Blog: September, 2011

September 9, 2011
Built Environment California Sustainability Alliance

Thomas Properties Group ranks first in environmental performance among publicly traded real estate companies in North America by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).” 

The GRESB initiative was created in 2009 to assess the environmental and social performance of public and private real estate investments.  The overall goal is to reduce the real estate sector’s carbon footprint while creating shareholder value.

With a #1 ranking in North America, it is no surprise that Thomas Properties Group has also received the coveted 2011 Calibre Environmental Award. This award, presented by the Calibre Committee in concurrence with the International Interior Design Association, seeks to recognize the outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship of organizations that are not only an integral part of the design community but also have a profound impact on society as a whole.

TPG’s mission is “to make a positive and profitable contribution toward a sustainable future.” By following this mission, TPG has continually been at the forefront of sustainability development by focusing on their product, customers, and investors to reduce operating expenses, reduce carbon footprints, and improve occupant productivity.  In 2008, TPG received our Sustainability Showcase Award, which recognizes leaders that are paving the way towards California’s clean energy and low carbon future.

Thomas Properties Group is committed to greening their entire portfolio of existing buildings and new developments, and continues to coordinate green efforts companywide with the help of Daniele Horton, the company’s full-time Sustainability Manager. Daniele is one of our Green Building Advisors, sits on the USGBC-LA Board of Directors, and chairs its Existing Buildings Committee. We are proud to have her as part of our team and want to congratulate Thomas Properties Group on receiving the much deserved GRESB #1 US ranking and the 2011 Calibre Environmental Award!