Sustainability Leadership Backed by a Recognized Record of Action
Vornado is a sustainability leader, driving higher standards both inside and outside of the real estate industry. Like many, we are committed to sustainable and efficient practices. Unlike most, we’ve backed that commitment with years of actions that lead our industry. Vornado’s expertise concerning all aspects of sustainability—from the way we design, build, retrofit and maintain our portfolio of buildings, to the way we operate every day—is unmatched by any other company in our industry.
Energy Star Partner
of the Year Award,
Sustained Excellence 2019More than 5 million square feet of Vornado office buildings were awarded the prestigious ENERGY STAR label in 2019.
LEED CertificationVornado is the largest owner of LEED-certified property in the United States, with more than 27 million square feet of LEED-certified properties, with more than 22 million square feet at LEED Gold level.
Global Real Estate
(GRESB) Green Star
2013 through 2019In 2019, Vornado ranked in the top 6% of over 950 worldwide respondents.
EP 100 MemberVornado is a proud member of the Climate Group's EP 100 with our commitment to improve energy productivity 35% by 2026.
in the light award, 2019,
10th year in a rowVornado has been recognized by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) as the highest ranked diversified REIT.
Long-Standing Commitment, Wide-Ranging Impact
With the ongoing support of senior management, Vornado’s sustainability team is able to execute a wide range of projects and standards that align with the needs of local markets. Regional best practices and experiences are leveraged across the company to broaden our impact. Our policies—from green cleaning to energy efficiency—are implemented across our entire portfolio, which means that all our assets are operated and maintained to the same higher standards.
Rising to the Next Challenges:
Technology, Resilience, and Health
Technology, Resilience, and Health
Vornado is focused on the next frontier of sustainable real estate: programs that concentrate on technology, resilience and health. We are making smart infrastructure improvements, investing in sustainable technologies, employing best practices for building operations and establishing partnerships with our tenants and communities. This creates lasting value for our investors, tenants, employees and communities.
TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
We research and implement infrastructure projects and technologies that create a more robust portfolio, increase asset valuation and improve our operational efficiency.
ENERGY EFICIENCY AND RESILIENCE
We prioritize initiatives that allow us to reduce our operating costs and impacts, and we respond rapidly and intelligently to market, regulatory and environmental risks and conditions.
Our commitment to green buildings ensures that our tenants work in welcoming and healthy environments. That’s one of the primary reasons we continue to attract long-term tenants. Through our healthy buildings, education programs and outreach, we continue to create the market’s most desirable places to work and live.
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award Winner
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Corporate Member
NAREIT Leader in the Light Award Winner
Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Signatory
The Real Estate Roundtable’s Sustainability Policy Action Committee Vice Chair
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board - Sector Advisory Group Member
Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Benchmarking Committee Member