KILROY REALTY CORPORATION

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Rozalia Project’s educational program.

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Rozalia’s ship, the American Promise.
Rozalia Project

In 2011, KRC began an innovative partnership with the Rozalia Project, a high‑performing nonprofit dedicated to water stewardship and research. Kilroy decided to sponsor the Rozalia Project because it makes a significant, positive environmental impact through strategic educational outreach and targeted programs. This innovative partnership further supports sustainability as KRC’s lighting vendor, ReGreen Inc, makes donations to the Rozalia Project based on the amount of energy savings generated from KRC’s lighting retrofit projects.

KRC sponsored two weeks of Rozalia’s 2011 Summer Trash Tour. On this tour, the Rozalia Project conducted both waterway cleanup and educational events aimed at increasing public awareness of water pollution. The KRC-sponsored weeks were the most significant ones since the Project’s founding, having over 400 participants in its programs and picking 1,758 pieces of trash out of the ocean. 

At each tour stop, the Rozalia Project conducted debris pick up and education programs for people of all ages dockside and onboard its “mothership,” American Promise. Participants had the opportunity to hunt for and collect trash from the surface to the sea floor using nets and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) equipped with sonar and manipulators to grab the trash. The Rozalia Project also conducted side scan and ROV surveys of each harbor. All debris was recorded and sorted for recycling and safe disposal on land. 

Of the trash collected during the KRC-sponsored leg of the Trash Tour, the Rozalia Project took 818 pieces of plastic, much of it microplastic, from the surface of Charles River, inspiring the Rozalia project to develop new research on microplastic in urban waterways.

KRC will sponsor additional weeks of the 2012 tour, and its innovative partnership with ReGreen will allow additional weeks to be funded as well, increasing the reach of the Rozalia Project’s programs.

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One Paseo - Proposed LEED for Neighborhood Development project.
One Paseo

KRC’s sustainability strategy includes a commitment to LEED Gold certification for all new development, and the company evaluates major renovations and existing buildings for certifications. Currently, 28 percent of its office portfolio is LEED certified. The company also pursues leading-edge LEED projects, and built the first LEED for Core & Shell buildings in both San Diego and El Segundo. Additionally, KRC is one of the first developers in the nation to pursue LEED certification for the Neighborhood Development rating system for One Paseo, a proposed 26-acre mixed-use project in the Carmel Valley of San Diego.

One Paseo’s sustainability features include compact development, an infill location, walkable streets, drought-tolerant irrigation, and energy efficient infrastructure. The project was recently recognized by the MOVE Alliance, a San Diego smart growth nonprofit, for its potential contribution to smart growth in the greater San Diego area. Following almost two years of exhaustive study and analysis, the City of San Diego has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for One Paseo. The release of the DEIR marks a significant milestone in the public process to bring to fruition this innovative, sustainable mixed-use project.  

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Sustainability & Smart Growth Features

Commitment to LEED

KRC’s sustainability strategy includes a commitment to LEED Gold certification for all new development, and the company evaluates major renovations and existing buildings for certifications. Currently, 28 percent of its office portfolio is LEED certified. KRC is one of the first developers in the nation to pursue LEED for Neighborhood Development certification for One Paseo, a 26-acre proposed mixed-use project in San Diego. The proposed project will feature compact development, infill site selection, energy and water efficient buildings, and a pedestrian-friendly design that will reduce automobile use. In addition, the company built the first LEED for Core & Shell buildings in both San Diego and El Segundo. Kilroy has a Director of Sustainability Programs who coordinates all its LEED certifications internally, streamlining the process.

The company is also participating in SDG&E's Sustainable Communities Program to install solar PV on all new development pursuing LEED certification in San Diego.

To complement its commitment to LEED, KRC instituted a sustainable purchasing program, which holds its new development, renovations, facility alterations, and tenant improvements to strict standards for construction materials purchasing.