partners, Henderson Global Investors, Hines, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Investment Property Databank, International Sustainability Alliance, Jones Lang LaSalle, McArthurGlen Group, Paramount Group, PATRIZA Immobilien, ProLogis, Prudential Real Estate Investors, RREEF, Sonae Sierra, World Resource Council, World Business Council for Sustainable Development