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WASHINGTON (April 26, 2013) – Gensler, a global design firm with more than 3,700 professionals in 43 locations on four continents, has joined the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance as its newest innovation partner. Greenprint is a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving the environmental performance of the global property industry, with a focus on improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
Gensler’s work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and the firm is a global leader in green design. The firm approaches every project as an opportunity to enhance building, organizational, human and environmental performance.
“Our sustainable design practice considers how decisions today affect people’s lives tomorrow,” shares Leslie Jabs, a Principal based in Gensler’s New York office, who will represent the firm on the committee. “We are pleased to join an esteemed group of leading corporations, as an Innovation Partner, and like our colleagues are invested in exploring innovative design strategies to help clients obtain a competitive advantage in their respective industries.”
Gensler joins other Greenprint innovation partners Cisco, the Deutsche Bank Group, Johnson Controls and Lutron as part of the center’s Innovation Roundtable. The roundtable promotes increased awareness of innovative technologies and best operating practices to reduce energy and carbon emissions.
About the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
The ULI Greenprint Center’s mission is to lead the global real estate industry towards improved environmental performance, focusing on energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Greenprint is a member-driven organization that achieves its goals through measurement, action and education. The Greenprint Foundation, founded in 2009, was acquired by ULI in 2012 to form the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance.
Greenprint members are Aetos Capital; AvalonBay; Beacon Capital Partners; BlackRock; Blackstone Group; CalPERS; Commonwealth Pacific; Equity Office Properties; First Washington Realty; GI Partners; General Investment and Development Advisors, Inc.; GLL Real Estate Partners; Grosvenor; Hines; Jones Lang LaSalle; LaSalle Investment Management; Miller Capital Advisory, Inc.; Paramount Group; PATRIZIA Immobilien; Prologis; Prudential Real Estate Investors; RREEF, a member of the Deutsche Bank Group; Silverstein Properties; Sonae Sierra; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; Thomas Properties; TIAA-CREF; and UDR.
Greenprint’s flagship product is the Greenprint Performance Report™. The international scope and size of the report makes it one of the real estate industry’s largest, most transparent and comprehensive environmental benchmark. The report is a consolidated view of participating properties, detailing their energy, water and waste performance by geography and asset class. For additional information, visit www.greenprintfoundation.org.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
Gensler is a global design firm, employing 3,700 people who form a collection of networked studios in 43 offices on four continents. Gensler helps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design, architecture and consulting across 20 practices. From its origins in commercial interiors, Gensler is now a leader in areas as diverse as retail, aviation, sports stadia, brand strategy, hospitality and educational facilities. The firm’s consulting practices partner with clients to ensure their real estate investments are delivering a result for the people who experience them. For more information, visit the firm’s website or blog, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.