Forest City received two separate honors today – June 26 – further establishing the company's credentials as a sustainability leader in the real estate industry.
2018 Green Lease Leader
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance announced Forest City as one of its 2018 Green Lease Leaders at the BOMA International Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.
"As a sustainability leader in the real estate industry, Forest City uses green leases as part of our holistic approach to managing environmental, social and governance issues and as a tool to achieve our forward-thinking objectives, including our greenhouse gas reduction goals, which were recently approved by the Science Based Targets initiative," said Jill Ziegler, director of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Forest City. "Green leases help drive efficiency throughout our properties and foster strong relationships with our tenants, empowering us to create placemaking real estate where people, businesses and communities thrive."
2017 LEED Power Builder
In addition, Forest City has been chosen as a Power Builder by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a part of the 2017 LEED Homes Awards, an annual campaign honoring projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who are leaders and innovators in the residential green building market.
LEED Homes Power Builders are an elite group of developers and builders that have exhibited an outstanding commitment to LEED and the green building movement within the residential sector.
"Year after year, the LEED Homes Awards showcase the most inspired and efficient practices in the residential green building movement. This year is no different," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. "We know that comfort, safety and security are important to every homeowner and resident and we are proud that LEED homes provide these and so much more. They are clean, efficient, financially sound and beautiful spaces that serve as backdrops for the lives of so many. The LEED Homes Award winners and their projects exemplify what it means to create a home that balances aesthetic appeal with real human and environmental needs."
Stay tuned for more on these awards and additional accomplishments driven by Forest City's comprehensive approach to managing environmental, social and governance issues.