Vornado's corporate policy outlines our commitment to sustainable practices in several key areas as outlined below:
In all new development and redevelopment projects, Vornado will strive to achieve LEED NC/CS Gold certification or better.
Vornado's goal is to operate its buildings in an environmentally sustainable manner. Operations staff will establish best practices in energy efficiency, resource conservation, ecologically sensitive products, and other sustainable practices, and implement them in all possible locations. Capital upgrades and renovations incorporate, wherever feasible and practicable, sustainable materials, equipment, and technologies. When possible and appropriate, existing buildings will be certified under the LEED-EB rating system.
Vornado encourages a sustainability-minded culture in every division and at every level. Our goal is for our offices and employees to operate with regard to sustainability best practices, with focus on the following efforts:
- - Employee training and education
- - Indoor air quality
- - Resource conservation (water, energy, materials)
- - Responsible procurement (ecologically sensitive materials/vendors)
- - Transportation (mass transit and alternative commuting)
- - Waste reduction (e.g. recycling)
Strategic Application of Sustainable Practices
Vornado strives to rely upon its unique strengths to identify and apply the most effective sustainable practices. We seek opportunities that leverage the scale and diversity of our portfolio, the depth and breadth of our experience, and our operational expertise across all divisions. We test promising sustainable technologies in real-life circumstances in our portfolio to implement innovative products, services, and ideas that offer the broadest possible value to our company, our customers, our industry, our communities, and the environment.
Vornado integrates sustainable practices and thinking into our relationships with tenants, contractors and consultants, incorporating sustainable standards in contractual documents and agreements.