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Commercial Real Estate Spotlight: 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

By Better Buildings Beat Team on Jun 30, 2022

The Commercial Real Estate (CRE) sector saw strong turnout at the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit, with representatives from more than two dozen organizations taking advantage of the opportunity to share progress, exchange proven efficiency and decarbonization solutions, and network with peers in-person.

Revisit key CRE sessions and catch up on learnings you may have missed in this roundup of CRE highlights from the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit:

Commercial Sector Meet-up

Partners in the CRE, hospitality, healthcare, higher education, retail, food service, and grocery sectors convened for an interactive meet-up to discuss best practices and recognize Better Buildings Goal Achievers. CRE attendees gathered in a breakout session to examine sector-specific trends from the proposed SEC ruling and workforce challenges to net-zero planning and renewables procurement. Partners shared key takeaways to inform research and priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Review the session presentation here.

Green Lease Leaders: Catalyzing Progress Towards a Zero-Carbon Future

With the urgent need for climate action, many organizations are setting ambitious decarbonization targets. To achieve these goals, organizations are leveraging commercial leases to reduce carbon emissions, meet building performance standards, and align corporate targets with measurable progress.

CRE partners Lendlease and JBG Smith joined the Institute for Market Transformation to recognize 2022 Green Lease Leaders, including nine Better Buildings CRE partners and allies: Empire State Realty Trust, Highwoods Properties, Hudson Pacific Properties, Kilroy Realty Corporation, LaSalle Investment Management, LBA Realty, Lendlease, Physicians Realty Trust, and Tishman Speyer.

Learn more about this year’s Green Lease Leaders here.

Communicating with Building Occupants

CRE partner Kilroy Realty and hospitality partner Hilton shared their successes in communicating the benefits of energy efficient building operations to occupants and stakeholders – a key element of ensuring buy-in and long-term success of any sustainability project. Explore the session presentation here.