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Real Estate Community's Role in City Climate Policy (Ind. Report)
Urban Land Institute
Date: 2020-06-15
"With leading cities refining their climate action plans and hundreds of more cities preparing to develop plans, the public and private sectors can unite around a set of principles to help accelerate progress toward these shared climate action goals. This recent report from ULI Greenprint, prepared in partnership with USDN, serves as a starting point for cities interested in engaging real estate leaders during the shaping of climate mitigation policies, and for real estate organizations to increase their understanding of the potential impact of these policies -- providing useful tools to help city officials and those in the real estate industry engage with each other in a meaningful and ongoing way.

"Each of the principles identified in this report is a distillation of recommendations identified during the Urban Land Institute's City and Real Estate Sustainability workshops, in which more than 60 public and private sector leaders participated. They are also grounded in the context of specific best practices in cities across the to create building-level climate mitigation policy.

"Each principle speaks to a specific strategy for creating successful climate mitigation policies at the local level, with an emphasis on what the city and real estate sector can do to better collaborate:

  • Calculate a baseline, then set interim and aspirational goals;
  • Involve stakeholders early and continuously;
  • Understand the business of real estate;
  • Align with the larger policy ecosystem;
  • Connect to a city's other social and economic goals;
  • Be comprehensive -- prioritize existing buildings and be flexible in achieving goals;
  • Foster a marketplace of support and ensure compliance, reward success, and accelerate transformation." (Source: Urban Land Institute, Website, June, 2020) Contact: Urban Land Institute,,

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  • Convenience Stores Cut Emissions with Carbon Offsets (Ind. Report)
    Tri Star Energy
    Date: 2018-03-16
    In Tennessee, fleet fuel services provider Tri Star Energy, the owner of Twice Daily convenience stores, reports it is partnering with GreenPrint, the Arbor Day Foundation, and GROW Enrichment, to offer THRIVE.

    The THRIVE program, which is set to launch in April, will reduce consumers' tailpipe emissions on all grades of fuel through certified carbon investment projects such as tree plantings, renewable energy development and others. In addition to the carbon offsets, the THRIVE program will plant 25,000 trees in Middle Tennessee with the Arbor Day Foundation. The program has also partnered with Nashville-based GROW Enrichment, a non-profit organization focused on community development through urban agriculture and nature conservation education. (Source: Tri Star Energy, Convenience Store Decisions, 13 Mar., 2018) Contact: Tri Star Energy, Steve Hostetter, CEO,; GreenPrint, (404) 207-1947,,; Arbor Day Foundation,

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    GreenPrint to Cut Home Oil Services' Emissions (Ind. Report)
    GreenPrint,Arbor Day Foundation
    Date: 2018-01-22
    In Missouri, Home Service Oil and its Express Mart convenience store locations report they have partnered with Atlanta-based GreenPrint Corp. and the Arbor Day Foundation to offer customers a reduced emissions program beginning in March, 2018.

    The program will reduce consumers' tailpipe emissions at the fuel pump and on convenience store products and to wholesale distribution. Emissions are reduced through GreenPrint's proprietary platform and investments in certified carbon reduction projects.

    GreenPrint's program requires no new hardware or software, and no new tanks or equipment. GreenPrint's reduced emissions programs for fuel, which is licensed to convenience store chains, energy companies, and corporate fleets, currently reduces emissions on almost 500 million gpy across hundreds of retail locations and 80,000 corporate and municipal fleets in 11 countries. (Source: GreenPrint LLC, PR, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: GreenPrint, (404) 207-1947,,; Home Service Oil, (800) 467-5044,; Arbor Day Foundation,

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    ULI Bldg. Performance Report Released -- Attached (Ind. Report)
    Urban Land Institute
    Date: 2017-11-20
    A just released report from the member-driven not-for-profit Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that leading commercial real estate owners have demonstrated significant energy reductions since 2009. The report tracked and analyzed 8,684 properties owned or managed by Greenprint members located across 28 countries. These properties account for over 1.9 billion square feet of building area, according to the report. Since 2009, energy consumed by members' properties dropped by 13.9 pct. Between 2015 and 2016, members demonstrated a 3.4 pct reduction in energy consumption.

    As governments continue to recognize the impending risks of climate change, they are taking action by raising or setting new targets for building performance through energy efficiency legislation and strengthening building energy codes.

    Download the Urban Land Institute's report HERE. (Source: Urban Land Institute, Nov., 2017) Contact: Urban Land Institute,

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