A member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, Boston Properties has a strong commitment to responsible management of energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions. The company has exceeded 2020 targets by reducing energy use intensity by 23 percent, water use intensity by 26 percent and greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 38
The GRC’s most recent case study is on Harvard University and their amazing achievements in meeting their campus-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) targets. Harvard chairs the GRC’s Higher Education Working Group which convenes a group of Greater Boston’s leading academic institutions to address carbon reduction challenges facing universities, from reducing energy in labs, to sharing best practices in innovation.
A member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, AvalonBay Communities manages over 280 multi-family properties throughout the country, and is committed to building sustainable communities that minimize their carbon footprint. AvalonBay had made energy efficiency investments in its portfolio for many years, with good results. But it wasn’t until the
GRC HCWG hospitals lead their sector nationwide in public policy engagement and climate preparedness and reached more than 27 percent greenhouse gas reductions in 2017, exceeding the City’s and Commonwealth’s goal of 25 percent by 2020. This case study looks at the amazing impact the healthcare sector has on resiliency measures in Boston.