sustainability in our building
Shorenstein's management strategy focuses on continuous evaluation and improvement of building performance. Through industry-leading operating procedures and proven efficiency technologies, we embrace opportunities to improve building sustainability.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program is an internationally recognized performance rating system for the design, construction, and operation of real estate assets. Shorenstein pursues LEED wherever certification is appropriate for the property type. While not all properties are designated LEED by the USGBC, Shorenstein operates all properties to the LEED for Existing Buildings standard, including green cleaning practices, integrated pest management, waste and e-waste recycling, and energy and water efficiency standards across the entire portfolio. Our Green Building Construction Standards require all construction and tenant improvement projects to meet the LEED Interiors criteria for indoor environmental quality, energy, water efficiency, sustainable materials procurement, and waste management.
ENERGY STAR building certification is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) broader program for rating the energy efficiency of a wide range of products. Shorenstein began voluntarily benchmarking building energy performance using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool in 2008 and benchmarks all eligible buildings.
The ENERGY STAR program rates the energy efficiency of buildings on a 1 to 100 percentile scale. A score of 75 means that a building is more efficient than 75% of comparable buildings.
sustainability at your company
Learn about environmental stewardship through our Environmental Responsibility Program.
Learn about environmental stewardship through
our Flip the Switch tenant sustainability program.
Flip the Switch offers ideas, tools, and resources to start or expand your organization’s sustainability efforts including:
- Tenant Sustainability Action Guide helps tenants enhance the environmental performance of its own operations
- Educational workshops led by Shorenstein
- “I Will if You Will” energy campaign provides an off-the-shelf employee engagement challenge for your organization to reduce energy use from computers and other office devices
- Green Tips with quick, easy-to-implement sustainability suggestions
- Annual Earth Hour and Earth Day events
Contact your Building Management Office with questions, for more information, or to leave your suggestions.