Weingarten Realty is pleased to announce our participation in the launch of the Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) new environmentally conscious program, IREM Sustainability. The multifaceted program offers the opportunity for commercial property managers to engage in educational information to provide more efficient and sustainable properties.
From existing properties to new developments, Weingarten Realty actively embraces various initiatives that support the future of environmentally friendly retail centers. The company recognizes that there are economic, environmental and social implications associated with the full range of our sustainability efforts, and that a commitment to incorporating sustainable practices will add long-term value to our assets. Weingarten Realty is grateful to be afforded the opportunity to get involved at an early stage in an innovative program designed around making properties more sustainable.
Three integrated parts compose IREM Sustainability program, including database software, Green Per Square Foot, a challenge competition and a new property-level certification. Green Per Square Foot database allows managers to add properties to assemble key information in one place and discover ways to save with unbiased recommendations, incentives and exclusive offers. Sustainable Property Challenge is a competition, running through September 2014, designed to teach best practices to owners and tenants to improve a property and save money, while achieving core activity completions to become an IREM® Certified Sustainable Property. Winners will be announced in October 2014 during an awards ceremony at IREM’s Fall Leadership conference.
Weingarten Realty’s entire portfolio of core properties is entered in the Green Per Square Foot database. Opportunities to expand sustainability efforts will ensue with the ability to benchmark against peers, find new incentives and earn the IREM® Certified Sustainable Property (CSP) designation on Weingarten Realty properties through IREM Sustainability.
To learn more about IREM Sustainability visit, http://iremsustainability.com/.