Sustainability Strategies Should Be Top of Mind for Building Managers

“Sustainability Strategies Should Be Top of Mind for Building Managers” 
NREI – May 14, 2019

Over the years, the concept of sustainability has endured a number of transformations. In its infancy, it was all about the building envelope. We watched it grow through the green movement, which largely focused on products and procedures to save the planet, to encompass much more global—and personal—concerns, such as wellness and fitness.

As the concept morphed and grew, an increasing number of corporations jumped on the bandwagon and discovered in the process that establishing a sustainability initiative not only costs, but it also pays. Done wisely, investing in a building’s or portfolio’s sustainability strategy can not only reduce downstream costs, such as in operations and maintenance, but there is also strong evidence that it can serve as a corporate differentiator.