Our Commitment to Sustainable Practices
2015 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
Learn more about our sustainability programs and results. Download Vornado’s 2015 sustainability report.
New DevelopmentIn all new development and redevelopment projects,
Vornado will strive to achieve LEED NC/CS Gold certification or better.
Existing BuildingsVornado’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.
Culture / Office ManagementVornado 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
( water, energy, materials )
( ecologically sensitive materials / vendors )
( mass transit and alternative commuting )
( e.g. recycling )
Strategic Application of Sustainable Practices
Where We Stand
CommitmentWe set goals and commit to improving performance on an annual basis.
PlanningWe develop projects and strategies to achieve our goals each year.
InvestmentThrough our Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operation Expenditure (OPEX) funds, we make sustainable investments in our buildings.
Skilled PeopleWe employ and train our teams to deploy these projects and strategies.
VerificationWe measure and verify performance so successful projects can be replicated.