WASHINGTON – June 8, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving the environmental performance of the global property industry, today announced that the China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD) has become the latest institution to join the organization.
CBCSD, founded in 2003, is a coalition of leading Chinese and foreign enterprises registered and operating in China with the purpose of providing a platform of exchange and information sharing in order to help companies improve performance in health, safety and environment, corporate social responsibility, climate change and other sustainable development efforts. As a member of the ULI Greenprint Center, CBCSD will contribute to the center’s ongoing goal of leading and educating the real estate industry in actions that improve the environment through energy efficiency, water conservation and waste diversion while demonstrating the correlation with increased property values. Members of the center share their building performance results with the public at large through the Greenprint Performance Report™, and participate in Greenprint-sponsored pilot programs that test new technology and operational best practices.
“Raising energy efficiency in buildings is one of the key approaches to realize energy saving and emission reduction,” said Zhai Qi, executive secretary general of CBCSD. “The China Business Council for Sustainable Development joined hands with Greenprint Center to conduct the building environmental performance project in China, aiming to scale up the green building practices in China. The joint program offers evaluation methodology and tools on building environmental performance, to improve building energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and bring about economy benefits, facilitating multi-stakeholders to take actions, boosting low-carbon and green development in Chinese building sector.”
“We are honored to have CBCSD join the ULI Greenprint Center as our newest member,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “Adding CBCSD to our membership not only expands the international portfolio of properties represented by Greenprint members, but also improves the collective power of the center to track building performance and lead by example in helping one of the world’s largest property markets reduce its carbon footprint.”
CBCSD joins existing Greenprint members Aetos Capital; AvalonBay; Bentall Kennedy; Berkshire Communities; BlackRock; The Blackstone Group; CalPERS; Clarion Partners; Commonwealth Partners; Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management;;Equity Office Properties; First Washington Realty; GI Partners; GID; GLL Real Estate Partners; Granite Properties; Grosvenor; Heitman; Hines; Invesco; Jamestown Properties; Jones Lang LaSalle; LaSalle Investment Management; Miller Capital Advisory, Inc.; Paramount Group; Parkway Properties; Prologis; Prudential Real Estate Investors; Rudin Management Company, Inc.; Silverstein Properties; Sonae Sierra; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; TIAA-CREF; and Tishman Speyer.
For more information on the ULI Greenprint Center and the benefits of membership, visit http://uli.org/greenprint
About the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
The ULI Greenprint Center’s mission is to lead the global real estate industry toward 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.
Greenprint’s flagship product is the Greenprint Performance Report™. The international scope and size of the report makes it one of the real estate industry’s largest, most transparent and comprehensive environmental benchmarks. The report is a consolidated view of participating properties, detailing their energy, water and waste performance by geography and asset class. For additional information, visit www.uli.org/greenprint.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 34,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
About the China Business Council for Sustainable Development
The China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD) was officially established in October 2003, supported by the joint efforts of the China Enterprise Confederation (CEC) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), as well as by a number of established Chinese and international companies. CBCSD is a coalition of leading Chinese and foreign enterprises registered and operating in China as a national organization, established through the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Since its foundation, CBCSD has been proactively promoting sustainable development activities focused on Energy and Climate Change, Urban Infrastructure, Building Energy Efficiency, corporate social responsibility, HSE, etc., particularly encouraging Chinese enterprises to practice social responsibility, innovation, environmental protection, and sustainable development as the top priority. CBCSD has been committed to serving the member companies, who have achieved good influence at home and abroad, forming CBCSD characteristics.
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