This section of the toolkit is a comprehensive and structured – yet adaptable – approach for creating or improving a sustainability program for your portfolio of buildings, whether you are an owner or operator. Implementing a portfolio-wide sustainability program can be a complex process, particularly within organizations requiring multi-level decision-making and multi-step protocols. At its essence, an effective Portfolio Sustainability Program aligns sustainability goals, financial goals and tenant satisfaction goals to strike a comprehensive balance across all properties.
The process at a glance:
Sustainability programs can make the greatest impact and save the most money by taking a whole-building approach, which includes:
- Reducing the amount of energy used across the whole building, including tenant energy use
- Using more energy-efficient technologies
- Providing controls to optimize the use of the equipment
From a broader sustainability standpoint, the whole-building approach means bundling the implementation of lower financial return measures and initiatives with those that result in a higher return to ensure both the building and full portfolio continually meet financial requirements. Read about the Business Case for Sustainability.